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“No Moose on our trip..BUT Beautiful”

Grafton Notch State Park
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.
Rome, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No Moose on our trip..BUT Beautiful”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We made a loop out of Bethel that took us through Grafton Notch. The whole drive was beautiful, but the state park was probably the densest area of beauty if one were in a time crunch.

We walked out to Moose Cave. It's good for a short hike in the woods.

And walked out to Screw Auger Falls. It's a very short hike, and a very pretty little water fall. It is a pretty popular site judging by the parking lot and number of visitors.

Both are easy walks, but just the drive through this area, and the surrounding mountain side is worth seeing.

Visited October 2012
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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Easy, short, beautiful walks for waterfalls. Moose Cave was another unique experience. All this is within easy driving distance from Bethel!

Visited October 2012
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san francisco
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“best place in Maine for short nature hikes.”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We are an older middle-aged couple, and while my husband can walk for hours without problems, I have a bad knee and back. This lovely place has many short and very easy hikes in the most beautiful scenery we've seen in a long time. Lots of photo ops!!

Visited October 2012
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The Villages, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great State Park.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Wife and I spent a rainy afternoon at the park yesterday. We saw and walked to two water falls, and then tackled a 2.4 mile hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail. Do not even think of taking this hike without good shoes that grip on wet rocks and roots. Even though you end up only 900 feet above your starting point, it is quite a climb, over some rough terrain. Bring plenty of water. It was in the low 50's yesterday, raining, and we needed several bottles each. Did not see any Moose, but plenty of wild turkeys . If you like the out doors, ths is worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Rumford, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“a litle bit of heaven”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

this area is right of the road.but you feel like your miles away. the views are great. there are several areas to pull off the road and see the river flowing over rock lined drops. there are places for getting in the water to cool off when the weather is hot.there is also several hicking areas in the area.

Visited July 2012
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