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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Lincoln
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Owner description: This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

You need to hike a little bit to get to The Basin, it's just a place where the rock form a basin structure.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Basin is very picturesque...a perfect little walk for the whole family..in the middle of Franconia notch state park...if your driving thru don’t miss it

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Set alongside the I-93 this is a wonderful place to take a break. The small creek makes it's way through some lush forest with an easily walked the pathway nearby. The whole atmosphere exudes peace and tranquility.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Easy walk to the Basin but lots to see on the way. very unique place and scenery so well worth the stop.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The basin is basically a glacial pothole in a giant rock formation. The river carved a natural water slide out of the rock which flows into a round basin dug out of the rock by glaciers long ago. The water gently swirls around the basin and back out as the river flows along. Sounds simple, but it was so cool to see. I have never seen anything like this anywhere! This is way cooler than the falls / gorge, which you have pay to see.

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