Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough,
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|| New Hampshire
||Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough
||Purgatory Falls Conservation Area
||Cascades and a small plunge
||25-foot total drop
||Up 75 feet, down 175 feet
|BEST TIME TO VISIT:
||May to October
||Not Possible and/or Prohibited
||Page 21, E-11 (unmarked)
|INCLUDED IN BOOK:
||Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
|COST TO VISIT:
If you are in the area of Mont Vernon, jump on over to secluded Purgatory Falls, a short series of cascades traveling through a narrow gorge, accessible by horseback, mountain bike or by foot. No matter which means of transportation, expect to get a little muddy, as we always have when we visited. Several local residents informed us that for most of the months during the year the trail have giant muddy puddles that must either be traveled through or passed by. Every section is manageable if you take the time to scout the best way through or around these puddles.
The total drop of the falls is short, about 25 feet, but worth the visit as many other waterfalls do not offer the seclusion that this one does. Although we have not visited any of the additional cascades downstream, they are rumored to be a nice bonus to this hike.
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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