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  • Writer's pictureGerry Caron

Best Maine Waterfalls to Explore Near Me!

Updated: Jul 6

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Best Maine Waterfalls: Highlands Region

Discover the Top 12 Maine Waterfalls in The Highlands Region

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of The Maine Highlands region, you'll discover a treasure trove of the 12 best Maine waterfalls to explore! While some of these cascades are tucked away in remote corners, many offer easy access, inviting you to embark on a memorable adventure. As you journey through our region, we encourage you to embrace Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, ensuring the preservation of our natural wonders for generations to come. For more information on outdoor ethics, please visit:

Piscataquis County Waterfalls

Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce

  1. Early Landing Falls - A serene waterfall perfect for a peaceful escape.

  2. Gulf Hagas - Known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," this series of waterfalls is a must-see.

  3. Hay Brook Falls - A hidden gem offering a beautiful scenic view.

  4. High Bridge - A stunning waterfall accessible by a scenic trail.

  5. Little Wilson Falls: Upper and Lower - These twin falls offer breathtaking views and a rewarding hike.

  6. Tobey Falls - A lesser-known waterfall that provides tranquility and beauty.

Penobscot County Waterfalls

Katahdin Region Chamber of Commerce

  • Address: 1029 Central Street, Millinocket, ME 04462

  • Phone: 207-723-4443

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  1. Abol Falls - Located in Baxter State Park, this waterfall is a popular spot for hikers.

  2. Katahdin Falls - The tallest waterfall in Maine, offering spectacular views.

  3. Ledge Falls - A beautiful, cascading waterfall perfect for photography.

  4. Nesowadnehunk Falls - A majestic waterfall offering a serene environment.

  5. Sawtelle Falls - A picturesque waterfall that is easily accessible.

  6. Shin Pond Falls - A hidden treasure that offers a peaceful retreat.

What to Do in Moosehead Lake

For those seeking more activities and detailed guides, Moose River Lookout offers a wealth of information about the Moosehead Lake area. From seasonal events and community news to outdoor adventure guides and dining recommendations, Moose River Lookout is your new resource for exploring the region. In addition to hiking, you can find information on boating, fishing, camping, and local attractions. Want more information? Check out our Moosehead News!


Embark on a journey to explore these captivating waterfalls and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Maine Highlands. And when it's time to rest and rejuvenate, discover the ideal accommodation nestled amidst the heart of Maine's pristine landscapes. Look no further than Moose River Lookout for your perfect retreat in the midst of nature's wonders. For your ideal accommodation in the heart of Maine's natural beauty, book with us today and enjoy your stay in the Maine Highlands!

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