Echo Lake Beach, Franconia

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#3 of 9 in Beaches in New Hampshire
Echo Lake is a 38.2acre water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. The lake is in the Connecticut River watershed, near the height of land in Franconia Notch; water from the lake's outlet flows north via Lafayette Brook to the Gale River, then the Ammonoosuc River, and finally the Connecticut River to Long Island Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.Echo Lake lies in Franconia Notch State Park. The park's Cannon Mountain ski slopes rise directly to the southwest of the lake. Interstate 93 (the Franconia Notch Parkway) runs along the lake's eastern shore, and New Hampshire Route 18 passes the lake's northern shore, where a state park swimming beach is located. Artists Bluff, a hill with open ledges, rises north of the lake and provides views south over the lake into the center of Franconia Notch.The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.
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  • I went to Echo Lake twice. The first time around 6 P.M. There were paddle boats for hire. There were several people there, enjoying the water and the beach. The next morning, before the sun started to...  more »
  • Only stop if you combine your visit with another attraction. Easy stop off point close to the "Old Man of the Mountain". Don't expect a beach like the seaside. It's a lake, so impression is very much ...  more »
  • Echo Lake Beach is another beautiful place to visit when in New Hampshire. We were there in the fall and would have liked to see more of the fall colors but still a beautiful lake.  more »
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  • Cozy little spot with amazing views, rented paddle boat and kayak! The water is so fresh to swim in. This is just beautiful, friendly service as well!
  • Fun day out. Relaxed vibe. Shop on site rents kayaks, canoes and peddleboats.
  • Great Beach
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