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Grafton Notch State Park

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Address: Bethel, ME
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+1 207-824-2912

Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without...

Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.

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Very Interesting Display of the Power of Water

Beautiful mountain views, would be stunning in fall color-we are just a little early. Screw Auger Falls is amazing -water flows through twisty scourged boulders. Moose Cave formed... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful mountain views, would be stunning in fall color-we are just a little early. Screw Auger Falls is amazing -water flows through twisty scourged boulders. Moose Cave formed by huge rock that fell into the gorge. Number of hiking trails. Fun to explore.

Thank Tom058
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Grafton Notch provides excellent hiking opportunities....Recently hiked Table Rock and Hedgehog Hill...both providing expansive views....Don't miss Screw Auger Falls....

Thank p0tter66
Genoa, New York
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Not only was it great driving through, but the hiking was great too. All the little stops we made to see different sites and hike. It was very easy with two young boys too. We will definetly return we loved it.

Thank jessbrown523
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22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Grafton notch state park is one of my very favorite parts of Maine! Driving through the area is beautiful and there is tons to explore for everyone, from moose cave, step falls, mother walker falls, hiking part of the Appalachian. I have hiked Puzzle Mtn, Table rock, Old Speck and Baldpate, all have excellent views and are well marked and... More 

1 Thank Lynsie D
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love this beautiful state park in Western Maine! Moose cave, Mother Walker Falls, Table Rock. Screw Auger falls is beautiful, but can be dangerous. Do mind the handrails. Also, if you decide to attempt the Eyebrow Trail, bear in mind that there is a very challenging climb involved. This is not a trail for children, animals or people who are... More 

Thank Unworthy1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I've been to Grafton Notch many times. It's rugged and beautiful and usually quiet. I backpacked in July and was very surprised to see so many people on the trails. We had the campsite to ourselves the first night and shared a campsite on the second night. A large group arrived and there was no space for them so they... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Castro Valley, California
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

First, while this is advertised as a loop trail, we took the blue trail up and back as we had been told that the orange trail was a good deal steeper. For us, the blue trail was steep enough!! We do not do much hiking, so this was a strenuous hike for us, but it was worth all the huffing... More 

3 Thank wardgarner
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful easy to navigate in an air cast for a broken foot. Got to do a little and enjoy the outdoors, waterfalls, wading pools and beautiful setting. Plenty of parking and picnic tables. Folks of all ages there too. Even saw a fellow traveler in an aircast too! Wish I could have hiked more but glad it was easy to... More 

Thank Acecoeyman
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Follow orange trail is challenging to hike up, but we follow blue trail then white trail (part of Appalachian trail) to come down is easier

1 Thank 463bibil
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We hiked Table Top and it was wonderful hike and the view at the top of the mountain was stunning. Take the easy hike up instead of AT path. The AT path is more difficult. The easy hike is a bit steep and can be challenging after it rains as it is very slippery. Watch your footing. Bring water.

2 Thank Lizzardooo

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