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Grafton Notch State Park, Bethel

(4.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Grafton Notch State Park is accessed on Rt 26 heading West from Bethel, or Rt 26 in New Hampshire. The road is winding and narrow with great views. There are several stops that you can make along the ...  more »
  • If you aren't A hiker you might want to try stick boat races. Just find a stick with your friends and toss into the river. whoever goes over the falls first wins. lots of fun. keeps you moving up and ...  more »
  • Wight Brooke Nature Preserve/Step Falls is tucked away off the road, and apparently, only recently has had signage put out on Rte. 26 N. Less than an easy mile from the small parking area, the falls t...  more »
  • What a scenic drive! Easy pull off sites to see waterfalls. There are a few picnic areas and a parking lot with access to the Appalachian Trail and other hiking trails. Only a couple spots have pit toilets. There is no cell service in the gorge and no gas stations for 30 miles, so fill up in Bethel, Maine or Errol, NH before you go!
  • Incredibly beautiful. Wonderful options for easy or challenging hikes. We'll be back for sure!
  • Be sure to stop and take in all the sights. There are a number of short walks to stop and take in the park. The falls is definitely the highlight, but we also enjoyed the hike up to Table Rock.
  • Great place to take the family . Well maintained and lots to see
  • This is the white mountains of Maine. Far less travelled and in my opinion more beautiful.