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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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We biked to the Basin along the Franconia Notch Park and it was quite interesting how water flows over time have created this natural feature. I recommend taking a bike ride from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
DonWeave
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We biked to the Basin along the Franconia Notch Park and it was quite interesting how water flows over time have created this natural feature. I recommend taking a bike ride from Echo Lake south to all the interesting features along the way...back towards Lincoln, NH.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One my faver place i would lime to leave there i really love the place do anything to stay there for ever

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basin itself is just a 5 minute walk from the car and its beautiful but if you have the time there are many trails around and the cascade trail is just great with many waterfalls on the way a little bit to the right in the beginning of the trail there is a sign that says Kinsman Falls its... More 

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New Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy hike that's well worth the little effort. The falls at the Basin beckon one to go on forever. The Basin is a "must see" whenever I travel to Franconia Notch

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

trail was well marked and very safe for children. Benches on trail for viewing or resting. Signs for photo op

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kid and the dog love it here. You get to see mother nature at its best and wade in the refreshing water. So peaceful and relaxing and you can just step off the path and have some nice quiet time for yourself. Seeing the waterfall is always one of the AWE moments.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant stop for any day. Easy walking even with kids. Small brooks all around. Just a nice way to enjoy nature.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like to take a more serious hike (moderate plus), basin starts a trail, marked with blue on trees, at times need to cross water (use rocks for help) and some areas steep adn narrow. beautiful. challanging. usually muddy. nice day trip. spent 5 hours round drip including short breaks for photos. Can take kids who are good walkers.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free to get in. Short walk around to get to the basin. Nothing else here to do. It's just a pretty sight to see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful area is free and highly recommended when in the White Mountains. Located right before Cannon Mountain. It is a very short walk and very scenic with a beautiful water fall.

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