Waterfalls, White Mountains


Waterfalls in the White Mountains, New Hampshire – these blog articles focus on known and forgotten waterfalls in the White Mountains, and the surrounding region. During the early years of the White Mountains, waterfalls played an important role in tourism (hiking, traveling, etc.). Many of the waterfalls we know today were discovered during the 1800s. And while many waterfalls in the region have been forgotten about over the years, the known ones, such as Bridal Veil Falls, still play an important role in tourism. Click on any photo to read the article.

 

Ammonoosuc River Waterfalls

Ammonoosuc Falls - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Ammonoosuc River Waterfalls, White Mountains - Beginning at Lakes of the Clouds on Mount Washington in Sargent’s Purchase, this roughly 55 mile long river travels through a number of towns before draining into the Connecticut River at Woodsville in the town Haverhill. Ammonoosuc is an Abenaki word meaning “fish place” ...

Ripley Falls, Crawford Notch

Ripley Falls - Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
Ripley Falls, Crawford Notch - Located on Avalanche Brook in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, the 100 foot Ripley Falls is one of the more picturesque waterfalls in the White Mountains. The Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail passes by this waterfall. And while the waterfall is impressive, the history of Ripley Falls ...

Beaver Brook Cascades, Kinsman Notch

Beaver Brook Cascades - Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
Beaver Brook Cascades, Kinsman Notch - The numerous waterfalls in Kinsman Notch are often overlooked. I can only guess Kinsman Notch’s reputation of having rough terrain is what keeps most away from exploring this incredible Notch....[Continue reading] ...

Cascade Brook Waterfalls, Franconia Notch

Walton's Cascade - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Cascade Brook Waterfalls, Franconia Notch - Cascade Brook is in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The Basin-Cascades Trail travels in the area of Cascade Brook. And for the most part, all of the cascades in this blog article are on the side of the trail. But they are not roadside, and ...

Cold Brook Cascades, White Mountains

Cascade #5 - Cold Brook, Randolph
Cold Brook Cascades, White Mountains - Cold Brook begins in King Ravine in the township of Low and Burbank's Grant and empties into the Moose River in Randolph. The 1908 map of the Northern Peaks of the Great Range and their Vicinity by Louis F. Cutter shows eleven marked cascades ...

Snyder Brook Waterfalls, White Mountains

Snyder Brook - Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire
Snyder Brook Waterfalls, White Mountains - Located in the New Hampshire town of Randolph and the township of Low and Burbank's Grant Snyder Brook is a photographer’s and waterfall enthusiasts paradise. The lower portion of Snyder Brook is within the thirty-six acre Snyder Brook Scenic Area, which contains an impressive ...

Shell Cascade, Waterville Valley

Shell Cascade - Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Shell Cascade, Waterville Valley – Located on Hardy Brook, a tributary of the Mad River, in Waterville Valley of New Hampshire is a small, but unique, cascade known as Shell Cascade. This water feature isn’t visited often because of its location. It is not in a remote area by any ...

Georgiana Falls, New Hampshire

Upper Georgiana Falls - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Georgiana Falls, Lincoln - Georgiana Falls is a series of breathtaking cascades on Harvard Brook in Lincoln, New Hampshire. These falls consist of two sections, the Lower and Upper Georgiana Falls. There has been confusion on what the proper name of these falls is since the day they were discovered....[Continue ...

Lost Waterfalls, White Mountains

Jackman Falls - North Woodstock, New Hampshire
Lost Waterfalls, White Mountains - I mentioned in last week’s blog article that I will be spending some time this year photographing forgotten waterfalls in the New Hampshire White Mountains. The reason I will be doing this is because many of these lost waterfalls were discovered and named back in ...

Baston Falls, Woodstock

Eastman Brook - Woodstock, New Hampshire
Baston Falls, Woodstock - This forgotten waterfall on Baston Brook in Woodstock, New Hampshire is kinda of a mystery. Using possibly the only historical reference that mentions this waterfall, it is easy to find, but it's not where we think it is. However, based on property maps of Woodstock, it ...

Ellen’s Falls, White Mountains

Ellen's Falls - Albany, New Hampshire
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, ...

Dry Brook Waterfalls, Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch State Park - Stair Falls in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. This waterfall is located along the Falling Waters Trail
Dry Brook Waterfalls, Franconia Notch - With spring officially here, many are making plans to photograph waterfalls in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Today, I want to introduce to a few waterfalls in Franconia Notch that may interest you. Some may not recognize the name “Dry Brook”, but once ...

Birch Island Brook, Lincoln New Hampshire

Birch Island Brook Falls along Birch Island Brook in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA
Birch Island Brook Falls, Lincoln - Looking at the above image of Birch Island Brook, near Ice Pond, in Lincoln, New Hampshire you would never think there would be small picturesque waterfall along it, but you know the old saying, looks can be deceiving.....[Continue reading] ...

Kedron Flume, Crawford Notch State Park

Kedron Flume, Crawford Notch State Park
Kedron Flume, Crawford Notch State Park - Kedron Flume is located on Kedron Brook in Harts Location of New Hampshire. The flume can be reached by parking at the hiking parking lot along Route 302, next to the Willey House, in Crawford Notch State Park. From the parking lot hike ...

Fleming Flume, Elephant Head Brook

Elephant Head Brook - Carroll, New Hampshire
Fleming Flume, Elephant Head Brook - Over the summer, while doing some research, I came across a water feature in the 1907 Guide to the Paths and Camps in the White Mountains (first edition AMC Guidebook) referred to as Fleming Flume in Carroll, New Hampshire. The write-up also mentions a ...

Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River

Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River
Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River - This week I started shooting along one of the tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River in Kinsman Notch of New Hampshire. I was able to take advantage of an overcast day to create a handful of pleasing images along an unnamed brook that ...

Tributaries of Lost River, Kinsman Notch

Kinsman Notch - Tributary of Lost River in Woodstock, New Hampshire USA during the spring months
Tributaries of Lost River, Kinsman Notch - I have been capturing scenes along tributaries of Lost River in Kinsman Notch of New Hampshire. Kinsman Notch is located between Mount Moosilauke and the Kinsman Range along Route 112. Mostly known for the Lost River Reservation, Kinsman Notch, in my opinion, is ...

Jackman Falls, North Woodstock

Jackman Falls - North Woodstock, New Hampshire
Jackman Falls, North Woodstock - Jackman Falls are a series of small cascades on Jackman Brook in North Woodstock. History books indicate Jackman Falls is the cascade just below the old mill dam. And I believe the remnants of the old dam are just above the cascades in the above ...

Walker Cascades, Franconia Notch

Walker Cascades - Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
Walker Cascades, Franconia Notch - Walker Cascades are a series of cascades located on Walker Brook, just off the Old Bridle Path, in Franconia Notch in the New Hampshire White Mountains. I have read a few history books that reference these cascades as being "Walker's Falls", but their description seems ...

Devils Kitchen Gorge, White Mountains

Devils Kitchen Gorge, White Mountains, NH - Coosauk Fall
Devils Kitchen Gorge, New Hampshire - Devils Kitchen is a small interesting gorge along Bumpus Brook in Randolph, New Hampshire. There are many cascades along the brook to photograph, so plan on being in the area for a few hours. Coosauk Falls in one of the more interesting waterfalls in ...

Fletcher Cascades, Waterville Valley

Fletcher Cascades - Waterville Valley New Hampshire
Fletcher Cascades, Waterville Valley – Fletcher Cascades, located in Waterville Valley of New Hampshire, is an excellent series of cascades to photograph during the spring snow melt, when brooks and rivers are running high. During the summer season, they are no more than a trickle, but are still worth ...

Liberty Gorge, Franconia Notch

Liberty Gorge - Franconia Notch, White Mountains
Liberty Gorge, Franconia Notch - Cascade Brook flows through this gorge in the Flume Gorge area of Franconia Notch State Park in Lincoln, New Hampshire. And it is one of the many interesting natural features of Franconia Notch. Today, this water feature is known both as Liberty Gorge and Liberty ...

Water Abstracts

Twin Brook - Albany, New Hampshire USA
White Mountains, New Hampshire Waterfalls - One of the greatest challenges of a nature photographer is to photograph a waterfall scene differently than the last thousand photographers who photographed it. Many of the easily accessible waterfalls in the White Mountains have been captured from every possible angle, so trying to ...

Waterfalls, White Mountains

Avalanche Falls - Franconia Notch State Park
Waterfalls, White Mountains - The White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire is not known for giant waterfalls, but the ones in the region make excellent photography subjects and are fun to explore. They also play an important role in New Hampshire's travel & tourism. Many tourists come to the ...

Triple Falls, White Mountains

Triple Falls - White Mountains, NH
Triple Falls, White Mountains - Triple Falls is a series of three smaller waterfalls consisting of Proteus, Erebus and Evans Falls on Townline Brook in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They are located a short distance upstream from where Pinkham B Road crosses Townline Brook. Park at this crossing ...

Abstract Water Scenes, White Mountains

Arethusa Falls - Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire USA
Abstract Water Scenes, White Mountains - Most of the easily accessible roadside water scenes in the New Hampshire White Mountains have been photographed from every possible angle. And trying to find a unique perspective can be a tough task for any photographer....[Continue reading] ...

Willey Brook Falls, Crawford Notch

Willey Brook Falls - White Mountains, NH
Willey Brook Falls, Crawford Notch - These falls are an impressive series of cascades located on Willey Brook, above Willey Brook Trestle, on the side of Mount Willard in Crawford Notch State Park of New Hampshire. The real adventure is just getting to them, which can be tricky if you ...

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