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“Beautiful!!”
Review of Echo Lake Beach

Echo Lake Beach
Ranked #7 of 18 things to do in Franconia
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

What a wonderful area this is and when I came upon Echo Lake Beach I was impressed. Clear, clean water and so refreshing. It is a very small and not crowded beach. I went off season so I am not sure how crowded it is in the middle of summer or the facilities as far as food and fees are concerned. The view is incredible of the mountains....a very relaxing time.

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"paddle boats"
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"nice beach"
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"small general store"
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"changing area"
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"spring fed"
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"beach area"
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"cannon mountain"
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"cathedral ledge"
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"picnic tables"
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"rent kayaks"
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"lifeguard on duty"
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"views of the mountains"
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"bike trail"
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"beautiful spot"
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"fall colors"
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

this was great. the lake is huge . this is only one of the beaches for lake access. really nice old town. benches to sit on and watch the lake. you could sit there for hours and watch the water and the birds. many families were there.

1  Thank catherine b
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

They seem to stop collecting parking fees after 5, which is great if you just want to watch the lake around sunset. It’s a stunning view, and worth the short drive off the highway.

1  Thank Kipp7272
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Just a short distance from Conway this is a hidden gem. Take the walk around Echo Lake on either the trail or along the beach. Pretty flat and easy to navigate. Cathedral ledge and White Horse are right next to the Lake trail. We did this during the Fall colors and was a real beauty!

1  Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We where very excited about the location of Echo Lake. Mountain views everywhere. The parking lot which is rough, costs too much to park for what is eventually going to be an expensive and somewhat wasted day. We changed into our swimwear in the average bathouse. We wanted to rent a kayak or canoe to take around the lake. It turns out, the "lake" is actually a very small pond. The pond is very shallow; maybe 8 feet deep. Overcrowded as well. We purchased horrible pre-made sandwiches at the shack, and I mean shack!!, and the teenagers were rude and clueless. It cost too much for two sandwiches and two drinks that were tepid at best. There is no ice on the premises!!! We tried to make the best of it by going around a nook that had a tiny landing/clearing and parked the canoe. We brought a solar radio and listened to oldies and ate our lunch while watching a dedicated climber on the mountain face across the street. The Queen Bee actually saw him without the binoculars first! The beach area was over crowded with too many illegals.

1  Thank Tom H
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