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Three Falls for Boomer - Waterfalls & Hiking

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Spent overnight at my friend's vacation rental. Conveniently located right off of Route 16 in North Conway but super quiet and comfy! We had plans to hike to Arethusa Falls making a loop along the Frankenstein Cliff trail. But my old  buddy Boomer was a bit sore so we backtracked to the trailhead stopping off at Bemis Falls for lunch, and then Coliseum Falls. As you can see by my photos, Boomer absolutely loved all 3 beautiful falls! Along the Arethusa Trail

Sabbaday Falls

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Trail: Sabbaday Brook Trail Elevation Gain: 100ft Distance: 0.6 miles roundtrip Duration: 1.0 hours Difficulty: Very Easy   A scenic, 3-tiered Waterfall that is a short hike (0.3mile) from the parking lot. The trail is very well-maintained and is wide making it easy for all ages to hike. I saw several folks there on walkers. Lots of dogs as well. Off the parking lot there are several picnic areas with picnic tables. The place was packed full of families picnicking and many on the hike to view the waterfall. This was supposed to be a stop for that Waterfall Photography Workshop I attended back in April 2011 but the trail was snowed in and I was the only photographer with snow gear. So our workshop skipped this waterfall. I wanted to get on the other side of the stream past the waterfall to get some photos. As I was crossing, I slipped and fell. My butt went in first and I didn't know it at the time, but my sunglasses fell in the water. Luckily I didn't get my came

Doane's Falls Reservation - Winter Hiking

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Royalston, Doane's Falls Reservation, Worcester County, MA.  Trail to falls - 0.3 mile, Elevation Loss - 175 feet. Donned my MicroSpikes this morning for a 2 hour hike along the Doane's Falls in Royalston, MA. I was hoping to see some frozen ice flows but with the recent warm temps, that wasn't gonna happen! But I was happy with the beautiful water falls and got to take photos and a short vid of the falls. The parking lot is uber small and can only fit about 3 cars. From the parking lot the falls can be heard and seen immediately. I spent 2 hours hiking up and down half a mile along the falls edge taking photos of the falls and the surrounding area. Okay, I didn't stay on the trail like the signs state but, I was very careful around the water's edges. And lo and behold! There were ice flows on the eastbound side of Route 2 between exits 21 and 22! WOOT! Reference: New England Waterfalls - A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades & Waterfalls Greg Par