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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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A simple bike ride

A friend and myself decided to take a mental health day from work and go on a bike ride. I had always heard the bike path from the Flume to Cannon was great. I bike the beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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SOUTHERN MARYLAND

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SOUTHERN MARYLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and myself decided to take a mental health day from work and go on a bike ride. I had always heard the bike path from the Flume to Cannon was great. I bike the beach areas a lot (flat). The bike path started off with a fair steep hill. My first thought was "Oh how am I going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiked up to Mt Lafayette and back. It was a middle to difficult hike round trip. I would recommend it, if you are in the area.

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Halifax, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit misleading as far as activities go. The state park encompasses a number of other locations with separate reviews and ratings, so rating it as a whole is difficult. It is a nice park and includes, amongst other things, The Flume, The Basin, numerous trails, canon mountain, echo lake, and Lafayette & Canon campgrounds. So this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had a few hours to visit, we were going to Stowe and wanted to get there before it got to late. Thought the visitor center was very helpful in letting us know which hikes to go on. We were there on a Friday later in the day, so the Flume trail was not too busy, which I would recommend... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a weekday in August. Not exactly sure what's technically in the park vs area, but we went to the Flume Gorge (crowded), Old Man of the Mountain viewing area by the water (where they have sculptures that let you see what the rock face looked like), Ski Museum and some general hiking around. Some of the trails... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought the Discovery Pass and that was so worth it. The Cannon Mountain gondola was fun and our hike on top of the mountain provided us with spectacular views. We were the first group of the day and it felt like we had the mountain to ourselves. Just a great day. The Flume Gorge was a bit crowded and people... More 

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Rodman, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed a week at the campground. nice area to use as a jump off area.. if you like hiking there are plenty of trails in this area.. the staff at the park were friendly and knowledgeable, the park was well maintained and was for me a the perfect spot to stay since its right in the middle of most... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is great for hikers who want to get access to many trails. The short hike to The Flume is worth the trip to non-hikers. The gorge is well maintained with walkways. Plenty of photo opportunities. Good family oriented activity.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's better to get the discovery pass to cover both franconia notch n flume gorge. Pass is valid thru Oct for most of the years. really enjoyed the tram ride and the walk/hike on the top of the mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The way to view this amazing notch is approaching from the south via I-93. You get amazing vistas of the entire notch from miles away. Driving north you see the Franconia Range which creates the east side of the notch. It is made up of a series of pointed peaks starting at Mount Flume. Each of the mountains is over... More 

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