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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
Phone Number: +1 603-745-8391
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This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest...

This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.

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Tumbling Stream and Beautiful Basin

The Basin itself is intriguing with the rushing water, but the surrounding streams were fantastic! Because of an earlier rain, the falls and cascades in the streams tumbled by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Terry K
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basin itself is intriguing with the rushing water, but the surrounding streams were fantastic! Because of an earlier rain, the falls and cascades in the streams tumbled by looking beautiful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting The Basin, and walking along the trail. It was very beautiful and an easy walk, but the trail was close to I-93 so the noise of the traffic detracted from the experience.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here randomly and was really impressed with the basin and the work done to keep the area neat and accessible.

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Kentwood, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to stretch your legs and enjoy a short scenic walk. The rock formation was very interesting. Beautiful area.

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Nineveh, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We took the short hike to see The Basin and were pleasantly surprised. A beautiful whirlpool that has been carved in the rock over centuries. Worth the time to see.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Basin is well worth seeing, but there's much more to see in either direction from it. It's a very pleasant spot overall.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful park with very nice walking pathways. There are 2 covered bridges, one accommodates on site tram and the other, a walking bridge is by the falls. Don't miss the decked walkway through the flume. There are stairs throughout but not too challenging. $16 adult admission.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Short hike from the road lies a circular rock formation carved into the granite by water over millions of years water flows in and runs out the bottom simply fantastic

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

come here at least twice a year as a family trip to just enjoy nature. nice clean park with clean cool water.

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Mashpee, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A great walk along the edge of a stream tumbling over the boulders and rocks. This leads you to a series of wooden stairways and crossovers up thru the notch. Several paths lead back down thru the woods.

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