The Underrated New Hampshire Waterfall Pool That Just Might Be Your New Favorite Summer Destination

Summer means getting lost outside and exploring the great outdoors! In New Hampshire, that means something extra-special. Adventures here can include unexpected hikes that lead to all sorts of natural attractions. Today we’re featuring one of our favorite woodsy trips that begins with a hike and ends in a glorious waterfall swimming hole. It’s not quite hidden, but it often does get overshadowed by places like Diana Baths. So it’s time to lace up those hiking shoes, grab your backpack, and head out on the easy peasy Basin Trail in NH.

The Basin Cascade Trail is accessible year-round, but it’s considered best between May and November. Have you ever hiked the basin trail in NH? Have you ever followed the river and seen all of the waterfalls? If you haven’t been then now is a great time to pack those bags and make this one unforgettable trip. Don’t forget to bring the pups, just be sure to keep them leashed. For more information about not just this trail but many others please visit the Franconia Notch State Park page. Take a closer look at the Basin in this video from YouTuber Adventuring in the Moment:

Love the idea of a refreshing swim? A dip in any of these 9 New Hampshire swimming holes is all you need in the summer.

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Waterfall Trails In New Hampshire

April 21, 2023

What are the best waterfall trails in New Hampshire?

Some of the best waterfall trails in New Hampshire can all be found in the White Mountains so here are a few suggestions for you to check out: 

Many of these waterfalls can all be seen in one weekend.