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Quiet Refreshing Walk and Water Break

Park for free but please donate the $4 (on your honor) to support the park. Many picnic areas... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Helotes, Texas
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Beautiful and peaceful

Went there with my wife and her parents. We fell in love with the beauty of this place with such... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Route 26, Near Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, ME
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All reviews parking lot grafton notch picnic tables easy access few steps hot summer day take pictures great place to have both times family vacation half mile worth a stop having fun railing stream pools beauty
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Park for free but please donate the $4 (on your honor) to support the park. Many picnic areas, walking trails, small falls, water hole to soak in in a hot day. Some of the walking on the rock is a little tough on the knees....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Went there with my wife and her parents. We fell in love with the beauty of this place with such amazing waterfalls both small and large. It has picnic tables with barbecue grills at them in a clearing next to the parkinglot, I was surprised...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband I enjoyed a picnic lunch here by the gurgling river. Some very short and wide trails made it perfect for those with walking issues or families with young children. Shady spots and informational placards added to the enjoyment. The day we went it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The water was low, but that offered us a chance to see the effects of what an eon of water can do! Super easy walk, nice picnic tables and grills. A couple of tables have shelters built over them.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carbondog
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We visited this park while on a family vacation. We had 10+ people, and began our day with viewing the Screw Auger Falls area and then hiking Table Rock and Baldpate Mountain. This is beautiful! Great place to take some family pictures and have a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Anita S
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The falls are absolutely beautiful. It’s a short walk with a few options around the falls with plenty of places to walk around the water and get up close to some of the falls. Very peaceful. Many places to have a cookout, picnic or family...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We've been here in spring/summer, and now in the fall, and both times was a fun adventure walk. We went to the bottom, hiking down the woods to the pools at the bottom of the falls. ITs a great little place to go walk, be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Screw Auger Falls is super easy to get to and right off the road. Not a huge waterfall in October but surely spring time it's impressive.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Dartravelgirl
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Grafton Notch via rt.26 will provide a full day of adventures.. this gorge is amazing and will refresh your group on a hot day after traveling or hiking on the local peaks.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tpap88
Reviewed September 1, 2017

After reading on Tripadvisor that Screw Auger Falls were the falls to see in the area, what we saw was incredibly disappointing. Maybe we didn't see what we were supposed to see, but we walked upstream (to the right) until it turned it a stream...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sherri M
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Lyn R
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Anita S | Reviewed this property |
The falls are partially visible from a short walk. It all depends on your level of mobility. I don't think you can get a wheelchair in there, because of gravel, etc. But the drive there is beautiful, so I think it is worth... More
John H
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I am not sure why you are having this problem. You posed this question to me and not to the website master, who would be able to answer your question.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Screw Auger Falls (4 Replies)
We'll be in Maine the middle of next week. Travel Books say that Bethel, Grafton Notch State Park and the Screw Auger Falls are "must see" items. Agree? Whatever scenic views we can see have to be done by the car - my husband can't walk very far. Thanks!
September 09, 2012|
Response fromTravelgrands|
Ok, thanks for coming back so quickly! Looking at the info page, it's supposed to be handicap accessible (unconfirmed), so maybe we'll take a chance with it. THANKS>
Spending a week in Lewiston/Auburn (4 Replies)
Headed up to Lewiston for a few days to visit my boyfriend's family. He grew up there and I've visited many times, so we've done the Maine Wildlife Park, York's Wild Kingdom, and lots of other stuff. I've never seen the fall foliage before so I am super excited to see it, and wondering if anyone can suggest great hiking or other outdoor activities in the area? Last year someone on here suggested Screw Auger Falls, and I loved it! We don't mind driving about an hour away. Thanks in...More
October 04, 2010|
Response fromMainer-On-The-Go|
A couple of thoughts for getting outdoors if the weather is good.... About a half hour south of Lewiston-Auburn in the town of Pownal is Bradbury Mountain State Park -- nice network of walking/hiking trails that could be very nice if the foliage cooperates. A half hour or so the other direction will get you to Augusta-Hallowell-Gardiner. The six-mile-long Kennebec River Rail Trail connecting Augusta and Gardiner, with Hallowell in the middle along the way, offers some great views of the...More