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Waterfalls - White Mountains, NH - Badger Peabody & Smith RealtyNew Hampshire is home to more than 100 waterfalls, enough to keep even the most avid nature lover busy for many years. Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite waterfall hikes in the White Mountains!

Many of New Hampshire's most beautiful waterfalls are easily accessible, mere footsteps away from the highway. Others require some serious trekking. You'll find examples of both on this list, but rest assured that all the waterfalls listed below are accessible to most hikers. 

  • Rainbow Falls - 47 Cummings Hill Rd., Plymouth, NH 03264
    Rainbow Falls is the centerpiece of Walter-Newton Natural Area, a picturesque nature preserve in Plymouth. A charming multi-tiered cascade on Glove Hollow Brook, Rainbow Falls has a 25-foot total drop surrounded by serene woodlands. Rainbow Falls is easy to reach via a 1.2-mile out-and-back hike from the trailhead on Cummings Road, just a few minutes from these Plymouth homes for sale.

  • Arethusa Falls - Arethusa Falls Rd., Hart's Location, NH 03812
    Bemis Brook tumbles over a rugged granite rock face to form the 140-foot Arethusa Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in New Hampshire. Located within Crawford Notch State Park, the falls can be reached via the Arethusa Falls Trail, which departs from a trailhead on U.S. Route 302. It's a 2.8-mile out-and-back hike over moderate terrain, a short drive from many Hart's Location homes for sale. There are also many other great hiking trails in this 5,000-plus-acre park. 

  • Gem Pool - Base Station Rd., Jefferson, NH 03583
    The hike to Gem Pool via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail gives you great bang for your buck in terms of scenery. Not only do you get to see the Gem Pool itself—a cascading stream that tumbles down a craggy rock face into a crystal-clear pool—but also two additional unnamed falls on the Ammonoosuc River. The falls are accessible via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead within White Mountain National Forest. Located near these Jefferson homes for sale, this is a spectacular hike but also a bit more strenuous than the other falls on our list. The trail is a 4.4-mile out-and-back that gains about 1,600 feet in elevation.

  • Georgiana Falls - 9-3 Georgiana Falls Rd., Lincoln, NH 03251
    One of New Hampshire's lesser-known waterfalls, Georgiana Falls is accessible from a barely-marked trailhead on Georgiana Falls Road, a stone's throw from these Lincoln homes for sale. This moderate waterfall hike is popular among locals and is two falls in one. Lower Georgiana Falls is easier to reach, requiring just a 1.6-mile out-and-back hike. But Upper Georgiana Falls (also known as Harvard Falls) is the more impressive of the two and adds just one extra mile to the trek. 

  • Glen Ellis Falls - White Mountain Road, Jackson, NH 03846
    Located within the Glen Ellis Scenic Area in White Mountain National Forest, Glen Ellis is the easiest to reach of all the waterfalls on our list. The pathway to this beautiful 70-foot cascade is just 600 feet from the roadside and just minutes from many Jackson homes for sale. Of course, you have options if you're interested in a longer hike. The trailhead to Glen Ellis Falls also serves as an entrance point to the Appalachian Trail, extending all the way from Georgia to Maine!

Contact us today to learn more about life in New Hampshire, and be sure to ask our real estate agents how we can help you find your dream home in the White Mountains!


I was privileged to enjoy a few days of "rest and relaxation" while the kids were on Christmas break from school. We went skiing at Bretton Woods, sledding in the back yard most of all enjoyed our new toy for Christmas, a Wii console. If you are not familiar with the Wii system it is the most incredible gaming system with intuitive controls that literally my 75(ish?) father can play and scads of games that everyone in the family can enjoy. Now that that Bethlehem has more snow the kids have been clamoring to get the snowmobiles out and I am looking forward to riding the local trails in our area. My husband has dad time with our 2 oldest sons and he goes on the longer snowmobile trips. From the Bethlehem trail system he can easily connect either to Twin Mountain that connects all the way to Canada! Or Littleton trails- the possibilities for travel on the snowmobiles are endless. One of the things I am asked frequently is "Where can we get warm and get a quick bite to eat then get back on the sleds in Bethlehem?" The Village Store on Main Street is a great place to grab a hot, homemade sandwich, chili and more even more importantly it is warm and inviting unfortunately there is no seating inside because it is a grocery store but stay for a while chat with some of the people, you never know who you will meet and how welcome you will feel even at a local grocery store. So now I am rejuvenated am ready to get back to work! I am looking forward to more posts about Bethlehem and White Mountains area real estate soon.

Littleton, New Hampshire, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful White Mountains range, is one of America's treasured historic communities. The town was settled on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River just prior to the American Revolution, a site undoubtedly chosen because of its breathtaking natural surroundings and bountiful resources. Littleton was incorporated in 1784 and named in honor of Colonel Moses Little, who fought in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and other key struggles of the Revolution. One of Littleton's first thriving businesses—the Littleton Grist Mill—opened in 1798, and despite its age, continues to operate. The fully restored grist mill, along with the Historic Thayers Inn, the Littleton Opera House, and Chutters Candy Store (home of the "world's longest candy counter"), together stand as prized symbols of the town's cultural heritage and economic success. Today Littleton, with a population of approximately 6,000 residents, is an award-winning community, having been ranked as one of America's best small towns in both 1995 and 2005. Among its many virtues, the town is ultimately adored for its charming atmosphere, picturesque scenery full of church steeples and historic architecture, pretty tree-lined streets, and family-friendly neighborhoods. Real estate in Littleton is typically affordable, making it easy for new families and first time homebuyers to settle there. Those searching for homes in Littleton may be surprised at the selection of properties they have to choose from; the town offers unique historic homes, vintage ranches, cute Cape Cods, country estates and more. Littleton also boasts a thriving downtown, which has received many accolades for its planning and preservation, including the "Great American Main Street" award in 2003. Main Street in Littleton is filled with unique gift shops, boutiques, bookstores, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and a two picture cinema all in a quaint historic atmosphere. One block south of Main Street is the Mill Street Riverwalk and covered bridge on the Ammonoosuc River, great for scenic walks, biking, and jogging. One reason that many people choose to relocate to Littleton, NH is the town's abundance of recreational opportunities. The Littleton area maintains over 75 miles of trails in and around the towns of Littleton, Whitefield, Lisbon, Bethlehem, Monroe and Dalton, which are used for a variety of activities from snowmobiling and dog sledding to hiking and horseback riding. Also, Littleton is conveniently close to several recreational areas, such as the White Mountain National Forest, Franconia Notch State Park, and Moore Reservoir. Littleton is less than 10 miles away from renowned Bethlehem golf courses—the Maplewood Country Club and the Bethlehem Country Club—both of which are 18-hole championship courses designed by golf legend Donald Ross. The Bretton Woods ski area and Mount Washington Resort are also nearby, offering thrilling year-round recreation.