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Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
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Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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We took the tram (cable car) to the summit and were rewarded with excellent views. The ride was great and the commentary excellent. The guy seemed genuinely to like his job. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ian H
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Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the tram (cable car) to the summit and were rewarded with excellent views. The ride was great and the commentary excellent. The guy seemed genuinely to like his job. We took a short walk at the top and then descended by tram and visited the ski museum (free) which was interesting. We then drove to the flume gorge... More 

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a breathtaking park! So much to see and do- biking, hiking, kayaking, camping. Hiking the Flume Gorge is a must- it's stunning. Stop at The Basin as well- a short walk just off the highway. Beautiful

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Thank jolen6
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to go here every September. We bike and hike mostly. So much to see and nice to revisit. So beautiful. You do not even have to spend money to see or do great things.

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Thank S A
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Franconia Notch S. P. is quite a gift from NH to the public. It's free, very spread out, and includes many different places to view. It even has wheelchair accessibility, although the wheelchair-bound person wouldn't have access to all the sights. Many people follow the Pemi trail within this large park, yet there is so much more to see in... More 

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Thank Louisalivingston
West Yellowstone, Montana
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This state park is just breathtaking in the middle of the White Mountains. Just driving on the Parkway which is part of I-93 is gorgeous without getting off at an exit to explore. We will be taking in the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram and hiking the Flume Gorge.

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2 Thank Tetonlady
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful and worth seeing this National Forest. We seen some beautiful mountain views and waterfalls.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a number of attractions within the park in a day, including the Flume Gorge, Cannon Mountain Tramway and the Basin. The whole family really enjoyed the experience - even the teenagers who did the 2 mile walk at the Flume without complaint. The highlight however was the Tramway (cable car). The views at the top of the mountain... More 

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Mason Neck, VA
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked the entire 2 mile loop around the Flume Gorge. As a middle aged women who sits in front of a computer all day, I found this hike to be challenging. Lots of up and down hills. I would suggest starting on the left side of the loop, so that the flume gorge is more toward the end of the... More 

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Bristol, CT
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I rode the recreational path (uphill!) all the way from The Basin to Profile Lake, where we thought it ended, I guess it goes further. not well traveled which was very nice, follows the river, many hiking trails emanate from it. Going back it was all downhill which was nice! Great views along the way.

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Thank Edward P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steep, rocky, harder than anticipated but worth it. Two people over 55 years managed - not as good as the two under thirty. Lake at the top is gorgeous - can swim and there is a classic hut style shop with selected refreshments. Great way to get your exercise and experience something beautiful while on holiday.

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