New Hampshire’s White Mountains Waterfalls & Covered Bridges

Waterfalls refresh us with their calm waters and their beauty. They display nature’s power during spring runoffs, are a welcome retreat on scorching summer days, reflect fall’s colors in autumn and offer scenes of incredible frozen beauty in the winter.  

Obscured by time, the reason for early New Englanders building Covered Bridges is lost. To guess, some say that horses were more comfortable crossing a stream or river in an enclosed bridge. Another claim is to protect the heavy timbers from rain, snow, ice, and the sun that increased bridge failure. A bridge would last longer if the heavy timbers were protected with a roof. 

The RED flags indicate the Covered Bridges – the BLUE flags indicate Waterfalls.

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