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Waterfalls

AGASSIZ BASIN

Beside Rt. 112, E. of Jct. Rts. 112 & 118. Small but beautiful 10 foot waterfall, also called Indian Leap.

LOWER AMMONOOSUC FALLS

On old Cherry Mountain Road, off Rt. 302 between Twin Mountain and Fabyans. Take an immediate left (before railroad tracks) and park in the area at the end of this paved road. Walk down the dirt road at the end of the parking lot (about a .1 mile hike).

UPPER AMMONOOSUC FALLS

On old Cherry Mountain Road, off Rt. 302 between Cog RR and Fabyans. Take an immediate left (before railroad tracks) and park in the area at the end of this paved road. Walk down the dirt road at the end of the parking lot (about a .1 mile hike).

ARETHUSA FALLS

1½ mile path south of Willey House site off Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch. Approx. 200 ft. high. Arethusa may be your destination, but Bemis Brook and Coliseum Falls are a bonus: these two are along the way to Arethusa. They are an easy .5 mile hike in, while Arethusa is 1.3 miles in on a hike of moderate difficulty. Arethusa is best viewed from below. Do not try rock scrambling: the rocks are unsafe. If you wish to swim, choose spots downstream.

AVALANCHE FALLS, LIBERTY GORGE CASCADE & THE POOL

Near the Flume Gorge, Franconia Notch. The Flume Gorge may be better known, but these cascades are well worth a visit. The most dramatic of the three is 45 ft. Expect to make an easy round trip hike of just over 2 miles, if you plan to see all three.

BAKER RIVER

Northeast of Warren within view of Rt. 118.

THE BASIN, THE CASCADES, KINSMAN FALLS & ROCKY GLEN FALLS

Franconia Notch, north of the Flume. Called "The Old Man's Foot Basin," the Basin may lack size, but makes up for it in geological interest: it's said to have been formed during the past 25,000 years. The Basin is .1 mile from the parking lot. The Cascades (.2 mile along) make for a lovely picnic or sunning spot. Kinsman Falls is .5 mile from the parking lot, while Rocky Glen Falls, which some think is the prettiest of all, is just over a mile from the starting point.

BEAVER BROOK FALLS

On Rt. 145 between Colebrook & Stewartstown Hollow. 30 ft. high. A wonderful spot for a picnic, a dip or a walk.

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS

Coppermine Trail off Rt. 116 near Easton. The 80-foot falls are a 2.5 mile hike in. To truly appreciate the falls, view them from both above and below.

CASCADE BROOK

Trail departs near the Finish Line restaurant by Snow's Mountain ski lift, Waterville Valley. A relatively easy 1.2 mile hike takes you to the falls.

CRYSTAL CASCADE

.3 mile trail from Pinkham Notch Camp of AMC, off Rt. 16 in Gorham. 80 ft. high, in two drops. An especially dramatic falls. The last part of the path is somewhat steep, but leads to an excellent view point.

DIANA'S BATHS

.5 mile from the turnoff to Cathedral Ledge on West Side Rd., Bartlett. 200 yards of granite terraces. An easy .5 mile walk in takes you to cascading falls, waterspouts and granite basins along Lucy Brook.

DIXVILLE FLUME & HUNTINGDON CASCADES

East of Dixville Notch. There are picnic areas near these two falls, which are located on either side of Rt. 26.

FALLING WATERS TRAIL

Opposite Lafayette Campground in Franconia Notch. A favorite hike, 1.4 miles one way, that takes you to Walker Cascade, 20 ft. Stairs Falls, 60 ft. Swiftwater Falls and 80 ft. Cloudland Falls.

FLUME GORGE

Beside Rt. 3 in Franconia Notch, 5 mi. north of Lincoln. Part of Franconia Notch State Park; a fee is charged. Your tour through this 800 foot chasm takes you on boardwalks through covered bridges, past waterfalls and views. Don't miss the free 15 minute movie at the Flume Visitor Center.

GLEN ELLIS FALLS

Turn off .7 mile south of Pinkham Notch on Rt. 16; use the parking area for the Glen Bolder and Wildcat Ridge trails. A pedestrian tunnel take you to the other side of the highway where you turn right and walk .2 mile to the falls. 65 ft. high, for the most dramatic view, follow the footpath down steep stone steps.

JACKSON FALLS

Beside Carter Notch Road, off Rt. 16A near the center of Jackson Village. Very accessible, these roadside falls are popular for swimming, picnics, sunbathing - even weddings. The falls are created by the rushing waters of the Wildcat River, the first federally designated "Wild and Scenic River" in New Hampshire.

PARADISE FALLS AT LOST RIVER

Kinsman Notch, 7 miles west of North Woodstock on Rt. 112 Admission is charged. The 35 ft. Paradise Falls are just one of the highlights of your self-guided tour through this popular attraction. You tour on boardwalks, following the river as it appears and disappears. There are caves to explore (all of which can be bypassed), a nature garden and geological displays.

LOWER FALLS, ROCKY GORGE & SABBADAY FALLS

On the Kancamagus Highway. Lower Falls is 7 miles west of Conway, while Rocky Gorge is 2 miles further on and requires a .1 mile Con way walk in. Lower Falls is right on the Kancamagus, and is a busy spot on hot summer days. It has pools, small sandy beaches, picnic tables, parking and changing rooms. Rocky gorge has picnic tables, drinking water and parking; swimming prohibited in the Gorge, but you can take a dip in the pools above the falls. Sabbaday Falls is located 3.5 miles west of where Bear Notch Road joins the Kancamagus. You can't swim here, but the 25 ft. falls' beauty is well worth the easy .3 mile hike in.

NANCY CASCADE

The Nancy Pond Trail starts off Rt. 302, south of Crawford Notch. The 2.4 mile hike in, which is of moderate difficulty, brings you to a series of lovely cascades that are shady and cool. The total drop is thought to be about 400 ft.

RIPLEY FALLS & KENDRON FLUME

At the Willey House Historic Site on Rt. 302, Crawford Notch. Take the Arethusa-Ripley Falls tail; about half a mile in the trail turns left to reach 100 foot high Ripley Falls. There are swimming holes at the top of the falls and pools upstream, but don't clamber over the face of the falls itself as it is slippery. To reach Kendron Flume, take the trail which begins near the gift shop.

SILVER & FLUME CASCADE; BEECHER CASCADES & PEAL CASCADE; GIBB FALLS

North of Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch. Flume and Silver Cascades can be seen from your car window, but to really appreciate them, take a closer look. Two large lots provide ample parking. To reach Beecher and Pearl Cascades, park behind the Crawford Depot (further west on Rt. 302) and make the easy .4 mile hike in beginning on the Avalon Trail, then following signs. If you'd like to see a fifth falls, head up Crawford Path to 35 ft. Gibb Falls, which begins across Rt. 302 from Crawford Depot for a .4 mile hike.

SWIFTWATER

Two miles east of junction of Rts. 112 & 302 in Bath. With a covered bridge in the background, it's an excellent spot for a cooling dip on a hot summers day.

THOMPSON'S FALLS

These are actually a series of falls along Thompson Brook at Wildcat Ski Area, Rt. 16 Pinkham Notch. To reach the falls, take the Way of the Wildcat Nature Trail from the ski area's parking lot; at the far end of the trail's loop, you'll find the path to the falls. Stay on the east side of the brook when you cross the service road which leads to parking lot C. It's an easy .7 mile trek to the falls. If you follow the path to the right on the first waterfall, across the ledges to the north side of the brook and continue on to a high ledge, you'll discover fabulous views of Mt. Washington.

Information Provided by White Mountains Attractions Association

State Forests

Belknap County

Etta M. & Leon P.Tilton Memorial Forest

Weeks Forest

George & Emily H. Marks Memorial Forest

Carroll County

Guy I. Burch Forest

Merriman Forest

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Cheshire County

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Coos County

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Merrimack County

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Rockingham County

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Strafford County

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Sullivan County

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Thurston V. Williams Family Forest

Historic Sites

Daniel Webster Birthplace - Franklin, NH

Endicott Rock Historic Site - Derry, NH

Fort Constitution Historic Site - New Castle, NH

Fort Stark Historic Site - New Castle, NH

Franklin Pierce Homestead - Hillsboro, NH

Governor Wentworth Historic Site - Wolfeboro, NH

Hannah Duston Memorial - Boscawen, NH

John Wingate Weeks Estate - Lancaster, NH

Robert Frost Farm - Derry, NH

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site - Cornish, NH

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion - Portsmouth, NH

Beaches

Ellacoya State Beach - Gilford, NH

Jenness State Beach - Rye, NH

Kingston State Beach - Kingston, NH

North Hampton State Beach - Hampton, NH

Silver Lake State Beach - Hollis, NH

Sunapee State Beach - Newbury, NH

Wadleigh State Beach - Sutton, NH

Wallis Sands State Beach - Rye, NH

Wellington State Beach - Bristol, NH

Wentworth State Beach - Wolfeboro, NH

Wayside Parks

Androscoggin Wayside Park - Errol, NH

Annett Wayside - Rindge, NH

Beaver Brook Falls Wayside - Colebrook, NH

Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park - Carroll, NH

Gardner Memorial Wayside Park - Wilmot, NH

Honey Brook Wayside Park - Lempster, NH

Nansen Wayside Park - Milan, NH

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