The Lure of NH WaterfallsPhotos and text by Bob LaPree April 20. 2011 12:42AM
Any season is fine for visiting waterfalls, though some will virtually disappear in the dry months of summer. Spring is by far the most dramatic time to experience the forces of nature embodied in these visual delights.
Frequent rainfall this spring has been a mixed blessing at best — washing out many weekends but minimizing the fire danger. It's also led to a fine spring run-off that has created many spectacular waterfall flows that show little sign of slowing anytime soon.
So the next few weeks are a great time to visit our many waterfalls with the added bonus that the forests are showing their many variations of greens, yellows and reds as foliage emerges and the wildflower bloom is well under way and abundant.
And, with the weather finally starting to improve, it's time to Get Out! there and enjoy these treasures, not just this season but all year-round. As an enticement, we present in photos a few fine examples to visit — and all are very easy to get to.
These and many more falls are described in the excellent guidebook "New England Waterfalls" by Greg Parsons and Kate Watson, available in most bookstores and indispensable for finding and enjoying waterfalls all across New England.