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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Great hiking trail

After visiting The Basin along with lots of other people, we took off down the brook trail and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
happycathdetroit
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Detroit
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great for families with small children

This is one of those great-bang for your buck places...even though its free. We drove two hours to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JJ0719
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting The Basin along with lots of other people, we took off down the brook trail and loved it. It was challenging but not too tough and there were two beautiful waterfalls to visit. After leaving the main area, we didn't come across other...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of those great-bang for your buck places...even though its free. We drove two hours to get here, and my five year old loved it. There is enough to see to make the drive worth it. The walk also is quite easy.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and accessible for people with mobility difficulties. It's great that these natural splendours can be shared with everyone

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 72AnnH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool spot that is easy to get to and only a short distance from the parking lot. Can be crowded. There are some other trails that branch off by the basin that are nice and way less crowded. Kinsman's Falls were really pretty (more on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tracy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went a little before lunch. It was adventurous for our 3 yr old granddaughter and easy for her to walk all the way in and out. We stopped at one of the pick nick tables and had a family snack on our way out.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view. Not allowed to swim there. We could only take pictures and enjoy the views. But water is crystal clear!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ynny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice attraction, but I'm not sure why people are raving about it so much. Worth seeing because it's easy to get there and is an unusual looking formation.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kapiris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful walk, awesome falls, and worth the trek into the woods. handicapped accessible, well maintained trails.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank P9086ZYlindad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved seeing the Basin. The terrain was slightly difficult for older people. The weather was absolutely beautiful the day we visited. We traversed some trails over roots and rocks also.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank nana112016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is quiet and stunning. Loved our picnic on the rocks and waterfalls. Wear hiking shoes or something with grips for the rocks.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank mainelobster43
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jswallow2018
May 26, 2018|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Not really deep enough, but have seen children playing in water in spots
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January 10, 2018|
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Response from uncoveredcitizen | Reviewed this property |
No there is but best Western white mountain was perfect location n affordable
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September 24, 2017|
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Response from Cyoungdc22 | Reviewed this property |
I personally do not recall specific elongated parking spots; however, when I was there I was the only car and there were a lot of spots. The parking area on either side of the highway is very large and I don’t think I would... More
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