Slide through the heat this summer on a nature-made waterslide in New Hampshire.

Just a three-hour drive north from the SouthCoast and nestled near Lincoln, New Hampshire, Franconia Falls is bound to be a big hit for everyone in your family this summmer, from kids to adults. The trail to and from the falls is 6.8 miles roundtrip, but is described by All Trails hikers as flat and and heavily trafficked. Dogs can even come along, but they must remain leashed at all times while on the trail.

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Once you reach the falls, it's time for some fun in the water with the fam! Over years of erosion, the river has worn down the landscape to carve out a smooth pathway between the rocks, creating a natural waterslide that leads to a calm body of water below. It's safe to say it looks pretty dang epic. You can even gain some good speed heading down the falls!

Franconia Falls is known across New England as a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the spoils of nature. I mean who needs a man-made water park when there's a naturally-crafted one right in New England's backyard?

It's safe to say a day trip to Franconia Falls has been added to my ever-growing 2021 summer bucket list. From a weekend on Martha's Vineyard to a tour of the SouthCoast's most delicious creameries, I already have a busy summer planned out, but am looking to try it all. What else is a must-add to any SouthCoast summer bucket list?

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