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Franconia Notch State Park

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Very nice State Park. We visted soon after a snowfall. We snowshoed through trails to the falls... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Riverhead, New York
Has it all!

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

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Derry, New Hampshire
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260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

Very nice State Park. We visted soon after a snowfall. We snowshoed through trails to the falls and river. We had some excellent photo shots. Nice place for hiking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ratkins3
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mmbcde
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank JustPeachy17
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lrbarile
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank juliasJ1111OT
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank James W
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shatiel
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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roving472233
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.