Echo Lake Beach, Franconia

4.5
#2 of 10 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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  • The view from the beach is amazing waters clear and you can rent paddle boats by the hour,the also ave grills and picnic tables Great beach for anyone but perfect if you have small children  more »
  • The lake is exquisite. Swimming and canoeing. But who had the harebrained idea to send the Interstate Highway right past it?  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic lake beach on a warm day and to take a dip in the lake when the water isn't cold. Brilliant views. Must try the green mountain coffee while you are here. Best coffee ☕
  • The beach is nice and the water is clear and refreshing. It is nice that you can rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat to use on the lake. It would be nice if there were more picnic benches.

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