Lower Falls (Albany)
Albany, NH

RATING: 3.0/5.0

Lower Falls (Albany)
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Carroll County
TOWN: Albany
PARK: White Mountains National Forest
TYPE: Cascades
HEIGHT: 10-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Swift River
TRAIL LENGTH: Roadside
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Not applicable
ALTITUDE GAIN: None
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Excellent
DELORME ATLAS: Page 44, J-7 (marked as ?Lower Falls Picnic Area?)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (fully visible from roadside)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Parking Fee Charged
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted

THE FALLS:

Located just feet off the Kancamagus Highway, Lower Falls is a legendary White Mountains National Forest attraction. This is the waterfall of the White Mountains that so many travelers will recall immensely enjoying during childhood. Hot summer weekends can bring thousands of visitors per day. Although none of cascades are large or particularly powerful, it does not really matter; there are so many cascades and pools to swim and splash that make this place special. With simple and easy access you can understand why this waterfall may be just the most heavily visited in New England. There are bathrooms, drinking water, and a covered picnic area with a grill?all to provide more enjoyment while visiting the falls. Lower Falls is definitely worth your attention, as it is photogenic, and historically, one of the most cherished falls of the White Mountains. Just down the road are additional beloved waterfalls: Sabbaday Falls, Rocky Gorge and Champney Falls. Of all these Kancamagus Highway waterfalls, Lower Falls is the best for swimming. Make sure to bring your bathing suit!


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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