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Serendipitous discovery on the road to Height of the Land. Very pictureresque

We were on the road from Portland to Rangeley Lakes on Roxbury Road which was tracking the Swift... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palos Heights, Illinois
Beautiful Gorge

My wife and I have been to Coos Canyon many times. It is a beautiful spot to swim or have a picnic... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2019
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the road from Portland to Rangeley Lakes on Roxbury Road which was tracking the Swift River when we spotted the signs for Coos Canyon rest area and parking lot. So glad we decided to take a break. We viewed the canyon, Swift...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Coos Canyon many times. It is a beautiful spot to swim or have a picnic. The Swift River runs down from the mountains forming the gorge. Take Route 17 from Mexico north until you see the signs for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Wear some comfy shoes and take some time to explore. Don't forget the camera. The scenery is great and if the water isn't too high swimming is always an option.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jamie V
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
Thank Jim J
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
Thank marinevetdan
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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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.