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Great place for a quick spot after along day driving and hiking

We had been driving and hiking in the Rangeley area all day but the kids wanted to swim in a fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Hartford, Connecticut
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Swim and pick nick with a great view

Nice place to swim, but be careful its all rocks. Waterfall view at pick nick area with covered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue P
Hudson River Valley, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Danny L
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.

Thank GPS1943
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

Thank WonderWoman20162016
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.

1  Thank Jessica a
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!!

Thank ellensw68
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Hidden gem along Highway 17, nice pull off and picnic area by the falls and canyon. Small country store across the road with various gifts and some food including ice cream. Head to the bridge over the canyon for a good view of the waterfalls.

Thank adkkev2
Reviewed July 27, 2017

A cool area. We were able to climb on the rocks and get some great pics to remember that part of our trip. There is a neat little store/gift shop just across the road from the waterfall called coos Canyon Gift Shop that specializes in...More

1  Thank RogerDSmiley
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Beautiful spot to stop and rest on the road. There are places to swim and soak your feet. Stunning rock formations.

Thank Jennifer O
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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.