Ellis Falls
  • Town: Andover
  • Rating: 3
  • Type: horsetails
  • Height: 22-foot total drop
  • Source: Ellis Meadow Brook
  • Trail Length: roadside
  • Trail Difficulty: easy
  • Altitude Gain: none
  • Hiking Time: none

Minutes away from the spectacular falls of Grafton Notch State Park, and the cataracts off East B Hill Road, Ellis Falls can be either the appetizer or the dessert for your waterfall day trip. Its location, just over 2 miles east of Andover, is likely to be central to the other natural attractions found in your plans for the day.

At the top of the falls is a 5-foot-tall, 5-foot-wide block falling into an oblong-shaped pool. From here the falls horsetail and cascade the additional 17 feet into a dark-tea colored pool below. The river, which was very flat both up and downstream, surprised us with a drop of this magnitude.

Not nearly as scenic as nearby Dunn Falls, and certainly not world class in beauty like nearby Angel Falls, Ellis Falls is outclassed by the local competition. Waterfall enthusiasts, however, should not shun Ellis Falls for its more impressive neighbors. This waterfall is in a covert location--only noticed if you have specific directions and you are looking for it. The parking area is a simple pull-off--the type every road has a dozen of. For this reason, we suggest checking out the falls.

Waterfall details provided courtesy of www.NewEnglandWaterfalls.com.

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