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Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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WOW! Dont miss this

Spent a wonderful memorable couple of hours here. Beautiful scenery, good hiking, fresh air and a memory with my wife of 40years. Cant ask for more than this.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Clive T
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a wonderful memorable couple of hours here. Beautiful scenery, good hiking, fresh air and a memory with my wife of 40years. Cant ask for more than this.

Thank Clive T
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After leaving Stowe, VT, we went through Franconia Notch State Park on our way to K. Highway and then Bretton Woods. This is a great place! The park ranger was so helpful, identifying things to see along the Kancamagus Highway. The Flume Gorge was beautiful, despite a dry summer and the path was well worth the time. Only down side... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is GORGEous. We spent two days exploring, did the flume trail, the Basin, hiked up Green Leaf trail, the Tram, and bike path. Fall colors seemed to be at their peak Oct 10th. So breathtaking. Wish we had stayed longer to take in more hikes. The Semi trail is easy and follows the river through the park. The... More 

Thank OhPrettyMoon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to the white mountain region with two little girls. We're looking for easier hikes for them. The Basin hike was perfect for us. Kids loved it. Very easy, by the water. Was a nice solution for a cloudy day.

1 Thank Yael R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we did this. Worth every penney!! I was a little worried because I am not in great shape right now and I am claustrophoic. Double whammy. We just took it slow and enjoyed every step. Wouldn't miss this for the world. I know my husband was in awe as well. Don't miss this treat!! The beauty in the... More 

1 Thank Karen G
Thomaston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a beautiful walk along this two mile route - would definitely recommend. The foliage and views were wonderful.

Thank Marty S
Parrottsville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Flume gorge had some of the most incredible views of a natural flume. Path ways were clean, marked well. Moderate walk getting to the top, but saw women in high heels walking the trail, don't know how. If you can't walk well or you are handicapped l don't think you can do the hike. There are steps, rocks and narrow... More 

2 Thank Nora S
Kilkelly, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove the 8 miles of highway 93 through Franconia Notch State Park. The view was breathtaking. Will return again and check out the other attractions in the park. Beautiful and highly recommended.

1 Thank May04sam2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be ready to see nature at it's finest. Along side massive rock formations married to cool running water, look at everything green growing from everyplace you can imagine and a full on real hike. Around the rocks, over the thousands of tree roots, soft compacted forrest floor you will trek by waterfalls, bright mushrooms, and singing voyeurs perched all around.... More 

1 Thank Mike H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure and take lots of time to climb The Flume and so hike any and all waterfalls in the area. Fall is definitely the time to visit!

1 Thank Beachlover1949

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