New Hampshire Nature, Waterfalls January 18, 2022
Spend The Day Exploring Dozens Of Waterfalls In New Hampshire’s Coos County
For those who love nature, New Hampshire is the place to be! From coastal walks to scaling the tallest summits, there’s an activity to enjoy outside for all skill levels. Getting outside to appreciate the world around us doesn’t have to mean strapping on a pair of boots. While not all 25 in the area, head to these waterfalls in New Hampshire to maximize your time exploring the state.
1. Alpine Falls, Gorham
Alpine Falls can be reached by hiking, but we love that there's also an ATV trail leading directly to the falls. The drop here is about 60 feet and, while it might be smaller than others on the list, it looks magnificent from afar. The water will be flowing between May and October, so if you love an impressive view, check it out then.
2. Dixville Flume, Dixville
Dixville Notch, NH 03576, USA
To find this waterfall, make your way to Dixville Notch State Park. While not as strong or as tall as the others, Dixville Flume is actually just one part of a waterfall network that includes three other drops in a small flume.
3. 4Eagle Cascade, Beans Purchase
This waterfall is great for those who appreciate exerting a little energy to see the beauty of New Hampshire. You'll find it by hiking a 2.5-mile trail. When you see it, you'll be glad you made the effort.
4. Emerald Pool Falls, Chatham
Emerald Pool, Pinkham's Grant, NH 03846, USA
This is a local favorite for swimming in the summer, but be prepared for some cold water. While the drop here is tiny, almost making it hard to call it a waterfall, you'll have no regrets if you visit in the summer.
5. Garfield Falls, Pittsburg
Garfield Falls, Pittsburg, NH 03592, USA
Fed by the East Branch of the Dead Diamond River, this waterfall has a 35-foot drop with shorter cascades beneath it. Continue to follow the water downstream and you'll even enjoy some rapids.
6. Giant Falls, Shelburne
Giant Falls, Shelburne, NH 03581, USA
Giant Falls, Shelburne
One of our favorite things about this waterfall is that the view is always different. The largest drop is about 80 feet and the flow of water will be strongest just after a rain or when the snow is melting in the spring. You can find it by hiking the Peabody Brook Trail.
7. Crystal Cascade, Pinkham Notch
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, 361 NH-16, Gorham, NH 03581, USA
With a main drop that's more than 100 feet, it's hard to believe that this waterfall is often overlooked. Take the Tuckerman’s Ravine Trail to check it out.
8. Lower Ammonoosuc Falls, Carroll
Ammonoosuc Lower Falls Trailhead, Lower Falls Rd, Jefferson, NH 03583, USA
This beauty is fed by the Ammonoosuc River. While it doesn't have a tremendous vertical drop, the flow over the rocks is lovely to listen to. You can find it by taking an easy-to-follow trail that's shorter than a quarter-mile.
9. Beaver Brook Falls, Colebrook
Beaver Brook Falls, Colebrook, NH 03576, USA
Those who prefer not to leave the car will love that you can see these falls from the parking lot. The 80-foot drop is beautiful and will remind you exactly what a waterfall should be!
10. Basin Trail Cascades, Beans Purchase
With a 20-foot drop, you might not be impressed by this waterfall after seeing some of the others. But in the summer the swimming hole beneath it is extra-fun.
What are some of your favorite waterfalls in the state? Leave them in the comments so we can check them out!
There are lots of ways to get close to nature in New Hampshire without planning to see anything in particular.
Enjoy this 56-mile drive to take in magical winter views in New Hampshire after a good snowfall. Address: Ammonoosuc Lower Falls Trailhead, Lower Falls Rd, Jefferson, NH 03583, USA Address: AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, 361 NH-16, Gorham, NH 03581, USA Address: Emerald Pool, Pinkham's Grant, NH 03846, USA Address: Gorham, NH 03581, USA Address: Garfield Falls, Pittsburg, NH 03592, USA Address: Beaver Brook Falls, Colebrook, NH 03576, USA Address: Bean's Purchase, NH, USA Address: Bean's Purchase, NH, USA Address: Giant Falls, Shelburne, NH 03581, USA Address: Giant Falls, Shelburne Address: Dixville Notch, NH 03576, USA