The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Definitely worth the time to stop! It doesn't take long to see as it is a very short walk and FREE!. We were not planning to stop, but finished the other things early. The river leading up to and the ...  read more »
  • This is a great attraction to bring you closer to nature. It is better if you enter the attraction from the 93 South side instead of the North Side. 
  • I had a very nice visit here and sat and listened to the running water on a beautiful fall day. I would recommend this short walk to enjoy the running stream and falls. 
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