Agassiz Basin
Woodstock, NH

RATING: 2.5/5.0

Agassiz Basin
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Grafton County
TOWN: Woodstock
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Plunges
HEIGHT: 12 feet and 7 feet
WATER SOURCE: Mt. Moosilauke Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: Less than 0.1 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Negligible
ALTITUDE GAIN: -20 feet
WHEN TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 43, J-11 (unmarked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: No
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted

THE FALLS:

Agassiz Basin is named after Louis Agassiz, a Swiss scientist often credited by many for the discovery of the last Ice Age. Two small falls can be found here. Although the waterfalls are by no means large or of striking beauty, the area around the falls is of historical and geological interest. The waters of the curved gorge created a gap about six feet wide that is known as Indian Leap. There are legends that Native Americans used to jump across the gap as a test of courage. Also of particular interest are the deep, circular potholes and the deep, dark pools in the river.
         The best view of the lower falls is looking down upon it from the bridge above. The upper falls can be viewed by scrambling on some of the rock ledges but be careful as they are slippery with minimal grip.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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