Franconia Brook Falls Hike and Swim

DATE: Aug 03, 2019
END DATE: Aug 03, 2019

Trip/Event Location: Lincoln NH

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Framingham, MA United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Region: New England

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Come join us Don and myself for our annual trip to Franconia Brook Falls. Franconia Brook Falls is located, just east of Lincoln NH.  The Falls are a wonderful swimming hole nestled at the start of the Pemi Wilderness over three miles in from the trail head.  What makes it even better is the wild experience of going over the falls.   A naturally formed flume allows the swimmer to put themselves in a channel that's about 10 feet long and then takes you over the falls (about 8 feet high), landing in the pool below.  Whether you want to go over the falls, swim in the many swimming holes or just catch some rays, it makes for a great day. The trip will start off by crossing the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River via a 160-foot long suspension bridge.  Then we pick up the Lincoln Woods trail. We'll take this trail for 3 miles then cross over a bridge into the Pemi wilderness for about a mile and then return back and cross over the bridge again. Then we'll procede the remaining 0.3 miles up to Franconia Brook Falls.  We plan on having lunch as we relax at the falls.  Pack a lunch, water, a towel, sunscreen and wear shorts you can swim in bring a pair and change in the woods.   The hike is a total of 8.6 miles (2.0 miles of it is optional) and about 100 feet of vertical.

No, dogs please.

Rain date – Sunday July 28th

Take I-93 to Exit 32 (Lincoln) and proceed east on Route 112 (Kancamaugus Highway). Proceed through the town of Lincoln. After going through the town, you will go over a small bridge. The Lincoln Woods trailhead in right after the bridge on the left hand side of the road. We'll be driving a green Mini-Cooper with a white roof.  Total distance from I-93 to the tail head is 5.5 miles.

We will meet in front of the Ranger's station.

If you do not have a WMNF sticker, there will be a day fee for parking.

NOTE -  The parking lot fills up early. The early start time will make it a bit easier to find a spot to park. Please be on time so you can get a parking spot. If the parking lot is filled, you'll have to find parking a short distance away on the Kanc. When parking on the Kanc please park only in the valid, marked areas.

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