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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  • We vacation in the WHT MTNS every year and this is always on the list to stop and visit. We love hiking up to Kinsmans falls.The kids bring their bathing suits and swim in the pools and slide down the...  more »
  • It's the different kinds of beauties in the wintertime. It was the first time hiding in the winter. It's so fun. Everything is white. Just like a real "Frozen". 
  • The sound of rushing water, the smell of clean mountain air as you hike the trails, get down on your knees along the trail and take a drink! This is mountain magesty at its purest! I could have stayed...  more »