Trip Planner:   USA  /  New Hampshire  /  Crawford Notch

Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods

4.6
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Crawford Notch
Crawford Notch is a major pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, located in Hart's Location. Roughly half of that town is contained in Crawford Notch State Park. The high point of the notch, at approximately 1,900 feet (580 m) above sea level, is at the southern end of the town of Carroll, near the Crawford Depot train station and Saco Lake, the source of the Saco River, which flows southward through the steep-sided notch. North of the high point of the notch, Crawford Brook flows more gently northwest to the Ammonoosuc River, a tributary of the Connecticut River.

The notch is traversed by U.S. Route 302, which closely follows the Saco River southeast to North Conway and less closely follows the Ammonoosuc River northwest to Littleton.

For Crawford Notch and beyond, use our Bretton Woods road trip website to get the most from your Bretton Woods vacation.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Crawford Notch reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
42 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • Been coming here for years, but due to new management and cancellation policy, will not come back. We cancelled three month in advance and was only refunded 50 percent. This was never the policy.....  more
    Been coming here for years, but due to new management and cancellation policy, will not come back. We cancelled three month in advance and was only refunded 50 percent. This was never the policy.....  more »
  • If you're in the area, driving through Crawford Notch is not to be missed. Beautiful, high mountains, winding roads, streams along the highway-- just the best of New England. Really loved it. The... 
    If you're in the area, driving through Crawford Notch is not to be missed. Beautiful, high mountains, winding roads, streams along the highway-- just the best of New England. Really loved it. The...  more »
  • It is a pretty drive through Crawford Notch, especially in the Fall. There are plenty of places to stop and admire the beauty of the area and lots of different hiking trails you can explore. This... 
    It is a pretty drive through Crawford Notch, especially in the Fall. There are plenty of places to stop and admire the beauty of the area and lots of different hiking trails you can explore. This...  more »
Google
  • Extremely beautiful place
  • Beautiful drive through Crawford Notch even on a rainy day. Wisps of fog, clouds dissipating added natural beauty to the lush green trees. The bare rock is awesome. Needed dryer weather and more time to explore. Many opportunities for hiking in that arra.
  • I was here about four years ago and the company had just not decided to repeatedly email me to write a review. I like the scenery at Crawford Notch. It was very beautiful, but there was one problem. My girlfriend and I stayed there during a storm and our site flooded high enough to get into the tent. We went to the desk and asked to move to a neighboring site that wasn't flooding. The guy at the desk gave problems which was very irritating. Were we just supposed to stay in the flooded camp site and suffer? We eventually got him to move us, but he said we could only stay there for a day, even though dozens of their sites were empty. It made no sense and person at the desk was not very helpful. If it's such a problem to move camp sites maybe you should make it so they don't flood... I mean the entire site was flooded, we couldn't move to any other part of the site to get away from the flooding. So there's your review. Please stop emailing me asking me to write one.
  • Me my dad and mom took the notch train through here years ago, both my mom and dad really enjoyed the mountain view and stuff. I also manage to get several pictures of this trip and the many views of the mountains, can't wait to do it again in the near future!
  • Crawford Notch is a picturesque pass with an old railway along the west side. It is wider than Franconia Notch, and includes several easy to access waterfalls. The nearby mountains are less steep and less popular for hiking than the neighboring Franconia Notch. I think it is underrated and a good place to go when Franconia Notch is really busy, but otherwise I prefer Franconia Notch. Arethusa falls it the must see spot in the area.

Plan your trip to Bretton Woods

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.