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“Don't miss the Basin!”

The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park
Ranked #1 of 16 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 September 8, 2018

This State Park is so big, that it traverses Highway I-93. The Basin is easy to see with the highway signage, so just pull off and start a relaxing walk. The path is paved, and also has a handicapped accessible pathway to see the Basin. We saw some people even taking a dip in one area. It is a very short walk, maybe ten minutes or so, if you don't stop for photos, to the Basin. The Basin is a huge granite hole about 20 feet in diameter that is so smooth and to hear the water rushing down into it, is just amazing.

1  Thank EmEs
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The Basin is beautiful to visit year after year. WE never tire of it. There are hiking trails, one to The Little Basin which is beautiful to see also.

2  Thank lousiel2015
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

My wife and I stumbled upon this during a trip for our anniversary and are SO happy we stopped to explore. Beautiful little trail with waterfalls.

Thank Jaime M
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Always love this area and we visit each time we come to the area. The walk to the basin is lovely and fairly easy to do.

Thank Nancy P
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here here looking for something today and fell in love. The water flowing is peaceful and calming. There are enough people around that it’s not creepy like your in the woods alone but is not overcrowded and you have plenty of space to roam. On a hot day if you sit on a rock close to the river it’s like natures AC My son enjoyed jumping from rock to rock in the river

Thank LoriAnn C
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