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Falling Waters

The Falling Waters Trail in Franconia Notch State Park is home to a delightful collection of New Hampshire-Blend Water and Falls. The incredible variety of water features along this trail simply adds to its popularity. Waterfall enthusiasts and landscape photographers have quite a bit of incentive to discover this area, as the Dry Brook and the results of her labor are nothing short of spectacular. All of the significant water features along this trail are reached within a moderate 1-1.5 hour hike.

Take care to not forgo normal preparations; bring your water, food, first aid, and all the essentials. Along the way there are several rocky areas, two river crossings, and other challenges to be met. Do tread carefully, for your own safety and for the overall good of this incredible trail.

If you happen to be hiking off the Franconia Ridge on a hot summer day, descending along this trail offers an ultimate reprieve (almost better than a cold beverage)!

Here are five photos of the landscape and the waterfalls. But don’t just take my word for it. Get out there and check it out, because you are guaranteed to love discovering them yourself.

Cloudland

Cloudland

Gentle Feature in the Woods

Gentle Feature in the Woods

Swiftwater

Swiftwater

Stairs Falls

Stairs Falls

Humble Beginings of Autumn

Humble Beginings of Autumn

Some of these photos may reappear in my blog very soon, as Tropical Storm Irene’s deluge is bound to tempt me to make a return trip….

…until then, be well, hunker down, and do take care!


2 Responses to “Falling Waters”

  • Matt Says:

    Still without power here in East Wakefield! But I did manage a return trip to Falling Waters and OH MAN it was INCREDIBLE! The sheer force of the water unleashed by Irene is unquestionable. Parts of the trail are completely destroyed, and the waterfalls have MASSIVE amounts of water.

    As soon as I can, I’ll be posting a follow up to this blog showcasing the new look of the Falling Waters Trail and the Falls. Hang in there, I’m hopeful that within the next few days I’ll have power and I’ll be able to process my photos and some INCREDIBLE video of the raging waters!

    Until then, be well and THANK YOUR UTILITY CREW!!!

  • Falling Waters Follow Up: Post Irene | Summitblog Says:

    [...] are four pictures, taken of the same falls from my August 27th . blogpost. The differences in the look and feel of the photos, when compared to their pre-Irene [...]

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