January 21, 2019

Hiking to Waterfalls in New England


Many people include hiking in their travel agendas when they come to New England.  Because of a National Park, a National Forest, several state parks and other preserved land, there are a lot of hiking trails in the 5-state area. What people may not know is how many of those trails include waterfalls. Over 400 of them!  A waterfall is always a treasured find on a hike.  No matter how big or how small, a waterfall holds a certain mystique to most of us.  We watch them; we listen to them; we photograph them a lot.

Most New England falls are not right off the road. A small hike, at least, is required. The reward is worth it, though. The trick is usually finding the way to your destination. If you’re in any of the New England sites and you’re planning a hike, before you head out, visit New England Waterfalls (which is a companion to the book of the same name) to find which hiking trails have a waterfall as an attraction.  It conveniently breaks down the destinations by state, offers photographs and the authors’ opinions.

Don’t forget to take your camera.

Photo credit: sskennel


  1. Linda B. says:

    One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Maine, Moxie Falls, requires just a small hike and receives very little foot traffic. It is located in The Forks, in beautiful western Maine.

  2. webmaster says:

    Sounds like a great hike, Linda! We’re thinking of driving up there this summer. If we make it, this will definitely be on our list. Thank you for taking the time to comment.