Snow Falls
West Paris, ME

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Snow Falls
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STATE: Maine
COUNTY: Oxford County
TOWN: West Paris
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Plunge and cascades
HEIGHT: 25-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Little Androscoggin River
TRAIL LENGTH: Roadside
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Not applicable
ALTITUDE GAIN: None
WHEN TO VISIT: April to November
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 11, C-1 (marked as ?Snow Falls Gorge?)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (limited views from roadside, so may not be worth your time)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: Snow Falls Gorge



THE FALLS:

The Little Androscoggin River cuts its way through a narrow gorge at Snow Falls in West Paris. At this special rest-stop, the state of Maine has constructed a fine picnic area, complete with trails on both sides of the gorge, picnic tables, restrooms, and plenty of parking.
         There are four distinctive cascade sets at Snow Falls, with the last being our favorite. It is a thin plunge flowing into a dark pool just below the footbridge over the river. The gorge, with walls up to 30 feet in height, is surrounded by fencing, making this place family friendly and safe for the little ones. The water may be sometimes dark and slightly foamy, but the gorge is interesting and beautiful, and the falls are right off the road, so include a visit to Snow Falls if you are close by.


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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