Franconia Falls, Lincoln, New Hampshire
Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, Franconia Notch State Park is a spectacular notch in the mountains for travelers to pass through. With stunning, steep gorges, waterfalls and lakes, the state park’s ample camping makes it family-friendly and a hiker’s paradise. If you’re looking to cool off, Franconia Falls features a series of small waterfalls cascading into deep pools. After an easy, flat 3mi (4.8km) hike along the Franconia Brook, the water passes through a set of channels before emptying into deep pools. Natural waterslides make fun shoots for the adventurous, while the best swimming hole is a mere 400ft (121.9m) upstream from the main falls, where a 3ft (0.9m) flume sprays into a 20ft (6m) basin.