The Secondwind Water Systems team is all about water. But when we’re not testing or treating water, many of us enjoy visiting some of NH’s most beautiful waterfalls. And because we think everyone should have an opportunity to visit these natural wonders, in this months blog, we’re sharing 10 easily-accessible NH waterfalls.
NH Waterfalls Delight the Senses
There is nothing in nature that delights the senses quite like a waterfall. From tranquil and relaxing—to raging and exhilarating—New Hampshire is abundant with waterfalls. And you don’t need to go too far to explore many of these natural wonders.
Easily-Accessible NH Waterfalls
Upwards of over 170 waterfalls dot New Hampshire’s landscape. While waterfalls can be found in every county, the majority—over 100—are located in the White Mountains.
Many of the best waterfalls require a short trek through the woods. But what if you have older or younger family members with limited mobility? Check out this list of 10 easily-accessible NH waterfalls. This compilation, created by onlyinyourstate.com, includes beautiful waterfalls that are accessible without a lot of effort.
1. Beaver Brook Falls in Colebrook includes 80 feet of breathtaking cascades and is viewable from the parking lot. Photo: Ali West/Flickr
2. Diana’s Baths in Bartlett is one of New Hampshire’s most popular waterfalls because of its beauty and easy accessibility. According to onlyinyourstate.com, there’s a half-mile walk to the falls. This one is great for family members of all ages because it is stroller and wheelchair-accessible. If you like splashing in the waterfalls, this one may be for you! Photo: Sean Munson, Flickr
3. The Fall of Song in Moultonborough is offers a beautiful view and a delightful sound that gives the waterfall its name. You can get to this one after a 0.1 mile walk. Photo: glass houses/flickr
4. The Flume Lower Falls, Hart’s Location. According to onlyinyourstate.com, while not all of the often-visited Flume is accessible, its lower falls can be viewed from the parking lot. Photo: Michael Blanchette/flickr
5. Jackson Falls, Jackson is gorgeous, with a series of small falls adding up to about a 100-foot drop. It offers a great spot for splashing in the water. Looking to stay put? The falls are also visible from the parking lot or the road. Photo: Muffinman71xx/flickr
6. The Lower Ammonoosuc Falls, Carroll is a great place to swim and take in the surrounding beauty. According to onlyinyourstate.com, this is a fairly accessible waterfall. You’ll access the falls with just a quarter-mile walk down a hard-packed dirt road. Photo: AlanS1948/flickr
7. Lower Falls, Albany. Many tourists driving along the Kancamagus Highway stop to swim at this popular spot. The waterfall is right next to the road, making it very accessible. Photo: rickpilot_2000/flickr
8. Pollard’s Mills, Newport. Located near a terrific swimming spot along the Sugar River, these 18-foot falls are visible from the roadside. Photo: Nicolas Erwin/flickr
9. Sabbaday Falls, Waterville Valley. If you are physically capable, the .3 mile hike to Sabbaday falls is well worth the effort. The smooth path does include some inclines, so keep that in mind when determining if this one is a good fit for your entire family. Photo: Allison Richards/flickr
10. Silver Cascade, Hart’s Location. If you’re looking for a large, stunning waterfall, this one is for you! The 250-foot drop is fully viewable from the road in Crawford Notch State Park. Photo: Daryl Decoster/flickr
Share Your Favorite Waterfalls with Secondwind
Have you visited any of the waterfalls on this list? Do you know of any other easily-accessible NH waterfalls? Please share your comments.