Nature February 17, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring New Hampshire’s Waterfalls
It feel like it may be winter forever, but sooner or later spring will arrive in The Granite State. That’s the perfect time to explore New Hampshire waterfalls. After a winter with so much snow the rivers will be rushing, making the water falls even more impressive. So pack your bags and head out on this weekend itinerary that is perfect for exploring New Hampshire waterfalls.
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This two day trip will take you to some of the best New Hampshire waterfalls.
Day One, Morning: Franconia Notch State Park
Most of the state would access the white mountains from Interstate 93, so Franconia Notch, which is just off the interstate, is the perfect place to state your waterfall adventure. The park is absolutely stunning and the waterfalls will wow you.
Day One, Lunch: Gypsy Cafe, Lincoln
Once you've worked up an appetite, head to Gypsy Cafe at 117 Main Street in Lincoln. The brightly colored cafe has a variety so that everyone in your party can find something they'd like to eat. After all, there's more hiking after lunch!
Day One, Afternoon: Lower Falls, Albany
After Lincoln, drive across the famous Kancamangus Highway. Take your time to enjoy the spectacular views of the white mountains. At the end, you'll be rewarded when you find Lower Falls just a step off the road. It's the perfect place to stretch after a beautiful car ride!
Day One, Dinner: Black Cap Grille, North Conway
After exploring the Kanc all afternoon you deserve a cold drink and a great meal. The Black Cap Grille at 1498 White Mountain Highway, North Conway has both. After you eat you can check out the shops in North Conway, or try to sneak in one more waterfall before dark.
Day One, Evening: Diana's Baths, North Conway
Diana's Baths is a stunning series of waterfalls that are an easy 20-minute walk from the parking area. Taking in the beauty here is the perfect way to end day one of waterfall exploration!
The small town of Jackson, just a few miles north of Conway, is charming. Once you cross the covered bridge into town you'll forget that a bustling tourist center is just down the road. Instead, you'll enjoy the peace that the hotels and B&Bs in this small town offers. Plus, the town is home to its very own waterfall.
Day Two, Morning: Jackson Falls
When you eat breakfast and stroll out of your hotel you're in for a treat. The center of Jackson is - you guessed it - a waterfall. The calm, slow falls are perfect for watching as you sip your morning coffee.
Day Two, Late Morning: Glen Ellis Falls, Jackson
Once you're fully awake, head over to Glen Ellis Falls, which is just off Route 16. This stunning 65-foot waterfall will leave you in awe. Plus, it's only a ten minute walk from the parking lot.
Day Two, Lunch: The Red Fox Bar & Grille
By now you've worked up an appetite. To get to the next fall you have to back-track down route 16, so take time to stop in The Red Fox, where you can enjoy anything from pizza to burgers and beyond. Eat up, cause you'll need it for the next stop!
Day Two, Afternoon: Arethusa Falls, Hart's Location
We've saved the best for last. Arethusa Falls is widely thought to be the most beautiful waterfall in New Hampshire, dropping 140 feet. Be prepared though, and leave plenty of time, since it is a 1.5 mile hike to the falls.
After that hike you’ll be ready to hit the road and head back home to start planning your next trip. Check out
this trip of a lifetime that can only be taken in New Hampshire!