The Lure of NH Waterfalls
Photos and text by Bob LaPree
It is hard to know why waterfalls are such a pleasure to behold and experience, but there is no doubt about their near universal attraction for lovers of the great outdoors.
Whether it is the roar of the water cascading over a high precipice or the gentle gurgle of a diminutive falls in a small forest stream, there is a pleasing quality to the experience that is something to savor as part of the natural world in which we live.
Frequent rainfall this spring has been a mixed blessing at best — washing out many weekends but minimizing the fire danger. It's also led to a fine spring run-off that has created many spectacular waterfall flows that show little sign of slowing anytime soon.
And, with the weather finally starting to improve, it's time to Get Out! there and enjoy these treasures, not just this season but all year-round. As an enticement, we present in photos a few fine examples to visit — and all are very easy to get to.
These and many more falls are described in the excellent guidebook "New England Waterfalls" by Greg Parsons and Kate Watson, available in most bookstores and indispensable for finding and enjoying waterfalls all across New England.