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fascinating and fun

Beauty in the way the water has carved the rocks. Kids love to jump into the icy water and swim... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Very cool rock formations, Very cold water!

There is parking nearby. The river flows snow melt off the nearby mountains and carves its way... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were on our way from Concord NH to Montpelier and stopped at this area. It was not easy to find since no signs suggested you find this place. Very nice stay for 15 or so minutes and then you can move on. The rock...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mfallison
Reviewed 27 August 2018

While the sculptured rocks are very cool to look at, there isn't much more to do here. The parking area is located about 75 yards West of the small trail that takes you to the bridge which goes over the Cockermouth River. The bridge provides...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Beauty in the way the water has carved the rocks. Kids love to jump into the icy water and swim around the rocks.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank stldd
Reviewed 10 July 2018

There is parking nearby. The river flows snow melt off the nearby mountains and carves its way through the rocks little by little season after season. It is a great place to show geology and how rivers form, and then to jump from the rocks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank leiasnerfherder
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Our family has owned property within a mile of this site since 1847. It has gotten more popular over the years. I remember our family having the place all to ourselves when we were kids. One thing I have noticed is that swimmers jumping into...More

Date of experience: September 2017
7  Thank Martha C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The sculptured rocks natural area is an easy to find park that offers easy/medium hikes down and along a river featuring really neat rock formations, a bunch of little waterfalls and (at least at this time of year) a peaceful walk. Probably should have worn...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to explore, hike and find peace. As I’m here during October, the colors are outstanding as well. Parking is fabulous too.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank sallylcrowley
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The rushing river water has done an awesome job sculpting these huge boulders. There was hardly any water in the river so we got right down in there and explored the smooth rocks and enjoyed the day. Although there is also a snowmobile trail to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Alice M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The river has made cool designs in the rocks as it passes by. There are several smaller versions of carving like the more famous Basin up in the Notch. The majority of the people just come to jump in the refreshing river water on a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank NH_Camper_5
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Very scenic peaceful river. Not only can you swim in certain parts, some spots are deep enough for you to jump in. Other parts shallow enough for you to walk along. Close to trails for walks. Car park available. Ladies portaloo in car park, not...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank papercrane2015
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16 August 2016|
Response from Robsta90rs | Reviewed this property |
newfoundlake org/newfound-lake-hiking Newfound lake is the area you would most likely hike
14 July 2016|
Response from jujuaddict | Reviewed this property |
Many dogs on leashes were present the day I was there. I didn't see any signs prohibiting dogs. But just as anywhere you go with a dog, remember to clean up after them. Be aware there are steep and/or slippery areas on... More