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Screw Auger Falls

Route 26, Near Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, ME
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Newry
Type: Waterfalls
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Started out enjoying the hike and the placards explaining the geology of the falls when my way ward wondering son jumped down onto a cliff and broke his foot. Remember the guide rails are there for a reason.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the most amazing water features in North America. Very beautiful. Bring your camera! (but also bring your bug spray)

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went to see the falls they are an easy walk from parking lot the falls were nice , not real big ,but nice we also went to mothers falls ok , and moose cave falls , nice walk in the Forrest. We continued up the road and lo and behold for the very first time in 10 years WE SAW... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Mapquest got us lost nut a trip tthrough Grofton State Park got us there. Nice stop. Interesting cascade more than falls. Info on site was helpful. Nice scenic stop. Good picture opportunities.

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Greene, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Whenever we travel that way, we always stop in at the Screw Auger Falls rest area. Just a few steps down a small path, and you are rewarded with some impressively carved sluice-ways.

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Maine woods
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This little picnic spot has a great pool for kids to wade with a series of small pools and falls in the stream. We almost always go on July fourth, but it's best on a really hot sunny day, where the shade and water access are appreciated. Picnic tables, BBQ grates, etc.

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Webster, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Screw Auger Falls is a pretty little section of Grafton Notch State Park. The falls themselves (2 of them) aren't particularly high or impressive, but they're still nice. One of the great things is that you're allowed to walk right up to one of them--unlike most national parks. The real "screw auger" falls into a canyon, so you can't get... More

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Portland,Me
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Beautiful natural spot, great for a picnic and to dip a toe. The falls is narrow, dangerously rocky, and steep. There is a railing on the high side, but I have seen many people climb down the rocks and beyond the railing, something I do not recommend. The stream that feeds the falls is lively, but lots of rocks and... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Maybe we were in the low-flow season (July) -- but not much to see... some rocks, trickle of water... yawn.

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New England - USA
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211 reviews 211 reviews
72 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This small scenic attraction is located in Grafton Notch State Park in (or near?) Newry, Maine. We were on a motorcycle ride with a group of friends, and one of them recommended this site to the group, so we stopped for a few hours. It was a blazingly hot afternoon, but inside the Park near the falls it was cool... More

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