Where in Maine?
Can you identify this wild waterfall?
It’s billed as a rest area off a well-traveled western Maine road, but weary travelers can find more than just respite at this natural wonder. Here, water plummets fifty-four feet over four colorful tiers of schist and quartzite. The second tier — a fourteen-foot-tall fanning horsetail fall — is a daring jumping-off point for swimmers. The site has also undergone robust geological study, and researchers confirm that nearby slabs of bedrock may be 423 million years old. Despite its age, however, this waterfall has transitioned elegantly into the digital era. The spot is represented humbly on the travel-rating website Yelp, where the lone reviewer thus far has awarded it five out of five stars. Though it’s got some tough competition — the surrounding region is known for its recreational lakes, streams, and ponds — we think it’s a well-deserved stamp of approval.
If you can identify this wild waterfall, send us a note at P.O. Box 679, Camden, ME 04843; whip off an email to email@example.com; or post a comment at DownEast.com. We’ll feature our favorite letter in an upcoming issue — and send the winner a Down East wall calendar.Photographed by Pat and Chuck Blackley