Arethusa Falls, Hart's Location

Waterfall · Nature / Park
Arethusa Falls is a waterfall in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. The waterfall occurs when the headwaters of Bemis Brook tumble over a granite cliff on the western slope of Crawford Notch. They are sometimes erroneously referred to as the tallest waterfalls in New Hampshire, but they are in fact the second tallest, after the Mahoosuc Range's seasonal Dryad Falls.
Arethusa Falls was discovered by Edward Tuckerman in 1875. It was named after the nymph Arethusa, daughter of Nereus. At the time, the falls were measured to be 176 feet (54 m) tall, but the Appalachian Mountain Club now estimates the height at 140 feet (43 m).

The falls are located within Crawford Notch State Park and are accessible by means of the 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) Arethusa Falls Trail from U.S. Route 302.
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  • Great easy family hike, worth it, even with lower flow in Sept. When you first pull into parking lot you can drive up the hill for closer parking to the trailhead  more »
  • Wow! What a beautiful falls! It is quite a hike, especially in March when the trail still is very snowy and icy. Nearly all up hill for 1.2 miles. Snow cleats would be a good call on this trail when.....  more »
  • Ive been soo many times. Ill go many more. One of the best places to go. Easy hike too. Bring pets or kids. You wont regret it.
  • Visited in August and it was still flowing. A fairly family friendly hike with interesting mushrooms and other wild life.

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