Local Natural Wonders - Day 65
Local Natural Wonders Day 65 - Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine
Coos Canyon is located just off of Route 17 scenic highway in Byron. This beautiful canyon has been carved out by the Swift River and is easily accessed - park in the gravel parking lot to the right side of the road (heading north) and walk down to the river below. A short way down river there is a waterfall, and you can climb down below the falls and go for a swim in the calmer pools past the falls. Climb along the rocks or walk the trails along the river. Picnic tables and charcoal grills at the parking area also make this an easy spot to stop for a picnic.
Camping is available nearby as well as the Coos Canyon Rock and Gift Shop, which rents gold panning supplies and offers demonstrations on panning. The Swift River is known to be an ideal spot for gold panning.
While this incredible spot is hard to miss from Route 17, entering “Coos Canyon” in a GPS will take you right to it.