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“Wow, don't miss this one...”

White Mountains National Forest
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Scenic White Mountains Helicopter Tour
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Laconia
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wow, don't miss this one...”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

WE hiked the Flume trails, and were awe struck by the beauty. The trails are well identified, and the office does offer good advice re the effort required. We are seniors - mostly out of shape, yet we managed the full hike even though we did get pretty tired.

The beauty of the trail is hard to describe - it was really wonderful in late August, but I suspect once the trees start to change it will be even more spectacular.

The path is well maintained, and the difficult sections at the start all had well maintained stairs and paths. Take your camera...

We also took in the Old Man of the Mountain site - interesting history about a natural feature that passed away naturally. Give that a look too. The history is enchanting.

Visited August 2013
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Meredith, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Location correction”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is not located in Laconia. It is in the white Mountains, about an hour north of the Lakes Region. Visitors are not going to find this in Laconia, NH

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Scenery was spectacular”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Travel the Kancamagus Highway. It is a breathtaking, in its beauty. The Alpine sled ride at Aattitash wa fun

Visited August 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Franconia Notch and Echo Lake”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We kayaked at Echo Lake. What a beautiful place!!! Then we hiked the Flume etc. One word of advice: stay on the paths. We left the path and thought we would follow the river for a while. Bad idea! Such a beautiful area though. I return again and again.

Visited August 2013
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Bristol, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“All I can say is WOW!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

A all day parking pass is $3. You can use it at all the parking lots in the White mountains National Forest. If you are traveling with 2 cars and staying for awhile you may want to consider the $25 annual pass. You get 2 windshield stickers so you can split the cost with a friend or even someone you meet in the parking lot!

Everything was excellent but be warned that if you plan on going to the Smith House, also known as Mead Base, which is located in Sandwich, NH, at the base of the Sandwich Notch Rd, the grounds are open to the public, but you can't go in the house. If you want to go into a historic New England farmhouse I suggest the Brickett Place which is relatively nearby in Maine. In addition to the old house and furnishings there is a timeline illustrating the history of the local area as well as the Brickett family. I thought that it is funny that the house is brick.

Note that the Champney Bridge is gone. If you want to hike the Champney Falls trail you will have to cross the brook that took out the bridge!

Visited July 2013
Thank spill_beans
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