The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia

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The region that holds The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park recognizes the natural wonder beneath a waterfall in the Pemigewasset River. At 9 m (30 ft) wide and 4.5 m (15 ft) deep, the granite pothole was formed over 25,000 years ago by melting glacial water. As the water flowed, it eroded the bedrock. Fifteen millennia have since smoothed the rock surfaces to leave a polished look. As part of Franconia Notch State Park, a visit to the basin can be included within a larger hike that winds through the park, or you can just enjoy the short walk to this geological wonder. Start your trip to Franconia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A great stop on the Franconia Notch Highway .. .easy on and off ... well developed trails ... make sure that you also go to upper area of the basin where you get an overlook and can access the bridge....  more
    A great stop on the Franconia Notch Highway .. .easy on and off ... well developed trails ... make sure that you also go to upper area of the basin where you get an overlook and can access the bridge....  more »
  • The basin with its waterfall and rapids, are within walking distance from the parking lot. Even though it is not that spectacular, it is well worth the time for the visit as it does not take a lot... 
    The basin with its waterfall and rapids, are within walking distance from the parking lot. Even though it is not that spectacular, it is well worth the time for the visit as it does not take a lot...  more »

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