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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
+1 603-745-8391
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Always a beautiful trip

We have been visiting the basin for a number of years and have enjoyed it during all seasons. Easy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tia E
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Beautiful Spot

A great location to spend some time and enjoy the amazing brook scenes and falls. The walk isn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nhlefty
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This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short walk” (63 reviews)
“easy walk” (35 reviews)
“rushing water” (22 reviews)
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Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
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"short walk"
in 63 reviews
"easy walk"
in 35 reviews
"rushing water"
in 22 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 24 reviews
"kinsman falls"
in 16 reviews
"baby flume"
in 15 reviews
"off the highway"
in 24 reviews
"franconia notch"
in 45 reviews
"paved trail"
in 11 reviews
"nice walk"
in 18 reviews
"flume gorge"
in 24 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 23 reviews
"parking lot"
in 42 reviews
"parking area"
in 18 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 9 reviews
"rock formations"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting the basin for a number of years and have enjoyed it during all seasons. Easy hiking trails to see the basin itself but you definitely feel transported to a different place! A number of other trails branch off so you can...More

Thank Tia E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great location to spend some time and enjoy the amazing brook scenes and falls. The walk isn't difficult and is less crowded during the week.

Thank nhlefty
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you enjoy nature and walking, this is a great place to visit. Great small waterfalls and hiking trails. There is a handicapped available trail, but it is a little steep at spots.

Thank mount433
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took our grandchildren on a tour of Franconia Notch and spent time at the Basin. It was a very hot day and the children were able to play in the stream above the basis. We were able to have lunch at a table near the...More

1  Thank tom646
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is so worth a stop here to see the fantastic power of nature. It's a short walk and there is no fee. Even if you aren't a nature buff you will be taken by its natural beauty.

Thank Salvatore M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike along the cascades to Lonesome lake is spectacular any time of day but especially during golden hour. The visitor info center is very informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep. That’s right. A non-ambulatory person who uses a wheelchair may access this trail. In fact, a portion of it is paved and intersects with the bicycle/pedestrian trail. Many trails intersect with the Basin. It is FREE, and no parking fee is collected. Buses and...More

1  Thank PaleoGypsy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Basin almost as much as the Flume area. The walk through the area is very easy and the water features are very interesting. There is also an offshoot trail with a lot of roots that goes to a little flume and other...More

2  Thank darwinmoore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short easy pathway to see this beautiful basin carved by water into the underlying solid rock. We first visited here with our children many years ago and it is no less beautiful today.

1  Thank Ksbklyn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite hike in White Mountains. Great views for photography and plenty of place to stop and relax, enjoying nature. We loved dipping our toes in the cool mountain water..very refreshing!

1  Thank Chicago_ILMom2
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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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Kerri B
January 10, 2018|
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Response from saratime32 | 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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