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. Start your trip to Lincoln by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Went here with kids aged 3-17 and it was good for all of us. Lots to see and not too diffcult. We recommend it for all ages  more »
  • I went with my girlfriend the day after it rained so the stream that the path followed had a decent flow and we got to see some waterfalls. We hiked all the way to Lonesome Hut. You need to cross the ...  more »
  • Very interesting to see and worth the easy hike. Parking is free and the hike is less than one mile.  more »

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