Echo Lake State Park, 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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  • A few months ago, my family and I decided to go eat lunch at Echo Lake State Park. We thought it would be very peaceful eating lunch at the park and we were right! Once you walk down to the lake...  more »
  • I visited briefly whilst driving the White Moutains in late October so it was very quiet. I stopped briefly to walk down to the lake and have a brief paddle - it was cold but not too bad and you just....  more »
  • 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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