Local Natural Wonders - Day 9
Local Natural Wonders - Day 9 - Emerald Pool in Chatham, NH
Just over the Maine border in New Hamshire is a short hike to this unique swimming hole. This easy hike is 1.6 miles out-and-back and leads to a small cascade with a striking emerald green pool. If you are a more experienced hiker, this trip could be combined with a much longer hike on the Baldface Circle Trail, or an easy backpacking adventure to the South Baldface Shelter.
About the Hike from newhampshirefamilyhikes.com:
The beauty of Emerald Pool is not in its small cascade, but in the lovely green hue of the pool below it. A small gorge above the pool creates a few small cascades. Below the cascades, the rock opens up into a bowl where the picturesque green water swirls around. Reached by a pleasant walk through the woods on the bottom section of the Baldface Circle Trail, Emerald Pool is a fine side trip to any adventure in the Evans Notch region. Hike 0.7 miles up Baldface Circle Trail to a trail intersection known as Circle Junction. Turn right here at a sign for Emerald Pool and follow the beaten paths 0.1 miles down to Emerald Pool.
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