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Screw Auger Falls

Address: Route 26, Near Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, ME
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Newry
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

loved the falls, climbing down is not for the faint of heart, swimming in some of the pools is very refreshing.

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Calais, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The falls are awesome , cascading gently down the Bear River into huge ,deep rock formations from the Ice Age . They pick up speed as they race down the extremely deep part and the sight and sounds are amazing. It is a short, easy walk to the guard rails to gaze down into the depths of the formation but... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Lima, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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