Great North Woods waterfalls
April 27. 2011 12:31AM
Beaver Brook Falls
Water Source: Beaver Brook
Location: Colebrook, NH
A picnic area located near this pristine and stunning waterfall. Walk across the footbridge to reach the falls.
Directions: Take Route 145 North, off Interstate 93; follow signs to Beaver Brook Falls Wayside
Water Source: Phillips Brook
Location: Stark, NH
Three-tiered waterfall stemming from Phillips Brook in Stark.
Directions: Located near the intersection of Plain and Paris Roads in Stark.
Dixville Flume, Huntingdon Cascades
Water Source: Flume Brook
Location: Dixville, NH
Easy roadside access to two waterfalls, Dixville Flume and Huntingdon Cascades, which are located in Dixville Notch State Park. There are picnic areas near both of these falls.
Directions: East of Dixville Notch on Route 26.
Water Source: East Branch Dead Diamond River
Location: Pittsburg, NH
Garfield Falls is a natural attraction known for its scenic observation points and cold swimming holes. A forty foot drop off to the pools below defines Garfield Falls, where years of erosion have worn down many of the rocks and boulders in this section of the river. After the falls, the river continues onward through a rocky passage to a series of small rapids. This section of rapids offers hikers their only chance to cross the river by "hopskotching" the exposed river boulders. Access to the upper portion of the falls and its numerous pools can be achieved by crossing the river at this point.
Directions: Magalloway Lookout tower Road, 1.1 miles to wood bridge 1/10 mile to a gray shingled camp, 1 mile to gated road. 6/10 mile to where the road splits off to the right (do not go right), go 2.4 more miles to the Lookout Tower Road and pass it. Pass two camps on left; pass another road on right. Pass, sand pits on both sides of road and pass another gated road on your left, Pass another cottage on your right, then 1.2 miles to parking area, There is a trail on left with small rocks defining it.