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Grafton Notch State Park

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Address: Bethel, ME
Phone Number: 207-824-2912
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Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without...

Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.

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Love this beautiful state park in Western Maine! Moose cave, Mother Walker Falls, Table Rock. Screw Auger falls is beautiful, but can be dangerous. Do mind the handrails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this beautiful state park in Western Maine! Moose cave, Mother Walker Falls, Table Rock. Screw Auger falls is beautiful, but can be dangerous. Do mind the handrails. Also, if you decide to attempt the Eyebrow Trail, bear in mind that there is a very challenging climb involved. This is not a trail for children, animals or people who are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Grafton Notch many times. It's rugged and beautiful and usually quiet. I backpacked in July and was very surprised to see so many people on the trails. We had the campsite to ourselves the first night and shared a campsite on the second night. A large group arrived and there was no space for them so they... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, while this is advertised as a loop trail, we took the blue trail up and back as we had been told that the orange trail was a good deal steeper. For us, the blue trail was steep enough!! We do not do much hiking, so this was a strenuous hike for us, but it was worth all the huffing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful easy to navigate in an air cast for a broken foot. Got to do a little and enjoy the outdoors, waterfalls, wading pools and beautiful setting. Plenty of parking and picnic tables. Folks of all ages there too. Even saw a fellow traveler in an aircast too! Wish I could have hiked more but glad it was easy to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Follow orange trail is challenging to hike up, but we follow blue trail then white trail (part of Appalachian trail) to come down is easier

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Thank 463bibil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked Table Top and it was wonderful hike and the view at the top of the mountain was stunning. Take the easy hike up instead of AT path. The AT path is more difficult. The easy hike is a bit steep and can be challenging after it rains as it is very slippery. Watch your footing. Bring water.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We recently visited with two children ages five and seven. We took the orange trail which turned into the white and there was one particular spot that was very tricky/dangerous for our young children. My husband was absolutely terrified but we made it across. It took us four hours to finish it. I think it should be better labeled at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The orange trail to table needs a warning, their are several large boulders on the way up that you need to use your hands to get over. Also two sets of metal bars that have to be used for stairs to get over. The blue trail should be assessable to almost everyone. The view and the quiet on the orange... More 

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1 Thank Jeff F
seacoast, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We spent the day visiting the waterfalls here. Step falls is a half mile hike that is a little steep in some places, but us four retired folks had no problem. You are rewarded at the end with waterfall falling over large rocks, forming pools and continuing on. Great ace to have a quiet day in the water. The more... More 

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West Virginia
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106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This state park is located in a beautiful area. The Screw Auger Picnic area was very nice, with tables located next to the stream and each in its own little space apart from the others. The hiking area seemed to be very popular. However, I felt like the park could be much better with a little work. The Screw Auger... More 

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