Houston Brook Falls
Pleasant Ridge, ME
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||Horsetails and plunges
||32-foot total drop
|WHEN TO VISIT:
||May to October
||Not Possible and/or Prohibited
||Page 30, D-3 (marked)
|INCLUDED IN BOOK:
||Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
|COST TO VISIT:
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Houston Brook Falls is another scenic splendor located minutes off the ME 201 highway, allowing for convenient and simple access. An easy, 10-minute walk through woods leads to the star of the show, a 32-foot nearly-vertical drop of Houston Brook.
The falls are wild and rugged, with every outcrop of folded rock having a jagged appearance. There are a few notable swimming spots, the best being the shallow rectangular channel just below the falls. During low-water, it is a simple task to enter this pool, but, in high water, the difficulty multiplies. The mist of the falls often makes the surrounding rocks too dangerous to scramble across.
Just downstream, the brook terminates at Wyman Lake, which is visible from the waterfall. The entire area is scenic, with nothing blocking your views. The best time to visit this waterfall appears to be in the morning, as they have eastern exposure and are lit up by the sun in the early hours of the day.
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