Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 10:30a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
< 21, Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Arethusa Falls is one of the largest single-drop waterfalls in New England, reaching as high as 200 ft and considered by many as one of the most magnificent waterfalls in New Hampshire. We'll be hiking up to Arethusa Falls via the Bemis Brook Trail, where we will also see Fawn Pool, Coliseum Falls, and Bemis Brook Falls. The trail then reconnects to the Arethusa Falls Trail leading towards Arethusa Falls. Following the hike to Arethusa Falls, we'll hike to Mt. Willard, considered a 52 with a view, offering incredible views of Crawford Notch below. This hike is leaving later than usual to time the sunset perfectly on Mount Willard.
Arethusa Falls: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/new-hampshire/arethusa-falls-via-bemis-brook-and-arethusa-falls-trails?ref=sidebar-view-full-map
Mount Willard: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-willard?ref=sidebar-view-full-map
Trail conditions: https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/
Printable Map: https://www.nhstateparks.org/getmedia/dff4be6e-c5db-4049-8818-ea94fb828a09/Crawford-Notch-State-Park-Hiking-Map.pdf
There will be a gear check for this hike at the pick up location and at the trailhead if you're a non-carpooler. If you don't have the gear, you will not be allowed to join the hike. No exceptions!
What to bring:
Waterproof, winter-hiking boots
Snowshoes (I will confirm this depending on the trail conditions)
Water-resistant or waterproof pants. Thermal layer if necessary.
Non-cotton base layer (preferable wool or synthetic).
Non-cotton, breathable mid-layer
Water-resistant or waterproof hard/soft shell jacket
Headlamp (in case we hike into the night with the early sunsets)
2-3 liters of water that won't freeze. (Insulated water bottle or other method)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible!