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Coos Canyon

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Address: Route 17, Rangeley, ME

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Geological wonder

This is a great place to spend an hour or a day. It's not the Grand Canyon but it is a special little gem in western Maine. Take a minute to look around at the geological... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
kevin w
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Bethel, Maine
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Bethel, Maine
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend an hour or a day. It's not the Grand Canyon but it is a special little gem in western Maine. Take a minute to look around at the geological formations that created this place. Granite polished smooth by glacier melt water, mineral intrusions forced through the stone by huge underground pressure. Pan for... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a nice attraction for sightseeing, a picnic, or to bask in the sun and spray at the falls. The falls are in a deep gorge with dramatic rock formations carved by the rushing water. There's plenty of picnic areas and rest room facilities. Across the street there is an ice cream shop and general store, and you can... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We vacation in Rangeley and were looking for something different and unique. We heard about panning for gold in Coos so we decided to check it out. Very cool and unique gorge. Our issue was, there really wasn't many signs explaining where you could go pan. We as a family have panned out west in places like Idaho, California &... More 

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Thank Eagle-Eye24
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

It's beautiful and has a really cute picnic area!! You can walk/hike all around the property and you can even camp at the camp grounds they have!

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Thank AnnieSperoni
Peru, Maine
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

great views of the swift river. can pan for gold,swim, fish or go camping. small picnic area with two stores close by.

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Wentworth, New Hampshire
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170 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Well worth the ride if your staying in the Rangeley Lakes Region. This is a beautiful spot to stop and stretch your legs and have a picnic. It's a nice drive and there are area's where Moose hang out along the way. Nice way to spend an afternoon. I wouldn't recommend driving this road at dusk or after dark. Too... More 

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Thank Marjorie C
Rumford, Maine
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Amazing views of canyons in Western Maine.. easy access from road. Great place to have a picnic too!

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Eugene, Oregon
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were traveling up to Rangely, via the Rte. 17 Scenic Hwy. As we slowed to go through Byron, Maine a roadside pullout caught our attention. Coos Canyon! We had no ideas what it was before we pulled the car over but we are certainly glad we did. A BEAUTIFUL little canyon/gorge carved through amazing grey granite. The Fall color... More 

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Thank Luv2Travel2323
Cape Coral, Florida
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a nice area to stop at and stroll along the river to see several different waterfalls. You pay for parking, but it is worth it. Nice easy path along the river. You can get really close to the different waterfalls. Bring your camera.

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Washington, Pa
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195 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Located right on Rt 17, this is a nice place to stop! Picnic tables & grills provided. Beautiful views!

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