Greater Conway Region Waterfalls

Glen Ellis Falls


Note that most of these Falls highlighted here are a short hike off the highway and thus a low hanging fruit for visitors to the region.  Glen Ellis Falls is a breathtaking natural wonder that captivates visitors with its incredible scenery. Nestled in the White Mountains region, this picturesque waterfall offers a serene and awe-inspiring experience for nature enthusiasts and hikers alike.

The hike to Glen Ellis Falls begins from Route 16, a major highway that connects Conway, New Hampshire, to other parts of the state. The approximate distance from Conway to Glen Ellis Falls is around 12 miles, making it easily accessible for a day trip or a quick getaway. The falls are situated in the town of Jackson, specifically in Pinkham Notch.

As you embark on the hike, you'll find that the trailhead is conveniently located just off Route 16, making it a short and easily accessible walk from the highway. The hike to the falls is relatively easy and suitable for hikers of various skill levels, including families with children.

Upon starting the hike, you'll find yourself immersed in a lush forest setting, surrounded by towering trees, moss-covered rocks, and the tranquil sounds of nature. The trail is well-maintained and marked, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey.

As you continue along the trail, you'll catch glimpses of the Ellis River, which accompanies you on the hike. The sound of rushing water grows louder as you approach the falls, building anticipation for the grand spectacle that awaits.

Upon reaching Glen Ellis Falls, you'll be greeted by a dramatic 64-foot cascade of water plunging into a deep gorge. The falls create a mesmerizing display of raw power and natural beauty as the water crashes onto the rocks below, generating mist and a gentle spray that refreshes the surrounding area.  The gorge itself is a sight to behold, with towering cliffs and rocky walls adorned with lush greenery. The vibrant colors of the foliage, especially during the fall season, enhance the visual appeal of the landscape.

There are several viewing platforms strategically positioned along the trail, allowing you to appreciate different perspectives of the falls and the gorge.


Glen Ellis Falls at Pinkham Notch,New Hampshire
Glen Ellis Falls

Arethusa Falls

arethusa falls
Arethusa Falls

Nancy Brook Falls


Nancy Brook Falls, located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, offers a scenic and captivating experience for visitors. Here are some details about the falls, the hike to reach them, and the surrounding natural beauty:

Nancy Brook Falls can be accessed via the Nancy Pond Trail, which starts from the Ferncroft parking area off Route 302 in Crawford Notch. The trailhead is well-marked, making it easy to locate and begin your journey.

The hike to Nancy Brook Falls is approximately 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) one way, making it a moderate-level hike suitable for most outdoor enthusiasts. The trail follows Nancy Brook, offering hikers a peaceful and serene experience as they make their way through the forest.  As you hike along the Nancy Pond Trail, you'll be surrounded by the beauty of the White Mountains. Towering trees, moss-covered rocks, and the soothing sounds of the babbling brook create a tranquil atmosphere throughout the hike. The trail itself is well-maintained, making for a pleasant and enjoyable trek.

After hiking for about 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers), you'll reach the stunning Nancy Brook Falls. The falls cascade down a series of rocky ledges, creating a picturesque scene and the soothing sound of rushing water. The natural beauty and serenity of the falls make them a perfect spot for relaxation and appreciation of the surrounding wilderness.

The area around Nancy Brook Falls offers several vantage points to observe and photograph the cascading water. Some parts of the falls feature small pools, where you can cool off or dip your feet in the refreshing water on a hot day. Please exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, as the rocks near the falls can be slippery.



nancy cascades
Nancy Cascades

Sabbaday Falls


sabbaday falls new hampshire
Sabbaday Falls

Crystal Cascade Waterfall

Crystal Cascades Waterfall