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Grafton Notch State Park

1941 Bear River Road, Bethel, ME 04261
+1 207-824-2912
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We had an amazing time going to the various falls in the park. Beautiful and pristine and lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Lots of beautiful scenery.

Whether hiking, sight seeing, or just driving through you will enjoy this park. Our favorite was... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
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Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1941 Bear River Road, Bethel, ME 04261
+1 207-824-2912
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time going to the various falls in the park. Beautiful and pristine and lots of fun for the teens. Most of the falls require a small hike but good for everyone ages 8-70.

Thank melisaswim
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Whether hiking, sight seeing, or just driving through you will enjoy this park. Our favorite was Auger Screw Falls. They are truly unique. The park is well worth a day of your visit to the Bethel area.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

The drive to the park was completely enjoyable. The views are incredible and to know some of the history while driving there makes even more enjoyable. I do recommend that you take a day to go and just look if that is all you are...More

1  Thank shadoe005
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Staying in Bethel we decided to take a drive and see what was in the area. Took a drive up 26 and came across Grafton Notch State Park. Stopped at several of the hiking trails. The melting snow coming down off the mountain made for...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Grafton Notch State Park is accessed on Rt 26 heading West from Bethel, or Rt 26 in New Hampshire. The road is winding and narrow with great views. There are several stops that you can make along the way. Screw Auger Falls is a great...More

3  Thank NCKeith5
Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you aren't A hiker you might want to try stick boat races. Just find a stick with your friends and toss into the river. whoever goes over the falls first wins. lots of fun. keeps you moving up and down the bank for a...More

1  Thank skinonna
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wight Brooke Nature Preserve/Step Falls is tucked away off the road, and apparently, only recently has had signage put out on Rte. 26 N. Less than an easy mile from the small parking area, the falls tumble down over magnificent boulders. The wooded area surrounding...More

1  Thank 33146Chris
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit here just barely past "peak" leaf season so it wasn't crowded but still plenty of leaves to peep. Great parking areas at key spots but they're not huge, picnic areas are pretty well maintained and the outhouses were very...More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well worth a stop- several items of note a short walk off the highway and access to long trails readily available. Water levels very low during our Oct 16 visit so the full effect of some locations was dimished.

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

What a beautiful area of Maine! We stopped at Screw Auger Falls, Mother Walker Falls & Moose Cave. The fall leaves during the second week of October were at their peak. It was a majestic drive.

Thank Txlyn
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