Handicap Accessible Waterfalls


Trap Falls, Massachusetts Kent Falls, Connecticut Lower Falls, Albany, New Hampshire

Here is a list of the best handicap accessible waterfalls in New England. Most of these waterfalls are located next to the road, but some require short walks on paved or unpaved surfaces. All trails are free from significant obstructions, but you may still experience some difficulty visiting a few of these waterfalls.

The ratings below are the overall rating for the waterfall and have nothing to do with the accessibility of reaching the falls. If you have any additional specific questions about the accessibility of any of these particular waterfalls, or any other waterfalls in New England, please send me an mail. Happy to help!





STATE
(county)
NAME SCENIC
RATING
NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
CT
(Litchfield)
Kent Falls lower sets of falls are fully viewable and impressive from roadside; a paved path leads closer to base of falls; upper falls are out of sight
CT
(Hartford)
Mill Pond Falls fully viewable from roadside and parking area
MA
(Franklin)
Slatestone Brook Falls fully viewable from roadside, but there is no real safe place to park
MA
(Berkshire)
Marguerite Falls fully viewable from highway, but there is no real safe place to park
MA
(Middlesex)
Trap Falls involves 0.1 mile walk on flat dirt path which some handicap visitors may find difficult to traverse due to rocks and pebbles
ME
(Oxford)
Coos Canyon limited views from roadside, so may not be worth your time
ME
(Oxford)
Frenchmen's Hole limited views from roadside
ME
(Piscataquis)
Little Wilson Falls (Lower Falls) limited views of lower portion of falls from roadside, so may not be worth your time
ME
(Oxford)
Rumford Falls one section of falls is fully viewable from parking area, but water flow depends on dam
ME
(Oxford)
Snow Falls limited views from roadside, so may not be worth your time
ME
(Somerset)
The Falls limited views from roadside, so may not be worth your time
NH
(Coos)
Beaver Brook Falls (Colebrook) fully and easily viewable from roadside and parking area
NH
(Cheshire)
Beaver Brook Falls (Keene) 0.6 mile road walk to view falls; limited views, depending on vegetation and time of year
NH
(Carroll)
Diana's Baths 0.6 mile walk on hard dirt path, but there are no roots/rocks along path; accessible views only of lowest falls, which aren't as impressive as upper falls
NH
(Carroll)
Fall of Song 0.1 mile walk on dirt path, which some handicap visitors may find challenging
NH
(Carroll)
Flume Cascade lower portion of falls are viewable from roadside but aren't all that impressive
NH
(Carroll)
Lower Falls (Albany) fully viewable from roadside
NH
(Coos)
Lower Ammonoosuc Falls 0.25 mile trail on flat and hard dirt road; road is typically in decent condition, but may be difficult for some visitors
NH
(Carroll)
Rocky Gorge 0.1 mile walk on a partially paved path; Hurricane Irene heavily damaged the original paved path in 2011; a short dirt path now bypasses the damaged pavement, but it is prone to heavy mud, so visit this one at your own risk
NH
(Grafton)
Sabbaday Falls 0.3 mile walk on a hard & steep dirt path; some difficult inclines are involved here, but there are no significant roots/rocks along path; this will be challenging for most handicap visitors, but I've listed here because it is possible for those with a lot of determination
NH
(Carroll)
Silver Cascade fully viewable from roadside and parking area
VT
(Washington)
Marshfield Falls both the upper and lower falls are fully viewable from roadside
VT
(Addison)
Moss Glen Falls (Granville) fully viewable from roadside, but there is also a 0.1 mile boardwalk trail that stems from parking area
VT
(Rutland)
Thundering Brook Falls 0.1 mile walk on boardwalk trail that I am reasonably confident is accessible; however, I am not 100% positive on this one being handicap accessible; visit at your own risk; access via River Rd.

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