The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln

4.8
#1 of 6 in Parks in Lincoln
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 Lincoln by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • One of the easiest walks to see a stunning, serene view. I took a video of The Basin and listen to it all the time. It is so relaxing to hear. It is a short, easy walk to an amazing view. You won't be...  more »
  • We were heading to hike the Flume Gorge (highly recommended!), and also stopped at the Basin. I was under the impression that the hike to the Basin would be a bit longer, but it was very quick (15-30 ...  more »

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