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Echo Lake Beach

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Address: Franconia, NH
Phone Number: +1 603-823-8800
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Very Clean and Beautiful.......

Very clean and beautiful lake that has gorgeous views of Cannon mountain and the surrounding area. What a way to cool off after a day of hiking!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lake was very pretty but due to the time of year nothing to do. Saw a lot of deer tracks, some ducks.

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Ashland, Oregon
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We are from Oregon and this lake, bordered by a noisy highway, didn't live up to it's description. It is spring fed, so that may be what is considered to make it special. If you miss seeing Echo Lake, it will be OK

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were there off season. The views were gorgeous,but there weren't any activities. Other visitors told us its still hopping on weekends.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very clean and beautiful lake that has gorgeous views of Cannon mountain and the surrounding area. What a way to cool off after a day of hiking!!!

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Moneta, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Relaxing and beautiful views of Canon Mountain, Echo Lake and Franconia Notch. Sit on the beach and take in the beauty of the area.

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nothing like an "offseason" swim to brighten the day. I visited in mid-September. I was surprised they were still open! $4 to get into the beach, but that meant use of bathrooms/changing area which was an unexpected bonus. I was the only one at the beach on a perfect day (70 degrees). The water was cold but tolerable for a... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had lunch here during our hike in the notch. Nice place. Water clean. Beach clean. A bit small for seasoned kayakers.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean beach, best to go early for best parking and if you want to launch a boat/kayak, you have to travel to the boat launch site at next exit No fee to boat

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The site is well maintained clean and on a sunny day it's a perfect sized beach to enjoy some water activities with the kids!

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

picnic tables, RV parking lot with advance reservation required, lovely lake, boat rental close by 5 last rental 4 pm, nice and clean, nice sitting area to enjoy the view. Good for entire family. No biking allowed. Clean after yourself policy, take all items due to bear issues. Nice day in good weather!

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