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Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: 260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402
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+1 603-823-8800
09:00 - 17:00
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Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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Franconia Notch is one of NH gems. The views are breathtaking and the trails unforgettable. We visit every time we come to NH.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Heather B
Norwich, Connecticut

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Franconia Notch is one of NH gems. The views are breathtaking and the trails unforgettable. We visit every time we come to NH.

Thank Heather B
Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Franconia Notch State Park is a great destination for an afternoon, a day, or a few days. We spent parts of two days in the park; considering all there is to see and do, we could easily have spent more time. We enjoyed the tram ride up Cannon Mountain and a hike at Flume Gorge. (We purchased the combo tickets.)... More 

3 Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Conroe, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 was a mother and daughter duo in front of us that had to keep taking... More 

2 Thank Lisa L
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We really enjoyed this walk. It is about 2 miles all round. Lots of interest from the Gothenburg, flume, huge boulders, moss, colourful trees and views. Shuttle bus takes you the first half mile if you need it. Spent ages taking photos. Bit expensive but very enjoyable walk. Cafe in the visitor centre, film and museum.

1 Thank RachelDunsdon
Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire was beautiful, especially the water fall. Very nice! It's a nice place to go for a family vacation. Lot's of walking, make sure you have comfortable shoes and of course water...bring water. I think the hike to water fall is about 2 miles...

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Richardson, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The hike up to the top of Flume Gorge is well worth the price. Much of the climb is on boardwalks and wooden stairs which not only protect the surroundings but also give a great view of the waterfall. Fall color was at its peak while we were there. Crowds were also at a peak. Even so, the hike was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This park is a bit strange as it's located in the middle of the freeway. You exit 3 different exits to get to different parts of the park. The gondola costs money, and just to walk one of the hikes you need to pay $16.00 per person. There are other hiking areas to walk for free. The maps are confusing... More 

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Urmond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We started at the Visitors Centre where we had a little breakfast, before starting our hiking tour at the State Park. We walked through the woods, along the waterfalls, over the covered bridges, etc. It is a recommended trail to see the nature here.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The visitor center recommended this as a good hike. We had trouble finding the trail head as there were no signs visible from the roadway. Finally we saw a group of cars parked in a large parking lot so we parked next to them and there was a sign that read "Bald Mountain - Artist's Bluff Hike Loop Trail 1... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a beautiful and unique natural wonder! With the leaves changing color and the hills shining all around, it was a great time to visit.

Thank Ann E

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