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Franconia Notch State Park

260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402
+1 603-823-8800
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A really, really enjoyable hike

The hike to Flume Gorge is a really enjoyable hike. 2 mile loop. Uphill and downhill, on a dirt... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nate W
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Upland, California
via mobile
Interesting Hikes

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hikes and features are interesting. If you want to camp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanette H
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Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“flume gorge” (118 reviews)
“franconia notch” (46 reviews)
“cannon mountain” (48 reviews)
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260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The hike to Flume Gorge is a really enjoyable hike. 2 mile loop. Uphill and downhill, on a dirt path most of the way. Beautiful forest. Wonderful small waterfalls. Lots of quiet spaces to enjoy God’s creation. I would recommend going opposite the crowd and...More

2  Thank Nate W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hikes and features are interesting. If you want to camp in the state park's campgrounds on the weekend in the summer, make sure you get there before 4 or have a reservation earlier.

Thank Jeanette H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to hike The Lonesome Lake Trails and Cannon Mountain on a low cover day meaning it was drizzly and we could hardly see the hand in front of our face as we parked and eventually headed up the mountain. The hike to Lonesome...More

Thank Bill A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see!!! Spent the afternoon walking the 2 mile loop trail through the Flume Gorge!! Beautiful and amazing to see. There are stairs and hills but it is more of a path than a trail. It’s a pretty easy walk for most...More

3  Thank Bethany D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 'Flume Gorge' hike and it was beautiful! It wasn't easy, but it was a good workout and I enjoyed it. There were several falls and two covered bridges that were great to see. There was a chasm with a boardwalk running...More

1  Thank elliescr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Climbing up to Mount Lafayette from the car park takes about 3 hours from Falling Waters trial and another 3-5 hours coming down old bridal path. Views up top was breathtaking. Hike was very tough for me coming down.

Thank kmquek
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Franconia Notch, NH is a location not to be missed. The highway itself lends to great views of high mountains on either side. The flume and the basin are especially stops you would want to make. Additionally, the Cannon Mountain ski area and tram offer...More

2  Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Incredible views, sounds, etc., but you will want to go when there's few people. I just absolutely loved everything from there. If you're feeling down or stressed you MUST go. I visited Flume Gorge some months ago when I was in New Hampshire and it...More

Thank Santiago C
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We visited the Flume and Basin in April while the ground was still covered in snow. It was truly beautiful and only a few folks were there. The paths are easy to follow and there are lots of photo ops, but caution is necessary walking...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I've been here countless time since the 1960's. From then until the early 1980's, we came here virtually every summer, and almost every summer more recently. The two best times to visit are Summer, say around Late July or August, and of course, during the...More

1  Thank DFM_58
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catherinefrogley
17 March 2018|
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Response from Todd P | Reviewed this property |
Lots of the "Attractions" are Summer based.. but the sheer scale and dramatic mountains that drive toward the sky as you travel up through the notch are worth the excursion on its own. Lots of foot traffic in this section... More
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
Diana‘s bath is a must have a camera. Woodstock brewery is good take the tour. Woodstock there are cute shop’s to see . My son got a tattoo in Woodstock. Whale’s tales my kids went to it was ok go before 3. 1/2 off . Bath... More
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Krupa G
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Response from Cynthia N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at Lafayette Campground.
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