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Grafton Notch State Park, Bethel

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Grafton Notch State Park is a publicly owned recreation area in Grafton Township, Oxford County, Maine. The state park occupies surrounding Grafton Notch, the mountain pass between Old Speck Mountain and Baldpate Mountain. The park is abutted to the east and west by the of the Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land. The park's mountain scenery includes the Screw Auger and Mother Walker waterfalls and Moose Cave. Recreational opportunities include fishing, hunting, and picnicking. Hiking trails include a rugged 12mi stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
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  • Drove from Errol to Bethel on this scenic byway...what a great way to spend the day. Plenty of hiking, nice falls on the river. Family friendly fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy the beauty.  more »
  • Location Lat 44.572106 / -70.902701 for Screw Auger Falls Parking Lot; On Route 26 near the New Hampshire border and approximately 14 miles north of Bethel. Wonderful hiking. Bring your camera for fan...  more »
  • Drove from Bethel to Grafton Notch. It is a beautiful State Park, & has many hiking trails. We took two easy trails. One was to a waterfall. Enjoyed half a day.  more »
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  • Beautiful state park! We went to see Screw Auger Falls, which was absolutely gorgeous, but found some really great hiking trails too! There are picnic tables set up throughout the park which was nice and there are also pit toilets, which aren’t the best, but are definitely better than nothing! We actually ended up staying overnight in our van at the Screw Auger Falls Parking Area. We read online that overnight camping was allowed, but didn’t see anything posted one way or another, so took a chance. Very peaceful and safe. Great waking up right next up to a waterfall! This place is wonderful!
  • Made our first visit here on vacation last year. Will be going back this year. Several spots along the road to stop for site seeing. Screw auger falls is the main place. Has picnic tables along the river. Nice place.
  • Awesome location to hike or build rock structures. A few different waterfalls. Huge hole, wouldn't leave kinds unattended
  • Lots of gorgeous waterfall and cave turnouts here. Wish we could have hiked more of it. So glad we came to this area on our Maine adventure
  • Had a great time hiking the eyebrow trail and some of the AT. Also enjoyed the quick journey to Moose Cave, Mother Walker Falls, and Screw Auger Falls. Definitely a must visit in the Southern Interior.

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