North Country Waterfalls & Covered Bridges
Beaver Brook Falls- A magnificent waterfall located in Colebrook. Especially beautiful in fall with the crimson leaves surrounding it, it's a nice place to dip your toes in the water, have a picnic and hike to the top if you'd like. It's even located right on the ATV trails for folks to stop at on their travels! From Colebrook, NH, go north on Route 145 for 2.4 miles. The falls will be on the right hand side of the road with ample parking.
Garfield Falls- The falls are on the east branch of Dead Diamond River very near the Maine Border. Nature has made a magnificent, beautiful spot for fishermen and swimmers alike. Located on Route 3 in Pittsburg, go north beyond First Connecticut Lake until reaching Magalloway Road. G0 12 miles from Route 3, look for the sign on a path that says Garfield Falls; go about 1/4 mile down that path.
Dixville Flume Waterfall- Enjoy a beautiful view of the falls and picnic areas indicated by signs. Located approximately 10 miles east from the junction of Routes 26 and 3 on Main Street in Colebrook. It is situated a few steps from Route 26 at the foot of the hill east of Dixville Notch.
Little Hellgate Falls - Named “Hellgate” because many a logger lost his life here breaking up log jams. To get there, drive north on Rte 3 to Pittsburg to Magalloway Road (about 11 miles north of the village). Turn right onto Magalloway Road. Take Buckhorn Road which is the second right off of Magalloway Road (about 3 miles). You will pass through a gate after 3-4 miles and the road becomes the Cedar Stream Road. Look for snowmobile trail #137 on the left. Park on the side and start down the the snowmobile trail. You will cross 2 snowmobile bridges. The trail head is located on the left, immediately after crossing the second bridge. The trail is beautifully done with log stairs and log benches. The trail into the falls is very steep so use caution in this section.
The Balsams Water Fall- This fall is entirely man-made and was created as part of the recovery construction to replace the previous entranceway. Located approximately 10 miles east from the junction of Routes 26 and 3 on Main Street in Colebrook. It is located right opposite the entrance drive to the Balsams Hotel.
The Huntington Cascades- Follow the woods road which turns off the highway to the right, pass through the picnic grove and look for the path leading from the opposite side to the bridge at the foot of the cascades. A trail follows the brook to a series of beautiful cascades extending nearly a mile, surpassed by none in the whole White Mountain region, and leads from there to Table Rock. Located approximately 10 miles east from the junction of Routes 26 and 3 on Main Street in Colebrook. Watch for the parking lot of the right hand side of Route 26 past the Balsams and Dixville Notch.
Pond Brook Falls: Located in Stratford, just south of Percy Peaks along Nash Stream Rd. Directions.
For more info on waterfalls in our area, please visit Waterfalls of the Northeastern United States.
River Road Covered Bridge- It is open for pedestrian traffic only. Maintained by the Town of Pittsburg, volunteers clean the covered bridge and make minor repairs. The style of this covered bridge is "Queenpost" ; built in 1858. Located 7 miles north of Pittsburg village and 1 mile east of U.S. Route 3 on the road to Lake Francis State Park.
Bacon Road Covered Bridge / Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge- It spans the Connecticut River, connecting the towns of Pittsburg and Clarksville. It was closed to traffic in 1981. The style of this covered bridge is Paddleford truss with added arches built around 1876. Located by Route 3 in lower Pittsburg village on Bacon Road.
Columbia Covered Bridge- This covered bridge spans the Connecticut River. It connects Columbia, NH and Lemington, VT. This is the last covered bridge that spans the Connecticut River, connecting NH & VT. The style of this bridge is How truss. Located in Columbia, NH, 4 miles south of Colebrook village on Columbia Bridge Road.
Happy Corner Covered Bridge / Perry Stream Bridge- Happy Corner Bridge is one of the oldest covered bridges in northern New Hampshire. This bridge style is a Paddleford truss (light) with added arches constructed in the mid-1800's. Located 200 yards east of U.S. Route 3 on Hill Road, 6 miles north of Pittsburg village.
More info. available at:
New Hampshire Covered Bridge Map
New Hampshire Bridges
New Hampshire Tour Guide