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Coos Canyon

Don’t just drive by make sure you stop here and check it out! Great stop as they have picnic tables... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Tammy D
We stop yearly on our return from Rangeley over Height of the Land

Marvelous, full of water despite drought in many rivers, even the Androoscoggin in parts, great... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Jim J
Portland, Maine
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Don’t just drive by make sure you stop here and check it out! Great stop as they have picnic tables so pack a lunch! So beautiful especially in the fall .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tammy D
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Marvelous, full of water despite drought in many rivers, even the Androoscoggin in parts, great sound and sculpted passages--see my pic--only 2nd to Screw-Augur Falls, if 2nd.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

These falls are easy to see from the parking area. There is extensive fencing to keep you from falling in. There is no advance warning of this stop, so we pulled in upstream to see rapids, and were pleased to see the actual falls a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We had been driving and hiking in the Rangeley area all day but the kids wanted to swim in a fun area where they could “cliff jump.” This was just the spot. The water was clean and not freezing. They jumped and swam for an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jswmrw
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Nice place to swim, but be careful its all rocks. Waterfall view at pick nick area with covered tables, gives you a break from the sun. Bathroom up the hill and a store across the street. Nice area, excellent picture spot. Lots of families out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I visited coos canyon while I was panning for gold in the Swift River. It is a very unusual land formation and you can go swimming which is a unique experience. As a geologist this area is full of amazing places.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

A surprising view of natures wonder on a small scale of water falls and exposure of glacial effects and erosion. Well worth the stop to visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on our way North on a “moose hunting “. Nice with leaves changing. Restroom in the area. Good spot to stretch your legs. No moose to be found

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We stopped here on our way to portland from Rangeley it was a great picture taking spot. they had picnic tables if we had brought lunch.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jessicaa472
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to relax and have lunch. Bring your bathing suit! The water is a must to go play in. Great for all ages!!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Linda W
May 28, 2017|
Response from Kathleen S | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for my delayed reply - I am not on here very often.... But to answer your question no hike is required. You can see a lot of the beauty from the parking lot / picnic area / bridge.
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Sue H
Ozark, al
Maine and Canada (5 Replies)
I will be bringing a friend to see Maine for the first time and she is interested in also going into Canada. We will spend the first part of the trip touring the coast - Kennebunkport, Old Orchard pier, Freeport for LL Bean, Rockland, and Bar Harbor. The last part of the trip will be going in to Rangeley Lake area, hitting Coos Canyon on the way. I'm guessing the best time to hit Canada would be from Bar Harbor? I read somewhere it would be a three hour ride to New Brunswick - how far out of...More
August 02, 2017|
Response fromTomMalley|
First question is do you both have passports? 2nd question --- how many days do you have in total? Are you flying in and out of Portland Maine airport?