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Franconia Notch State Park

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Takes your breath away

Very special area. Surprisingly, the mountains of New Hampshire may not be as high as those out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bedminster, New Jersey
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Very nice, tons of color due to the foliage Oct 5, 2018

Very nice State park with multiple levels of walking trails. We enjoyed the Basin , the Flume... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riner, Virginia
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260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Bon09
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if all you do is drive down I-93 and view the majestic mountains and gorges you will have had a good day. Stop at the multiple sights along the way and you will have a great day.

Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful place!!!!!!! Family friendly and the views!!!!! just come ready to take it all in! People focus so much on the perfect pictures like yea have ur memories but live in that moment appreciate the wonder and beauty of Mother Nature created!

2  Thank ButterfliesQueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to do here and the views are spectacular even if you are just driving through. If you are lucky you will get to see a moose along the parkway.

Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike through the flume is impressive. The hike (2 miles) is not easy, lots of steps and sttep climbs, but well worth it. It took us 1 1/2 hours with lots of stops for pictures. The BAsin was also impressive but we were most...More

Thank annemarieloffeld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the franconia ridge hike. Lots of smaller hikes are gorgeous too. Love driving through the notch. Woodstock inn is great. enjoy the views and the foliage.

Thank Kendra O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this was a beautiful place to visit and the waterfall was very nice, we thought it was a little pricey. We walked up to the Flume Gorge after paying inside and welcomed the shuttle for the ride on the way back...nice driver.Would have liked...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike up Falling Water, along ridge to Lafayette then down by the hut and back to parking lot. Wonderful, hard hike — a classic hike in the Presidentials. Watch the weather carefully though; you want to do this ONLY in good weather!

Thank Trekandmore
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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.
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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.