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Arethusa Falls, New Hampshire

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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 176ft tall, but the Appalachian Mountain Club now estimates the height at 140ft.The falls are located within Crawford Notch State Park and are accessible by means of the 1.5mi Arethusa Falls Trail from U.S. Route 302.
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  • I recently hiked on snowshoes to Arthusa Falls with friends. Trail was already packed down and could have been done with winter boots and stabilizers. Hiking poles are helpful in some steeper sections...  more »
  • This is a moderate hike that almost anyone can do. If you don't hike very often, there are some inclines you may struggle with, but keep going. At the end is New Hampshire's largest waterfall. If you ...  more »
  • The turnoff for Arethusa Falls trailhead on Hwy 302 is about 10 miles northwest of Bartlett, and it is about 10 miles south of Omni Mount Washington Resort. The 1.5 mile trail begins at about 1350 fee...  more »