WATERFALLS NEAR NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE



The waterfalls listed below represent the finest waterfalls that are within close distance of the city of Nashua, New Hampshire. Each of these waterfalls is within a 40-minute drive of the city, and you can easily visit many or most of these waterfalls in a single day.





SENTER FALLS
Rating:
Lyndeborough, New Hampshire
Cold Brook
0.6 mile loop (moderate)

The Piscataquog Land Conservancy manages a small conservation park in the town of Lyndeborough, and the numerous cascades and falls of Senter Falls is the highlight of that park. The falls can be enjoyed on a moderate 0.6 mile loop hike.

Senter Falls, Lyndeborough, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Senter Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Senter Falls

UPPER PURGATORY FALLS
Rating:
Mont Vernon/Lyndeoborough, New Hampshire
Purgatory Brook
0.3 or 1.2 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

One of the best of several great waterfalls within close proximity of the city of Nashua, Upper Purgatory Falls requires either a 0.3 mile or 1.2 mile hike (one-way), depending upon which trailhead you elect to start from.

Upper Purgatory Falls, Mont Vernon/Lyndeborough, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Upper Purgatory Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

LOWER PURGATORY FALLS
Rating:
Mont Vernon/Lyndeoborough, New Hampshire
Purgatory Brook
0.3 mile hike one-way (easy)

One of three sizeable waterfalls on Purgatory Brook, 15-foot tall Lower Purgatory Falls is reached via an easy walk from a trailhead on Purgatory Road.

Lower Purgatory Falls, Mont Vernon/Lyndeborough, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Lower Purgatory Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Lower Purgatory Falls

GARWIN FALLS
Rating:
Wilton, New Hampshire
Outlet of the Wilton Reservoir
0.25 mile hike one-way (easy)

Visit Garwin Falls in high-water conditions for a spectacular 40-foot tall display. The falls are located on private property, but the landowners have generously allowed public access for generations.

Garwin Falls, Wilton, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Garwin Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

TUCKER BROOK FALLS
Rating:
Milford, New Hampshire
Tucker Brook
0.3 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

One of the most photo-friendly falls in southern New Hampshire, 12-foot Tucker Brook Falls can be a little bit tricky to find, but the payoff is high when the water flow is good. These falls are best visited in spring or after heavy rains.

Tucker Brook Falls, Milford, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Tucker Brook Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

TRAP FALLS
Rating:
Ashby, Massachusetts
Trapfall Brook
0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Trap Falls is the the easternmost significant waterfall in Massachusetts. When the water flow is cooperating, three small but elegant plunges can be seen flowing here. A bridge just downstream of the falls provides a great perspective of the falls.

Trap Falls, Ashby, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Trap Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some helpful links to help you explore and enjoy more waterfalls and swimming holes throughout New England:
  • Waterfalls near Lincoln, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near North Conway, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near Boston, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Stowe, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls along the Kancamagus Highway > link
  • Top 25 Waterfalls of the White Mountains > link
  • Top Swimming Holes of the White Mountains > link
GUIDEBOOKS TO GET YOU THERE

The following guidebooks will help you discover more waterfalls throughout New Hampshire and the rest of New England:



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