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Different Perspective

Winter in the notch completely different than the other 3 seasons. Well worth the trip and hiking... read more

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Charlottetown, Canada
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Beautiful - even if is in the rain, under grey skies. People's photographs look amazing with blue... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
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The narrow passageway between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Winter in the notch completely different than the other 3 seasons. Well worth the trip and hiking is challenging but just as fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Beautiful - even if is in the rain, under grey skies. People's photographs look amazing with blue skies and sunshine.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Nice leisure drive on the coach, not sure of each of the stops for viewing/photographs. but well worth the trouble and good experience. Visited in early October so Autumn not fully coloured but guess it would be superb later in the month

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Flume Gorge, state park, the basin all amazing places we visited. Stunning colors, wonderful waterfalls, peak fall colors, wonderful hiking trails. We could not ask for anything more. Anyone wanting to see a gorgeous part of New England/ New Hampshire will defeat not be disappointed....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kathypN280XW
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our main goal was to visit Mount Washington and we had to take I-93 to get there. Franconia Notch offers several stops along the way for the traveler needing a break from the road. It's a great way to stretch your legs to take a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AmeiK30
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I grew up an hour south of Franconia Notch and it's always been a favorite place of mine -- also one of the most beautiful regions I've seen in all my travels, any time of year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NHjo
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Love this park and area. Swim in Echo Lake or enjoy paddle boat or canoe rentals. We didn't fish but watched others fly fish by another lake. Many areas to hike. Bike rentals at cannon mountain. The only thing we did not do was the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We drove through and it was pretty. There were many trails and other things to do but we were not up to hiking. I would like to go back and do some hiking and see some of the water falls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank madd4912
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We are visiting during the summer and greatly love the beauty of this area. And I know that in many ways it is even more beautiful during the winter months. If you love to hike, this is a place for you to enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

It's a drive through the woods. The views are pretty, but not awe-inspiring. We drove all around hoping to see some wildlife along with the views and we struck out. We were in the area 3 days and saw nothing but crows. We were very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mary H
July 9, 2015|
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Response from safogg | Reviewed this property |
There are certainly places you can stop and break out a picnic, just look for any sort of signage indicating a landmark or camping or park. You're pretty much guaranteed to find a table sit at or grassy hill to relax on no... More
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Irene J
Naples, Florida
Here now (5 Replies)
Traveled from Boston to Lincoln Franconia notch area is close to peak. Seems every area is at a different level. Drove past twin mountain to see great color today. Actually hot when sitting in the sun.
September 28, 2013|
Response fromTARAinFL|
Thanks for the update! I was trying to find somewhere to get a real idea as to the colors in the areal. We are in Florida, but fly into Boston on Friday to bring the kids to see some fall colors. :) We can't wait! Even if they pass peak, they will still look great to our untrained eyes! LOL
Beac0n1
Baltimore, Maryland
Franconia Notch from Bath, ME, then Brattleboro, VT (9 Replies)
Hi--Is it realistic to plan to drive from Bath to Franconia Notch, spend a couple of hours there, then drive to Brattleboro in a (long) day in August? We are limited in travel time but would love to see the area. Any help would be much appreciated!
May 05, 2012|
Response fromwpsaukee|
It's realistic in that there are enough hours of daylight in which to cover the route, with enough time to spare to let you stretch your legs a bit. It doesn't sound relaxing or like the best way to enjoy the area, but if you're up for a day spent mostly in the car, you can do it and you will see some beautiful scenery. I'd recommend taking the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112) through the mountains from Conway to Lincoln. I don't know how you're getting to Bath or how much time you're spending...More
Gokaylagirl
New Orleans, Louisiana
White Mountains & Acadia Itinerary (10 Replies)
My boyfriend and I are planning a 9 day New England trip this October to the White Mountains, Acadia NP, and Boston. I know a lot of driving will be involved and that fall is a busy season, so I am trying to book hotels this week. We are in our late 20s and are very adventurous; love to hike and be outdoors. We also are very over ambitious on vacation; sightseeing and doing as much as we can from morning to night. Just trying to decide how many days/nights to spend in each location. ...More
July 12, 2017|
Response fromfflbrgst|
Looks good as is. Note that many businesses in Bar Harbor close after the Columbus Day weekend, but there are still some places open.