Echo Lake State Park, North Conway

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Echo Lake State Park is a public recreation area in North Conway, New Hampshire, that features 15.7-acre (6.4 ha) Echo Lake and two rock ledges with scenic views, Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge. Activities include swimming, hiking, non-motorized boating, picnicking and fishing. There is a one-mile trail around the lake.

A mile-long auto road and hiking trails lead to the top of Cathedral Ledge (summit elevation 1,159 ft or 353 m) with views across the Saco River Valley to the White Mountains and Kearsarge North.
Both Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge are popular for rock and ice climbing.
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  • We came here for fall foliage but while Kancamagus Highway further south was ablazed with color, Echo Lake was still mostly green. Since Echo Lake is not that big, it is an easy hike on the trail... 
    We came here for fall foliage but while Kancamagus Highway further south was ablazed with color, Echo Lake was still mostly green. Since Echo Lake is not that big, it is an easy hike on the trail...  more »
  • Went here when Mount Washington was fogged in at top. Costs $4 a person. Did the Echo Lake trail - nice easy walk about the lake. Also drive to Cathedral Lodge - good views from top of drive. Small....  more
    Went here when Mount Washington was fogged in at top. Costs $4 a person. Did the Echo Lake trail - nice easy walk about the lake. Also drive to Cathedral Lodge - good views from top of drive. Small....  more »
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  • Echo Lake State Park in Conway is an awesome park that has really good trails and a great lake to enjoy. The park is really convenient and too far away from Conway and is easy to get to and in and out of. There is plenty of parking available at the park and you are very close to the lake from the parking lot. The lake is awesome and fun to play in or just sit by and be close to it. There are plenty of picnic tables nearby and other places to sit around. The entire park is very clean and well maintained and also it is very visitor friendly with a lot of cool features that make the park very fun and enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed my time visiting this park and had a really good time that I will remember.
  • Great place to swim with great views. The water is clean and cool. There are restrooms and changing areas. It does get super busy in the summer so parking can be difficult. This is a location is worth checking out any season. Yes it does really Echo.

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