5 Most Striking Waterfalls in Maine
Maine’s natural landscapes—coastal granite cliffs, mountaintop rock spires, rolling farmland, crystal clear lakes, and everything in between—position the state as a touristic haven for outdoor adventure and long road trips on the hunt for scenic splendor. The lakes and mountains of western and northern Maine are a clear crown jewel of exploration, and the combination of the two creates dramatic geography and elevation changes dotted with striking waterfalls to photograph and explore. Here are five of our favorite waterfalls in Maine for your next adventure.
A quick and scenic 20-minute car ride from the picturesque ski town of Bethel, Screw Augur Falls is just along the roadside by a small lot in Grafton Notch State Park.
Screw Auger Falls (Grafton Notch State Park)
Gulf Hagas (100 Mile Wilderness)
Often called The Grand Canyon of the East, Gulf Hagas certainly lives up to this ambitious nickname. It’s not so much a single waterfall as it is a long chain of striking cataracts along the Gulf Hagas Brook and West Branch Pleasant River.
Moxie Falls (West Forks)
Fun fact (and/or prelude to a pretty awesome road trip): you can take a single, continuous road, Route 201, all the way from Brunswick on the coast to the Canadian border at Sandy Bay. That’s one single road for 160 miles and three and a half hours.
Angel Falls (Township D)
Somewhere between Rumford and the stunning Height of Land vista in Roxbury looking out over Mooselookmeguntic Lake you’ll find Township D.
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