Sabbaday Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall twisting within a narrow gorge that was carved out during the last Ice Age. It is a short hike to the falls from a parking area on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. Although in distance the hike is not long there is a winding staircase snaking through the gorge that may be difficult for some. The area is especially spectacular during the fall foliage season.
I had visited The Lost River in North Woodstock several times in my early years (see here) so we decided to take Alex there since we have all been vaccinated. Make sure you have your walking shoes with you as there is a good deal of walking with stairs intermingled with wooden walkways as you wind your way up through the gorge to the caves. These are not true caves but talus caves the result of glaciation ~13,000 years ago and subsequent rock falls resulting in gaps between large boulders.
In 1852 two brothers Royal and Lyman Jackman stumbled upon the gorge while they were in the area fishing. One of the brothers slipped on a moss covered boulder and fell into a cave in waist deep water. It was the first of a great many cave that they found. In 1912 the area was being threatened by heavy logging so the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests a non-profit organization purchased the land to protect its natural beauty. The society still owns the land today.
From the visitor center make your way to the walkway through the gorge up to the boulder caves.
Once you get to the caves the fun starts, who doesn’t like scrambling around and under big rocks. For some of the tighter squeezes there are bypasses around the caves so you can opt to walk around.
Fundy National Park is a national park of Canada located on the Bay of Fundy, near the village of Alma, New Brunswick. It was officially opened on 29 July 1950. The Park showcases a rugged coastline which rises up to the Canadian Highlands, the highest tides in the world and more than 25 waterfalls. At low tide, park visitors can explore the ocean floor where a variety of sea creatures (e.g., dog whelk, periwinkles, various seaweeds) cling to life. At high tide, the ocean floor disappears under 50 feet of salt water. There are 25 hiking trails throughout the park. The Caribou Plains trail and boardwalk provides access to upland forest and bog habitats. Dickson Falls is the most popular trail in the park.
Park amenities include a golf course, a heated saltwater swimming pool, three campgrounds, and a network of hiking and biking trails. The Dobson Trail and Fundy Footpath extend out of the park to Riverview and to St. Martins respectively.
A unique red-painted covered bridge is located at Point Wolfe.
I cannot remember the name but there is a wonderful restaurant just north of the park entrance, not only is the food great but the large windows are festooned with bird feeders and you can see more hummingbirds than you can count swarming over the feeders.