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US-302, Hart's Location
Crawford Notch State Park
Bartlett, NH 03812
Arethusa Falls Description
There's nothing like an intriguing natural wonder—in this case, New Hampshire's tallest waterfall—to get your kids on the march. Ages five and up can manage this trail, which winds steadily upward through lovely woods and alongside a stream for 1.3 miles to the 176-foot splash down, where the kids can cool their heels in the water. You can't help but marvel.
Toddlers & Pre-K: The going is steep for toddlers, but preschoolers get a kick out of this big mountain experience. Be mindful of the edge at the top of the bluff.
School-Age Kids: Love to be like mom and dad and carry a pint-sized day pack with a snack, water bottle, extra layer of clothing, and . . . stuffed animal.
- Be foot smart. Sturdy footwear is a must.
- Pack provisions. Bring plenty of snacks, water, and bug spray.
- Time well spent. Allow two to three hours round trip.
Just the Facts
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Recommended Time: 2 to 4 hours