Beede Falls
Sandwich, NH

RATING: 4.5/5.0

Beede Falls
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Carroll County
TOWN: Sandwich
PARK: Sandwich Notch Park
TYPE: Horsetail and small plunge
HEIGHT: 35-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Bearcamp River
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.2 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: -30 feet
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Good
DELORME ATLAS: Page 40, F-2 (marked)
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:

What makes this waterfall unique and worthy of its rating is the fun outdoors experience you get while visiting. There is a large, clean, and sandy pool perfect for taking a dip on a hot day. The slow moving water circles around the pool and then escapes into the lazy river below. This is an excellent natural playground for children. The waterfall itself is a 35-foot wide horsetail cascading down a smooth rock face before plunging into a 50-foot wide pool below. The pool is calf-to-knee deep and it is possible to squeeze behind the falls. The pool is drained by two lazy rivers that merge back together shortly downstream, where more small pools await you. The trees are spaced wide enough apart that exploration up and downstream is simple and fun. Allot several hours to truly enjoy this park.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Trail information for this particular waterfall is not posted online. Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


DIRECTIONS:

Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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