My wife and I visited Bethel last fall and discovered this beautiful park. We had originally intended to stay and explore mostly in New Hampshire, but were very glad we chose Maine instead.
Grafton Notch is not well known and I really hope it stays that way. When compared to the "Kank" in New Hampshire the traffic count is puny, and that is what makes it such a nice place to visit. We visited the entire length of the park an went on into New Hampshire, crossed into Vermont and followed the Connecticut River all in one easy day.
The state of Maine requests $5.00 from you for the right to enjoy the entire park, which to me is only fair.
If you decide to visit, plan on staying in Bethel, the small town ambiance will get to you and provide a real relaxing visit. We got so used to it in our four days there, that the trip back to the airport in Manchester NH felt like we were going back to Miami, with all the traffic.
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