Location Tag: Restrooms

Umbagog State Park

This is a beautiful lake, with state campgrounds scattered around it, some only accessible by boat.  The main campground is small and slightly crowded, but watching the lake makes up for it.  They have a roped swimming area, which is a little small, but I asked the ranger and she said you’re allowed to swim […]

Screw Auger Falls, Mahoosuc Public Land

The parking area for Screw Auger Falls is off of Route 26, and is well-marked and easy to find.  The lot isn’t huge, and this is a popular location, so you might want to come early on the weekends. The falls are beside the parking area. This is beautiful waterfall, with interesting rock formations.   […]

Frenchman’s Hole

Coming from the south on the Sunday River Road, the road will veer left to pass over two bridges.  This is a little confusing, because this short section is variously called Two Bridges Road or Coburn Field Road, but it becomes Sunday River Road again immediately after the bridges.  After the bridges, take your first […]

Prescott Field, Sandy River

This is listed on swimmingholes.org, but I’m not sure if I would swim here.  The water is very black, and you can see that there is some debris left from a bridge or mill.  The walk to the river is pretty though, with lots of wildflowers and small paths to the shore, so it might […]

Webb Beach, Mount Blue State Park

This park offers lake swimming with a sand beach with clear cold water, and stunning mountain views. There is a large grass area for picnicking which has stone steps leading to the water, and a pretty swing bench to take in the view.  There also seem to be canoe and peddle boat rentals.  Dogs are […]

Kineowatha Park, Wilson Lake

This park was an unexpected surprise, and it is pretty awesome.  It must have been a summer camp previously, as there are scattered buildings with signs like “Main Lodge.”  There are tennis courts, soccer fields, and a huge swimming dock.  When we were there the swimming area seemed to have unfettered access, but this may […]

Rocky Gorge Scenic Area

UPDATE- according to this website swimming is now prohibited here and strictly enforced https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whitemountain/recarea/?recid=74967 This is a beautiful area, but should now be considered a “See” location.

Otter Rocks Picnic Area

Park in the Otter Rocks lot with the White Mountain National Forest Sign, and then walk down to the river.  There is a small cascade with a few little pools that children could play in, as they are very shallow.  This leads into a bigger pool which is maybe 4 ft. deep.  There are large flat […]

Lower Falls

This is a very popular rest stop swimming area, and it will likely be crowded, so it is a good idea to arrive early.  We were here at 1pm on a Monday and cars were lining the road.  There is a large parking area and a sign for “Lower Falls,” and we thought it was […]

Limington Rapids Rest Area

This park is off of Route 25 and you’ll see a wooden sign marked “Rest Area” just before the town line of Standish.  It is more extensive than most rest areas, with picnic spots in the woods, and a wooden bridge leading to a rock “island” on the Saco River. This is listed elsewhere as […]