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||Enders State Forest
||Plunges, horsetails, cascades and slides
||Tallest drop is 30 feet
||0.4 miles to lowest falls, including all spur trails
||Easy to third set of falls; moderate thereafter
||15 minutes to lowest falls
||-150 feet to lowest falls
|BEST TIME TO VISIT:
||Page 52, F-5 (unmarked)
|INCLUDED IN BOOK:
||Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
|COST TO VISIT:
Enders Falls is an exceptional collection of five diverse waterfalls, several with popular swimmable pools. The first set of falls is a 6-foot cascade?commendable, but not a valid indication of what lies downstream. An easy jaunt further along the trail brings you to the level of the river where the second falls can be partially seen upstream. The second falls, which is best seen by crossing the steam, is a 30-foot horsetail and plunge combination that fans widely down between rugged overhanging gorge walls. Fishing is popular in the pool below these falls, which are surrounded on all sides by hemlock trees and thick moss.
The third falls, probably the most heavily photographed of all here, is part-horsetail, part-plunge. The water gently slides sideways off a wide ledge only to plunges off a second ledge directly afterwards into a refreshing pool. Altogether, the third falls are about 18 feet tall in height, and they are also best seen from the opposite side of the stream bank.
The fourth falls are just a hop, skip and jump downstream from the third falls. Here, the brook slips off an overhanging lip 12 feet down to a pool below. This is perhaps the least photogenic falls of the lot. The fifth falls are not to be missed. This 15-foot two-segment plunge marks the end of the drops in fine style. A gathering of small boulders outlines the medium-sized pool at the base of the falls, which is likely to be less crowded than those above. Make sure to visit all five waterfalls to make the most of this remarkable destination.
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 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.
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