Chasing Waterfalls in New England

Updated: Feb 27

Have you ever chased waterfalls? It’s like following a treasure map, searching for the hidden pot of gold. There are a vast amount of beautiful waterfalls in the New England region of the United States. We’ve put together this road trip guide to give you inspiration.

Portland Head Light Fort Williams Park Maine

New England Waterfalls Road Trip

New York City or Newark, NJ to

Indian Wells State Park

1.5 hours

Enter the state park and you’ll see a parking lot on the right. Park there and look for the tail head on the left (opposite the parking lot).

Indian Wells State Park to

Wadsworth Falls State Park

40 minutes

There’s a small parking lot for this falls. Walk across the field and you’ll hear the

falls through the trees. Take a minute to walk out into the stream and skip some rocks.

Wadsworth Falls to the

Basketball Hall of Fame

45 minutes

Just off the exit with lots of parking available. See basketball memorabilia, grab a bite to eat, watch a film or schedule a time for a skills challenge on the court.

Basketball Hall of Fame to

Old Jelly Mill Falls

1 hour

Turn into the park area and park along the street on the left side of the falls. You can walk out into this falls, but be careful because the rocks are very slippery.

Dummerston Covered Bridge Vermont

Old Jelly Mill Falls to

Dummerston Covered Bridge

5 minutes

There’s a small parking lot near the bridge. Walk down the narrow steps to the stream bed. Stack some stones, take some pictures and even drive through the bridge on you way to your next stop.

Dummerston Covered Bridge to

Gorge State Byway/Gorge Falls

25 minutes

Right along the highway, you’ll see a parking lot and small visitor center on your left. This trail is a bit difficult due to it’s steep decline.

Gorge State Byway/Gorge Falls to

Hampton Beach, NH

2 hours

Hang out on the beach, climb the break wall and walk to town to get a bite to eat or enjoy their many flavors of ice cream.

Hampton Beach New Hampshire

Hampton Beach, NH to

Ft. Williams Park

1.5 hours

There are lighthouse tours during specific hours so reserve your spot in advance if you want to check it out. Walk out onto the rocks, take a self-tour of the fort, or walk the coastal trail.

Ft. Williams Park to

Old Port Portland, ME

15 minutes

Walk around Old Port. Do some window shopping, grab a meal or just hang out on the wharf. You can’t leave Portland without trying a lobster role!

For more waterfall ideas in this region, check out New England Waterfalls available on Amazon. Leave a comment to let us know what waterfalls you love!

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