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Beautiful 50+ degree day. Trail was slushy and hard packed snow. Pretty slippery but totally worth it.

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16 days ago

Wonderfull views toward the "Gold Pond"! Great at fresh snow with no crowd on the trail.

this trail pleasantly surprised me! was much steeper and more of a workout than anticipated! we took the blue blazed trail. steep for the first half or more, then levels off a bit until you get to the falls. I wore crampons which came in handy - the snow was well packed down but was starting to melt so it was a little slippery. doable for any level hiker if you take your time. this trail was SO well marked. such a reward at the end! the falls are breathtaking. our pup loved this trail! enjoy!

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28 days ago

This hike was beautiful! You walk along a brook most of the path. I took my daughter and grandson here this past weekend and we had a great day....until my grandson and I slipped on a rock crossing the brook and we fell in. I thought it was funny and laughed the whole way back to my car. He didn’t find it so amusing (he is 7 years old). So, with that said, we only made it about 1.5 miles in and had to turn back. I’m looking forward to going back real soon though.

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1 month ago

Fresh snow fall trail.. View at the top was beautiful..

Beautiful scenery, and waterfalls were incredible. Huge, and ice is thick enough you can walk close to the falls and see the water running underneath.

Icy trail (after rain and hard freeze and significant foot traffic). Would not do Bemis Brook without crampons. Blue-blazed trail running straight to the falls is doable or even easy without them, though difficult in spots.

Falls are nice.

Thought I would need snow shoes but that’s not the case today. Had the it to myself and the fall was so beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is a great little loop it doesnt take long maybe a couple hours.The river is beautiful and so are the falls their is also a neat little spot right where the trail connects to the river and if you go down the bank you can see some some all ruins of giant stone walls. I havnt done enough research into this place to know what it is.

Good trail, hillside terrain with plenty of switchback's.

Beautiful trail, was very icy, but worth the effort with little kids.

2 months ago

A gorgeous hike to a magnificent waterfall.

Great place for light hiking and casual walks
Good views over meadows

I thought it was a pretty easy hike (besides the icyness towards the top) for one of the most gorgeous waterfalls I've ever seen. The chipmunks and squirrels were so cute :) Stop and take a moment to smell the Balsam fir needles, just like christmas, not sure if they're only fragrant in the winter? It was like a dream, go see the beauty for yourself!

easy but cool

hiking
4 months ago

This was an easy trail. My wife and I were the only ones out there today for the two - three hours we spent there. Several people on here commented the trail was not marked well? We had no issues following the trail. There are some deep inclines if you want to get some solid photos. We will definitely go back! It is a beautiful area!

Our barn recently organized trail ride to Beaver Brook. With the assistance of the Association staff, we planned two 90-minute loops on well-groomed, multi-use trails. We lunched at picnic table at Brown Lane Barn that also has parking and a turn-around for trailers. You can also access water for the horses here and a port-o-potty for humans, however, check ahead of time to make sure the water is turned on OR bring your own for the horses. The Association prefers riders to clean up after their horses, however, we came from a distance and arranged to make a trail maintenance donation instead. There is no entrance fee. The trails are very diverse and our experienced riders and horses were able to walk, trot, canter and gallop during the ride. There are bridges and a few steep areas along the route which should be factored into your horses' preferences;)

Great little hike. Easy, well marked, fun! Brought our dogs, they loved it too. :) Walking along the brook was really nice and the little section of falls would make for a nice lunch stop. Whole loop took under an hour but there were some other trails if you want to stay out longer. Worth it.

Markings are confusing, very, even with a map. Water was low this particular week. Nice trail, nice open clearings with some pretty views of mountain ranges, not sure which ones. 2 hour hike. Rocky and wet in areas. I consider it easy, but was rocky and alot of incline areas. I would do it again.

hiking
5 months ago

Really enjoyed these trails. Very well marked, and great walking. Enjoyed the waterfalls.

Quick hike with a fantastic view! A new fav!

Great trail. Went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t too crowded.

Beautiful pond and great hiking! Not a lot of people and plenty of opportunities for photos!

hiking
6 months ago

Great view. lots of people. parking could be an issue if there at peak times

Went here for my first trail run in a very, very long time. I've been walking these trails for years now having grown up in the area. I love the scenery and the elevation isn't too drastic either which makes for a pleasant trail running experience. It was still a bit rough for me being my first run in some time, but I'm looking forward to trying out some of the other trails here as well.

Great trail.

One really step uphill which felt more like rock climbing than hiking, but otherwise one of the easier "moderate" trails. Somewhat narrow but very passable for our party of 3, plus 1 dog. Stops at all the falls offer a great rest break if you're getting tired, and the main attraction at Arethusa is breathtaking! Beautiful photos to be had, and just generally a nice spot to sit and cool off after a hike.

hiking
6 months ago

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