Journey into the Heart of Lake Sunapee Waterfall Magic - Relax & Company
Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a photographer, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, May offers an excellent opportunity to explore and appreciate the majesty of waterfalls in the Lake Sunapee area. With spring in full swing, many waterfalls are at their peak flow due to melting snow and increased rainfall. The weather is often pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor adventures and enjoying the natural beauty of cascading water! Plus, the lush greenery that surrounds waterfalls during this time adds to the overall picturesque experience. Be sure to bring your bug spray, as mosquitos and black flies are just starting to appear, though…

The Lake Sunapee region in New Hampshire is known for its natural beauty, and there are several waterfalls worth exploring in the area. Here are a few:

Great Brook Trail: Located in the town of New London, the Great Brook Trail is an excellent family friendly hiking spot to enjoy some of the area’s wonderful waterfalls. A short jaunt up the trail leads to the Lower Cascades, a very picturesque waterfall, and the perfect place to relax in nature, or have a picnic. Further up the trail, and a more difficult hike, lies another wonderful waterfall known as the Upper Cascades. If you make it to the Upper Cascades, be sure to check out Devils Half Acre Pond on the way!

Pollard Mills Falls: Located just outside of Newport, Pollard Mills Falls is a picturesque waterfall cascading along the Sugar River. It’s easily accessible and offers a peaceful setting for enjoying nature and relaxing by the banks of the areas best river. There are benches for guests to sit and have a picnic, and also many rocks to sit on. In the summer, these falls are a popular swimming spot for the locals and parking can fill up quickly, making May the perfect time to visit! Please be careful, as the rocks leading down to the falls are steep and can be slippery when wet.

Profile Falls: Profile Falls is located on the Smith River in Bristol, New Hampshire, which is about a 30 to 40-minute drive from the Lake Sunapee area. It’s situated within Profile Falls Scenic Area, which offers more than just the waterfall, including picnic areas and hiking trails. Profile Falls is a stunning waterfall with a vertical drop of about 40 feet. It’s named after the rock formation in the nearby river that resembles the profile of a face when viewed from the side. The falls are particularly scenic during the spring when water flow is high due to snowmelt and spring rains. Getting to Profile Falls is relatively easy, as there’s a parking area near the falls, and a short walk along a well-maintained trail leads you to the viewing area. The trail is suitable for most visitors, including families with children. While Profile Falls is a beautiful natural attraction, it’s essential to exercise caution, especially if you’re exploring near the water. The rocks around the falls can be slippery, and the currents can be strong, so be mindful of your surroundings and stay safe.

Secret Waterfalls in the Area: Exploring the Lake Sunapee region offers plenty of opportunities to discover hidden gems like secret waterfalls tucked away in the woods or along scenic drives. Keeping an eye out for these natural wonders can add an exciting element to your outdoor adventures. Respecting private property and adhering to local regulations are essential to ensure the preservation of these special places for future generations to enjoy. Whether you’re driving, hiking, or simply wandering off the beaten path, being mindful of your surroundings and following established guidelines helps protect both the environment and the rights of property owners.

With so much natural beauty to explore around Lake Sunapee, each hidden waterfall adds its own unique charm to the landscape. The list above is just a few of the areas natural waterfalls. Visit our Things To Do In The Lake Sunapee Region page for more outdoor adventures!

So, next time you’re out and about in the area, be sure to keep your senses attuned to the sights and sounds of nature—you never know what hidden treasures you might uncover!