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.

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The Basin Cascade Trail is accessible year-round, but it’s considered best between May and November. You can learn more about it by visiting Don’t forget to bring the pups, just be sure to keep them leashed.

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.

Address: Basin Cascade Trail, Franconia, NH, USA