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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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rograham wrote a review Nov 2020
NJ61 contributions58 helpful votes
Access from route 93 Northbound for south access 93 Southbound for north access. Short and easy trail to view this natural feature where the rushing water angled into a swirl that created a basin of stone about 30 feet in diameter. Crystal clear water. On the path north of the basin back to the parking area, there are spots where you can access the stream for wading or sitting. Not deep enough for swimming. Restrooms adjacent to the parking. Nice diversion even for non-hikers.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Monkeycat1983 wrote a review Nov 2020
Allentown, Pennsylvania56 contributions5 helpful votes
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Trail for “off road” jogging stroller. Only a few spots you can’t take the stroller like down the steps to the basin area as pictured. Easy walk, close to parking. Beautiful views.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Tessa wrote a review Nov 2020
United States155 contributions103 helpful votes
Not much to say but it’s a pretty straightforward walk and this nice basin! If you like water sounds, it’s a very calming place to be. But it does get crowded with people, so plan accordingly. There’s two separate spots to take photos, but continue walking the short distance to see the actual basin! There’s a parking lot and an entrance directly from there to start the little trail.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Danielle wrote a review Oct 2020
Brewster, New York65 contributions
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I am not sure if it is nature made or man made but either way it was very cool to see. About a 5 minute walk from the car to the basin. Easy for all ages. Slippery after it rains so be careful! Worth the little trip.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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September_Love wrote a review Oct 2020
Rochester, New Hampshire78 contributions5 helpful votes
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The pemi trail here is an easy walk and the trails are well maintained. It was a busy fall day but we were still able to feel secluded in nature.There are multiple bathrooms but they are camp style (glorified porta-potty) they also do not have a place to was hands and they DO NOT offer hand sanitizer either. Only downside was because of the number of other walkers there was little to no wildlife to be seen or heard.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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