Waterfall sights in New England
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The Native Americans called this area Salmon Falls, and the fishing here was so fine that warring tribes made an agreement that they wouldn’t fight each other within one day’s walk of the falls. These days, the geologically fascinating glacial potholes are drawing visitors. Ever since the end of the last Ice Age, stones trapped swirling in the riverbed have been grinding into the rock bed below, creating more than 50 near-perfect circles. The largest known glacial pothole in the world is here, with a diameter of 39ft. These days, a hydroelectric dam controls the flow of the Deerfield River over the potholes, so it’s possible that on your visit the water will be completely…
One of the best ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon in Jackson is taking a swim in Jackson Falls just outside of town. You'll have marvelous mountain views as you splash about. To get there, take the Carter Notch Rd (NH 16B) 0.5 miles north of town.