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Ellen’s Falls, White Mountains

Ellen's Falls are located on Hobbs Brook in Albany, New Hampshire.
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Ellen's Falls, White Mountains – Ellen's Falls is a picturesque waterfall located on Hobbs Brook, about a mile upstream from its junction with the Kancamagus Highway in Albany, New Hampshire. And though I have read visiting these falls requires bushwhacking up the side of Hobbs Brook from the Kancamagus Highway, there is actually a gated Forest Road that can be used to reach the falls.

Hobbs Brook was probably named for one of Albany’s early settlers, Ruben Derban Hobbs who had a sawmill on the brook. But before Hobbs had his sawmill on the brook a man by the name of Ellen had a sawmill on the brook, and at the time locals referred to the brook as Ellen River. So it seems likely that Ellen’s Falls are named for him. At this point, I have found only one reference to Ellen.

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Ellens Falls – Albany, New Hampshire

Ellen's Falls which are located along Hobbs Brook in Albany, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
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Ellens Falls, New Hampshire – Located off the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in Albany, New Hampshire on Hobbs Brook, Ellens Falls is one of the many smaller waterfalls that often gets overlooked for one reason or another. I can only guess these falls go unnoticed because visitors are more interested in the easily accessible waterfalls along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway.

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