Rumford Falls
Rumford, ME

RATING: 3.0/5.0

Rumford Falls
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STATE: Maine
COUNTY: Oxford County
TOWN: Rumford
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Cascades
HEIGHT: 176-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Androscoggin River
TRAIL LENGTH: Middle Falls are visible from roadside; 0.2 mile to upper falls
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Not applicable for middle falls; negligible for lower falls; 5 minutes to upper falls
ALTITUDE GAIN: None
WHEN TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 19, E-1 (marked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (one section of falls is fully viewable from parking area, but water flow depends on dam)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: Pennacook Falls, Amoscoggn Falls, Pennycook Falls
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THE FALLS:

Originally referred to as Pennacook Falls or New Pennacook Falls, Rumford Falls is chain of massive drops of the Androscoggin River. Although the waterfall drops a total of 176 feet, dams have split the once continuous cascading waters into several distinct sections.
         The beauty of the scenic upper falls ensured it a spot in this guide. Worthy of drawing the attention of any form of artist, Rumford Falls is quite spectacular in strength and setting. The artificial lake below offers popular fishing for three species of trout and landlocked salmon. The best view of this area is after snowmelt as the water flow often slowly reduces during the summer months because of the dams.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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