Frequently Asked Questions



We've been asked a lot of questions over the years, so here are some of the answers!

QUESTION:
How many waterfalls are there in New England?


ANSWER:

Rsearch indicates that there are between 1,500-2,000 notable/significant waterfalls in New England.

QUESTION:
Which state has the prettiest swimming holes?


ANSWER:

Vermont. So many are world-class in beauty.

QUESTION:
Which state has the most waterfalls?


ANSWER:

Tough to say, but either New Hampshire or Maine. Hundreds of waterfalls still lie very secret in their woods.

QUESTION:
Have you been to all the waterfalls listed in the book?


ANSWER:

Yes! In fact, every single waterfall that has a chapter in the guidebook is revisited in preparation for each new edition.

QUESTION:
Did I see you on Chronicle?


ANSWER:

Yes, WCVB/Channel 5 Chronicle featured an entire episode on the splendor of New England waterfalls in August of 2011.

QUESTION:
What's the best time to go waterfallin'?


ANSWER:

Each waterfall varies, but generally speaking, for Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island the best time is usually mid-April to mid-June; for New Hampshire, Vermont & Maine, the best time is mid-May to mid-July.

QUESTION:
When is the 3rd edition of the guidebook coming out?


ANSWER:

2018 or 2018 (hopefully)

QUESTION:
Where can I buy the New England Waterfalls guidebook?


ANSWER:

All major bookstores carry it, but it's usually cheapest on Amazon.com.

QUESTION:
What camera do you use?


ANSWER:

Canon 5D Mark III with several "L" quality lenses. A tripod is used for 100% of the shots, and an ND filter is often used. Circular polarizer filters are also used on occasion.

QUESTION:
What are some of the best waterfalls in New England?


ANSWER:

Arethusa Falls (NH), Moxie Falls (ME), and Bash Bish Falls (MA)

QUESTION:
What are some of the best swimming holes in New England?


ANSWER:

Bartlet Falls (VT), Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc (NH), and Emerald Pool (NH)

QUESTION:
How long did it take to write the book?


ANSWER:

The first edition took nearly 2 years to write. The second edition took only about 9 months.

QUESTION:
Do you realize you are publicizing secret waterfalls and swimming holes?


ANSWER:

The New England Waterfalls guidebook and newenglandwaterfalls.com have increased the number of visitors at some waterfalls and swimming holes. However, it is incredibly important that guidebooks help as many people as possible to get outdoors and enjoy themselves. People who take the time to research waterfalls are generally more respectful than those that will or act lewdly or leave trash at waterfalls. Lastly, the more people that enjoy nature equals the more people that can and will help protect it through conservation and trail maintenance efforts..

QUESTION:
Can I get married at any waterfalls in New England?


ANSWER:

Wedding ceremonies are frequently held at the base of a picturesque Jeudevine Falls.

QUESTION:
How come you don't post directions to many waterfalls on the website?


ANSWER:

Because people should buy the New England waterfalls guidebook, of course =). When people buy the guidebook, it means that more royalties start flowing, which allows for more waterfalls to be found and documented.

QUESTION:
How do you write a book?


ANSWER:

This is actually easier than a lot of people realize. You have to have sell-able idea and you then have to sell the idea (and yourself) to a book publisher that would be a good fit for the idea. That's the general backbone of scoring a book deal.

QUESTION:
What do you like better, waterfalls or swimming holes?


ANSWER:

Waterfalls that have swimming holes =)

QUESTION:
What do I need to bring with me in order to visit a waterfall?


ANSWER:

Here is a packing list
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QUESTION:
Which waterfall is closest to Boston?


ANSWER:

That would have to be Trap Falls

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