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Echo Lake Beach

Franconia, NH
+1 603-823-8800
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Peaceful retreat

Short drive from our hotel. We visited often as is so peaceful and easy to get to. Bring a book and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Meg W
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Las Vegas, Nevada
A beach and a large beautiful lake

I went to Echo Lake twice. The first time around 6 P.M. There were paddle boats for hire. There... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Robby G C
,
Toronto, Canada
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  • Average9%
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“nice beach”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Short drive from our hotel. We visited often as is so peaceful and easy to get to. Bring a book and relax and read in this little piece of peaceful heaven. Parking spots within steps to the lake.

Thank Meg W
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I went to Echo Lake twice. The first time around 6 P.M. There were paddle boats for hire. There were several people there, enjoying the water and the beach. The next morning, before the sun started to wake up, I went back. I was the...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Only stop if you combine your visit with another attraction. Easy stop off point close to the "Old Man of the Mountain". Don't expect a beach like the seaside. It's a lake, so impression is very much dependent on weather. Nice hot sunny day, it's...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Echo Lake Beach is another beautiful place to visit when in New Hampshire. We were there in the fall and would have liked to see more of the fall colors but still a beautiful lake.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very nice beach on a nice lake. If we had been there earlier and better prepared we may have even had a paddle!

Thank BucksTraveller-7
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Echo Lake is a nice mountain lake with views of the mountains all around. They have paddle boats there that can be rented.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

this is a lovely little spot for some photography especially with the little yellow boats moored by the beach. The only niggle I have is that the washrooms were locked.

Thank Mickigirl1310
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

They said they enjoyed the beach area. It was quiet and peaceful and the water was cold and refreshing.

Thank George R
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a truly beautiful spot. We brought our toddler here for the hike around the lake, which was fabulous and perfect for little legs. We went back to swim another day and had a great time. Would definitely go back.

Thank Harte_Family
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to go in the water, this could be 5 stars. If the fall color were good, this could be 5 stars. We just came for the view and the color wasn't good, so it was only 4 stars. Don't try to go...More

Thank HalfWeekTripper
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tran411
14 October 2015|
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Response from ShawonOmarFaruq | Reviewed this property |
It should be opened - visited many places like this during off season. No barrier for site seeing - but the facilitators won't be there for any questions or help.
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judybluefish
28 September 2015|
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Response from Mezasu | Reviewed this property |
A Google search shows that Newfound Lake (183 feet deep) which is to the south of Echo Lake is the deepest lake in NH. Echo Lake is only 10 feet deep at the deepest part.
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Tangosandra
20 August 2015|
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Response from Mezasu | Reviewed this property |
There were signs that stated no pets are allowed, but we hear of people bringing their pets.
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