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Grafton Notch State Park, Bethel

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Grafton Notch State Park is a public 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 by the eastern and western sections of the Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land, which total. The park is managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
In 1963, the state made its first acquisitions of the land for the park with the purchase of from Brown Company. The addition of 18 more parcels, many less than 5 acres, took place in the 1960s, mostly in 1964. The park boundaries were fixed with the addition on two one-acre parcels in 1977.
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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  • This is a good location to stop and walk around for an hour. It is not too big, but the waterfalls are pretty cool. 
    This is a good location to stop and walk around for an hour. It is not too big, but the waterfalls are pretty cool.  more »
  • I drove through Grafton Notch State Park on my way back to Bethel. Just the drive alone through the park is worth doing as the notch is absolutely stunning! I stopped and hiked the Moose Cave Trail... 
    I drove through Grafton Notch State Park on my way back to Bethel. Just the drive alone through the park is worth doing as the notch is absolutely stunning! I stopped and hiked the Moose Cave Trail...  more »
  • Table Rock Trail was challenging due to slippery rocks due to earlier rainfall, but worth the effort. Beautiful. 
    Table Rock Trail was challenging due to slippery rocks due to earlier rainfall, but worth the effort. Beautiful.  more »
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  • Hiked the eyebrow trail; unforgettable. Fun and technically challenging hike that had our group taking in the sights, working up a sweat and enjoying the fresh mountain air.
  • Amazing place. So many trails, waterfalls & caves to explore & visit. Well taken care of. Clean & inviting.
  • We checked out screw auger falls and moose cave today. Absolutely well worth the trip just to see the falls. Photos don't do it justice. Definitely stop by moose cave if you're in the area. Just a small little half loop but still cool 😊
  • (Grafton Notch/Screw Auger Falls) This is a really cool place! We didn't have any expectations, only that it's "worth a look around" by some friends. Past the walkable "slot" in the enormous boulder, there is a waterfall/pool with gorgeous variations of color in the rocks under the clear water. Then we continued down the path, which was fairly moderate with some tree roots and boulders. Lots of colorful mushrooms types to investigate, and beautiful views the entire way of the river and the gorge below us. GREAT way to spend a couple hours!
  • Great place for hiking, many trails ranging in difficulty levels. Did Table Rock, West Bald Plate, and Screw Auger Falls so far, plan to get others done in the future.

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