Thoreau Falls

Thoreau Falls is somewhat remote, but offers both a scenic view and series of cascades and slides dropping 80 feet along the ledges of the North Fork of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River. The 5 mile hike to … Continue reading


Thompson Falls

Pinham Notch

Thompson Falls is reached by a hike along the Way of the Wildcat Nature Trail that begins behind the base lodge at Wildcat Mountain Ski Area (12 miles north of the inn on Route 16). Passing through woods with mosses … Continue reading


Sparkling Cascade

Ripley Falls

Sparkling Cascade is a ‘forgotten’ waterfall upstream of Ripley Falls on the right fork of the trail. Although it was listed in some old guidebooks, it is not easily reached via a trail, and may involve bushwhacking in steep terrain.


Silver Cascade

Silver Cascade

Silver Cascade is a series of waterfalls descending Crawford Notch. Together with the neighboring Flume Cascade, they are easily seen from Route 302 just east of the Notch (about 30 minutes from the inn). You can enjoy the Cascades from … Continue reading


Sabbaday Falls

Sabbaday Falls

Sabbaday Falls is located 3.5 miles west of the junction of Bear Notch Road with the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112). The falls flow first through a 5 foot punchbowl into a circular pool; then the water cascades over two plunges … Continue reading


Ripley Falls

Ripley Falls

Ripley Falls is one of the steepest-angled slides in New England, where Avalanche Brook rushes 100 feet over a smooth rock wall at a 60-degree angle. The 0.6 mile trail climbs up the walls of Crawford Notch from a parking … Continue reading


Pearl Cascade

view toward Crawford Notch from west

Pearl Cascade is a 20 foot fan along Crawford Brook, a mountain steam that drains Mount Field. Below the falls, there is a delightful wading spot. The trail begins behind the Crawford Depot Station (20 miles west of the inn … Continue reading


Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls at Lost River Gorge is in Kinsman Notch, 7 miles west of North Woodstock on Rt. 112. The 35 foot falls are viewed from a 0.8 mile easy to moderate loop hike with boardwalks that follow along the … Continue reading


Nancy Cascades

View east from Crawford Notch

Nancy Cascades is named for the tragic woman who perished in the 19th century trying to reach her fiance’s camp during a snowstorm in the White Mountains. Nancy Brook plunges through a series of shady cascades into a deep pool … Continue reading


Jackson Falls

Top of Jackson Falls

The Wildcat River forms Jackson Falls, a series of flat ledges dropping gradually through the village. In summer, it is a favorite spot for wading and picnicing under the trees that border its banks. Memorial Day Weekend, you’ll find 3000 … Continue reading


Glen Ellis Falls

Glen Ellis Falls

Glen Ellis Falls is a jewel in Pinkham Notch. The parking area is a 9 miles drive north from the inn on Route 16 along the Ellis River. Take the well-marked .2 mile trail under the highway and climb down … Continue reading


Franconia Falls

View SE from Cannon

Franconia Falls a series of slides, pools, and cascades over a bank of Conway Granite, is easily accessed year around by foot, mountain bike, snowshoes or cross-country skis. The falls are located at the end of one of the flattest … Continue reading


Flume Gorge

Flume Gorge

Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park, a little over an hour’s drive from the inn, is well-known for its scenery including Avalanche Falls, Liberty Gorge Cascades, The Pool, glacial boulders, and a covered bridge. All can be viewed from … Continue reading


The Ellis River

Ellis River rapids

The Ellis River rises on the eastern slopes of Mt. Washington. Flowing south, it is joined by the Cutler River and cascades over Glen Ellis Falls at Pinkham Notch before continuing into the village of Jackson and past the inn … Continue reading


Diana’s Baths

Dianas Baths waterfall

Diana’s Baths ~ An easy .5 mile walk in takes you to the 200 yards of cascading falls, waterspouts and granite terraces and basins along Lucy Brook. The beginning of the hike is .5 mile from the turnoff to Cathedral … Continue reading


Crystal Cascade

Pinham Notch view south

Crystal Cascade ~ The Cutler River drops 80 feet to form the dramatic and photogenic Crystal Cascade. The 0.3 mile trail is a steady, at times somewhat steep climb that begins behind the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center parking lot, … Continue reading


Champney Falls

Champney Falls

Champney Falls are named for Benjamin Champney, famous White Mountain Artist (1817-1907). The Falls are best seen in spring and early summer when the water is highest. Beautiful ice flows can be seen in winter. The trail begins at a … Continue reading


Beaver Brook Falls

Beaver Brook Falls

Beaver Brook Falls are some of the farthest away from the inn, located near the Canadian border and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, but are easily viewed without a hike. The falls are about 70 feet tall, dropping over a … Continue reading


The Basin

Franconia Notch from Cannon

The Basin is located in Franconia Notch, not far from the former site of the “Old Man in the Mountain”. Called the “Old Man’s Foot Basin”, it is only .1 mile from the parking area off I-93. The Pemigewasset River … Continue reading


Avalanche Falls

Avalanche Falls

Avalanche Falls can be found in Franconia Notch State Park on the western side of the White Mountains off I-93. The boardwalk portion of an easy 2 mile loop hike provides excellent views of the beautiful falls. The State Park … Continue reading


Arethusa Falls

Crawford Notch view to east

Arethusa Falls is one of the most scenic waterfalls in NH. Bemis Brook plunges over granite cliffs about 160 feet high, creating the longest single drop in NH. The falls are about a one hour, moderate hike each way, although … Continue reading


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