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snow
3 days ago

Yes the hut is open despite the shutdown!! Went on a foggy day and couldn’t see the view much, but still a great hike and the hut is so cool! Definitely need micro spikes, but didn’t need snowshoes as the trial is very packed down. Saw a few other friendly folks too! First mile is steep, then evens out nicely. Will have to go back to see that view on the lake!

Easily the best effort-to-payoff experience we've had. We went during winter so we didn't have to pay and there were not a lot of other people around. The park is not maintained during the winter, so the snow on the paths isn't shoveled and there are no rangers patrolling. Be careful on the wooden paths as these can get very slippery.

phenomenal

hiking
8 days ago

Anyone know if the hut is open right now due to the govt shutdown? Thanks in advance.

thankful for the hut on windy winter days!

hiking
14 days ago

Easy hike but a lovely walk in the woods and great views of the ledges !!! Any time outside is a good time !

Great quick hike for a fantastic view. Parking lot is a sheet of ice and trail was slushy. Great hike for beginners or for a pre or post work day.

A quick stop to see something special. Bring your camera because you can get some great shots of people there!

I've been herw many times. Gorgeous things to see. Lots of people and heavily maintained.

Super gorgeous but extremely popular. It's a quick walk from the parking lot with stairs the whole way. Still, it was gorgeous to see and I got some great pictures of the kids!

Amazing 360 degree views!! It’s about 40 min walk from the parking lot to the lake but once you are there the views are beautiful! We went in the wintertime and the snow was packed down so there was no need for snow shoes (though this was early in the season with relatively little snowfall). The trail is very flat and leads to a few more trails— we went on one that bordered the lake. Highly recommend for a nice, easy walk.

on Franconia Falls Trail

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked this with my dog on Dec 30th. Wide trail, hard packed snow, river to your right and gorgeous sunny day. 22 degrees F in the morning and rose to 31 degrees. Hiking boots were okay, but microspikes were needed to approach the falls. It became too icy without spikes. A few people were on XC skis, but would not recommend without edges.

Beautiful views and an easy walk !

we love it here. easy and full of good memories.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail for all ages. We enjoyed the winter view!

on Old Bridle Path

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful views at the end of this fairly easy hike. A large portion of the trail though is a sheet of ice. Be sure to wear microspikes and be prepared to slide a bit.

on Sabbaday Falls

hiking
24 days ago

A nice, short hike to a pretty waterfall. The snow was well packed but microspikes were helpful. Unfortunately the lookout path over the falls was closed for the winter, but you can still get a good view from the top and bottom of the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk. Cool activities throughout the trail

hiking
1 month ago

one of my favorite hikes to do in the winter!

This was an easy trail with wonderful access over the Labor Day holiday. There were limited groups encountered on this hike and it was pet friendly. At the mid point our kids enjoyed the beach and playing in the water.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail along the gorge. More for sightseeing then hiking

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike of a trail along the edge of the falls.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Great scenic drive! So many spots to pull over and see the amazing views. Most of the leaves are gone, but this dive was stunning. Lots of campgrands and hiking trails. Already made plans to go back.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was open and wide for the most part, went this past weekend (first weekend in November) and there wasn’t many people out there! Trail was easy for most of the way, got a little tougher when we turned to head up to the falls.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Glorious views, pack a lunch and go on a day trip!

hiking
2 months ago

Went with a group of 11 people. It wasn't an easy hike for some of us, but we all made it to the top regardless. Very steep in the beginning, but flat at the lake. Beautiful trails, especially with the foliage. The cabin at the top really made for an awesome experience. Bring cash so you can enjoy a hot coco or tea! Not to mention the fresh baked cookies!! Using a pole or stick is highly recommended, especially on the way down. It rained, hailed, and snowed on us, but it was still a great time.

Just a nice short walk through the woods around Echo Lake. Nothing special but still enjoyable especially on an awesome crisp New England fall day.

hiking
2 months ago

Just finished before lunch beautiful lake , trail was slippery definitely use your poles makes it easier especially on the way down

Climbed this last Fri. The climb up was moderate to hard for about a mile. I'm not in the best shape at 63, but felt o.k. at the top. Full sunshine but probably a bit below freezing when we arrived at the partially frozen lake. The views were stunning, as there was 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. Mt Lafayette covered in snow. All I could say was praise God for His creation. The hut was really nice. Coming down was tricky, some snow and ice on trail. Poles a must.

hiking
2 months ago

We had a great time hiking the .3 miles in snow to the falls. It's a beautiful place and a short walk. The stairs were closed to view from the upper area but we still got great pictures and took home some wonderful memories.

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