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Franconia Notch State Park

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Has it all!

Containing everything from Cannon Mountain and its skiing and tram; Mt. Lafayette, the 2nd highest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derry, New Hampshire
Scenic park, moderate hike up into Flume Gorge

We stayed nearby (just north of Lincoln) and were literally within 5 minutes of this park. We went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim W
Atlanta, Georgia
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260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 January 2008

The White Mountains in general, and Franconia in particular ,is one of our favorite plances. Our family of 4 (2 adults + 7 & 9 year old boys) have spent part of our summer vacation there for the past 4 years. The area has so...More

16  Thank RichA252
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

I felt pretty bad taking my mother here who tried and tried to turn around. Going at her pace, we finally made it out, but it became more about getting her out than it did about enjoying the trail. We weren't the only one. There...More

5  Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Containing everything from Cannon Mountain and its skiing and tram; Mt. Lafayette, the 2nd highest in NH; the Basin; Artist's Bluff; Echo Lake; and so much more, Franconia Notch State Park is located straight up 93N, so it's impossible to miss. Just pull off on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed nearby (just north of Lincoln) and were literally within 5 minutes of this park. We went in the morning shortly after they opened, as there was rain moving in later. If possible, I'd definitely recommend going when the fall leaves are turning, as...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state park has what you are looking for if you are nature-deprived in a city! Bridal Veil is an excellent hike to stimulate all your senses and leave your gratified to be alive!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent State Park, well maintained and accessible. We were on a coach but had regular stops and commentary

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked the Franconia Ridge loop near the end of October, which was too late to see the foliage, but the scenery was still just spectacular! The loop is roughly 9 miles or so, with about 3800 feet of total vertical ascent. You can of...More

2  Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favourite parts of the whole White Mountains area, great walks, great views, lots to see and do.

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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Having a desire to visit New Hampshire during autumn, my friend and I discovered Franconia Notch State Park and immediately where determined to make the hike on the loop trail. We had read that the trail was difficult, but being that we are relatively fit...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Very special area. Surprisingly, the mountains of New Hampshire may not be as high as those out West, but they are magnificent in their own way. Excellent highway drive right through. Restaurants, and facilities along the way. Stunning scenery, with some waterfalls and trails. Fortunate...More

1  Thank sjtcjft
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very nice State park with multiple levels of walking trails. We enjoyed the Basin , the Flume Gorge. Don't waste your time stopping at the Old Man of the Mountains. The rock formation fell off years ago. Not sure why this is even included in...More

1  Thank Bon09
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We are visiting to view fall foilage. We did not see any on this hike. In spite of that, I recommend that this not be skipped. It is truly amazing and unbelievably beautiful.

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19 August 2018|
Response from Mr_DanaFM | Reviewed this property |
Nothing specific, just going up the trails they have there. There's one main trail, and one or two side trails you'll see as you go along.
Claudia T
19 August 2018|
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Response from Yesdog2016 | Reviewed this property |
It is not flat - mainly sloping. We were there in winter when there was snow/ice on the ground, which was a challenge. But in dry weather it is not difficult. I would recommend folks with balance or walking issues use a... More
2 July 2018|
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Response from Pema K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.