Echo Lake Beach, Franconia

4.7
#2 of 11 in Beaches in New Hampshire
Echo Lake is a 38.2acre water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. The lake is in the Connecticut River watershed, near the height of land in Franconia Notch; water from the lake's outlet flows north via Lafayette Brook to the Gale River, then the Ammonoosuc River, and finally the Connecticut River to Long Island Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.
Echo Lake lies in Franconia Notch State Park. The park's Cannon Mountain ski slopes rise directly to the southwest of the lake. Interstate 93 (the Franconia Notch Parkway) runs along the lake's eastern shore, and New Hampshire Route 18 passes the lake's northern shore, where a state park swimming beach is located. Artists Bluff, a hill with open ledges, rises north of the lake and provides views south over the lake into the center of Franconia Notch.
The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.
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  • We popped in here trying to find the trail head for artists bluff. It was a quick walk to the lake which was very calm and quiet with pretty views of the surrounding mountains.  more »
  • Echo Lake Beach is a gem, whether you're on the beach, on the lake, in the lake, or just driving by. The scenery is GORGEOUS, in the true sense of the word.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to be during the months of autumn. The boating facility is pretty good and they have different types of boats for different groups of people and enough life jackets. When I visited this place it was already autumn and the temperatures had already dropped to 50s to there wasn’t any large crowd, so I had no issue with parking. They have few picnic tables and the staff is friendly.
  • Very clean nice place to unwind

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