Waterfall Magic: Small Falls Rest Area

Summer: As you head down Route 4 toward Rangley you should keep your eyes open for Small Falls Rest Area. From the road it looks like a small parking lot surrounded by maples and pines but, once you enter you may be surprised. Small Falls is a very scenic waterfall with a great swimming hole. At the base of the falls you will find 3 cascading falls dumping into a good size circular pool. The water is cold and refreshing. For the brave of heart there is a 14 foot fall that offers a base pool that is deep enough to jump into from the ledges. For those who don’t think a jump is in their future the rocky beach allows for walk-in access to the water. The gorges that run along the side of the falls are full of color and moss which offers a kaleidoscope of colors. If you don’t feel like taking a dip there are plenty of places to sit along the gorges and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. The sound of the water rushing down over the rocks and the misty spray that cools you on a hot summer day is just as enjoyable as going for a swim. This is a great stopping place to enjoy a picnic lunch with tables and fire pits set up around the falls. Make this a stop on your next trip to Rangley, you won’t be disappointed.