Guides to Waterfalls in Northern New Hampshire

Self-guided Waterfall Tour- This tour takes you on a loop that covers 1-93 thru Franconia Notch, 302 thru Crawford Notch, with a side trip up Route 16, then from Conway, Route 112 (Kancamaugus Highway) back to Lincoln. It includes some of the most famous falls such as Arethusa Falls and Glen Ellis Falls.

White Mountain Waterfalls - Too numerous to mention all the waterfalls in the White Mountain Region. Here is a list with useful information and photos.

Great North Woods Waterfalls - Detailed descriptions and some have history, also photos and videos of the waterfalls, directions, and maps and GPS locations.

Some Favorites

Arethusa Falls - Nestled into the southern end of Crawford Notch State Park off Route 302 in Harts Location, Arethusa Falls is regarded by many as the best scenic waterfall in New Hampshire. There is some debate, however, over the height of the plunge, believed to be the tallest in New Hampshire. AMC’s White Mountain Guide lists the falls as “nearly 200 feet,”

Glen Ellis Falls - At the south end of Pinkham Notch, this falls is easy to get to, has a well maintained trail with signs that give you some of the history of Glen Ellis Waterfall and the Ellis River. Unique in that it drops 64' down at a right angle. Stairs take you from the top to the bottom of the falls.

Flume Gorge - Franconia Notch. The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center.
Arethusa Falls in Crawford notchArethusa Falls in Crawford Notch, by Robert Kozlow
The Flume in Franconia Notch, NH The Flume in Franconia Notch, by Robert Kozlow