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||176-foot total drop
||Middle Falls are visible from roadside; 0.2 mile to upper falls
||Not applicable for middle falls; negligible for lower falls; 5 minutes to upper falls
|BEST TIME TO VISIT:
||Not Possible and/or Prohibited
||Page 19, E-1 (marked)
||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)
|COST TO VISIT:
||Pennacook Falls, Amoscoggn Falls, Pennycook 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 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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