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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
Phone Number: 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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A wonderful place to visit

This is a real jewel in Franconia Notch State Park. Take a hike and enjoy the splendor of the White Mts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a real jewel in Franconia Notch State Park. Take a hike and enjoy the splendor of the White Mts.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To simply see "the basin" it is less than a 5 minute walk. But there are more cascading falls to see as you walk upstream. We were there about 30 minutes; there is also a trail that goes further down the stream - do not know if more cascading falls there; all who were there when we were looked to... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was recommended by friends and I am so glad we stopped. There is a paved bike trail as well as very well groomed trails leading through the woods to some spectacular scenery. Perfect experience for our family with young kids. Handicapped accessible as well. Absolutely gorgeous slice of paradise! A must-do if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

trails are well maintained, easy walking in and out. Many signs with facts about how the basin was formed. convenient, right off of 93.

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Sutton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to cool off on a super hot day. Bring bug spray and good walking shoes. The paved pathways are great but if you choose to follow some of the other trails they can be muddy and narrow with tree roots sticking up. Seeing the falls is more than work the walk, the bugs and the mud. If you... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This sight was recommended by a local. It is free and you can spend as much time as you like walking, hiking and viewing the various small but pretty waterfalls. We even saw people fishing in the small pond at the base of a fall. If you are hot it is a great place to cool off. a few places... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful natural basin with nice surrounding trails. It was just a lot smaller than I thought.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our most do stop when we come up north. We wear bathing suits and stop along the way to hit all the watering holes! Best day ever!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is much more than I expected!! Short walk to the basin and so beautiful. But keep going over the bridge and up the trail to the left. In a short while you will come to huge rocks you can walk out on or have a picnic lunch. Breathtaking views. The one day we were beside a small waterfall and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! Such a nice walk with beautiful things to look at. We will definitely be back this summer.

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