The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln

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The region that holds The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park recognizes the natural wonder beneath a waterfall in the Pemigewasset River. At 9 m (30 ft) wide and 4.5 m (15 ft) deep, the granite pothole was formed over 25,000 years ago by melting glacial water. As the water flowed, it eroded the bedrock. Fifteen millennia have since smoothed the rock surfaces to leave a polished look. As part of Franconia Notch State Park, a visit to the basin can be included within a larger hike that winds through the park, or you can just enjoy the short walk to this geological wonder. Plan your The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lincoln using our Lincoln itinerary builder.
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  • I thought that walking under a highway to get from the parking lot to the basin was a big deal. But then I saw the "pothole" with the water swirling all over the place and I was blown away. I just sto...  more »
  • The water has formed a basin in the rock which is so unique and beautiful. We did not think it was going to be a nice as it turned out to be. We expected a small formation and this was not the case. T...  more »
  • Nice trail walk and a beautiful scene to go and see for yourself the basin is an added bonus.. And its free.  more »