The Underappreciated County In New Hampshire That's Home To More Than 25 Heavenly Waterfalls
If you’ve been following Only in New Hampshire for a while you already know that we love getting outside! From short hikes to longer ones, scenic views to lakes, there’s no shortage of things to see and do if you love finding refuge in nature. And while we love any opportunity to explore, it’s the state’s waterfalls that we love most. If you’re like us and constantly searching up “waterfalls near me,” consider heading to Coos County, where you’ll find so many waterfalls in one area that you won’t need to go anywhere else. Here are just 10 of the best waterfall hikes in New Hampshire’s Coos County.
What are some of your favorite hiking trails with waterfalls in New Hampshire? What about those in neighboring New England states? Let us know!
To skip another “waterfalls near me” online search, take a look at our coverage of the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire!
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What are the most beautiful lakes in New Hampshire?
The natural beauty of New Hampshire's lakes is pretty hard to beat. There is nothing as peaceful as staring out at a gorgeous body of water surrounded by plants and wildlife. A can't-miss lake in New Hampshire is the lake of the clouds. Situated between Mount Monroe and Mount Washington, this collection of ponds reflects the sky above in an absolutely awe-inspiring manner. You also want to make sure to take a trip to visit Lake Winnipesauke. At over 21-miles long, this is New Hampshire's largest lake and it is truly stunning from every angle. Check out our coverage of the best lakes in New Hampshire if you need some extra inspiration.
What are the most easily accessible hikes in New Hampshire?
There's a lot of awesome hiking in New Hampshire for those with every level of ability. If you are looking for a hike that is ideal for everyone in your group, boardwalk hikes are a great option. They allow for wheelchair, walker, and stroller users to join in on the fun, often provide handrails and benches perfect for breaks, and there is no shortage of natural beauty. We recommend the Peverly Pond trail at the Great Bay National Wildlife refuge in Newington, as well as the Boardwalk loop around Flume Gorge.
Which state parks should I visit in New Hampshire?
With 93 individual state park properties to explore in New Hampshire, the options can be a little overwhelming, but luckily every spot is well worth the visit. A few gems that we think are most worth your time include Bear Brook state park, the largest of New Hampshire's State Parks, Franconia Notch state park which features unbeatable mountain views, and Odiorne Point State Park, a stunning spot where you can find the remains of old military fortresses. You may also want to check out our coverage of underrated state parks in New Hampshire to find some places you may not have heard of before.