Today, one of our adventures was to the Lower Ammonoosuc Falls in Carroll, New Hampshire. This Falls is part of the White Mountain National Forest. It is a Cascade Falls with a 15 Foot drop. It is surrounded by rocks, and is a fast, and strong flowing cascade. As you might suspect, it is part of the Ammonoosuc River.
I was glad to have done some research on the Falls as the parking lot was not clearly marked from the road. Once we drove all the way into the lot, it was clear we had arrived at the Lower Ammonoosuc Falls Trail. We started on the trail, which was flat, and not too unappealing. After observing more closely we began to see many colorful, fluttering butterflies, and wild flowers along the trail, added some intrigue, and of course chasing for Wilma. Additionally, it was pleasant to hear the natural sounds of the River as we traversed this simple trail.
On the way to the Falls, we found many little trails to sneak over to the River’s edge. These were fun little spots, that often had beach-like areas. Shadow was able to swim in the River, while Wilma waded. I even decided to wade myself, enjoying quite the cool down in the chilly River water. On and off throughout our walk we stopped at these areas to hang out for a bit and cool down. Sand for digging, rocks for climbing, and water for swimming, I think just the perfect dog day!
On arrival to the Falls we found a heavy cascade of water barreling down into a large pool. The Falls was surrounded by large rocks, that helped create the crashing sound of the water. We were able to climb the rocks along the side and enjoy the view. Between the bright sun, and the moving water it was hard to capture a great shot, but of course attempted some videos as well. We did not observe anyone swimming, but a hand-full of fishermen along the way. This was a great area to hang out on a hot summer day (Rating: 4).