Rumford Falls
  • Town: Rumford
  • Rating: 2.5
  • Type: cascades
  • Height: 176-foot total drop
  • Source: Androscoggin River
  • Trail Length: roadside
  • Trail Difficulty: easy
  • Altitude Gain: none
  • Hiking Time: none
  • Alt. Names: Pennacook Falls, New Pennacook Falls

Originally referred to as Pennacook Falls or New Pennacook Falls, Rumford Falls is chain of massive drops of the Androscoggin River. Although the waterfall drops a total of 176 feet, dams have split the once continuous cascading waters into several distinct sections. Noting this, we questioned whether or not to include this waterfall.

The beauty of the scenic upper falls ensured it a spot in this guide. Worthy of drawing the attention of any form of artist, Rumford Falls is quite spectacular in strength and setting. The adjacent dam is slowly being concealed by the continuous growth of the trees in front of the structure. The artificial lake below offers popular fishing for three species of trout and landlocked salmon. The best view of this area is after snowmelt as the water flow often slowly reduces during the summer months.

Waterfall details provided courtesy of www.NewEnglandWaterfalls.com.

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