Senter Falls


Senter Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in southern New Hampshire in the town of Lyndeborough. The waterfall has a total height of 50 feet with the largest single drop being about 10 feet. It can be found along Cold Brook which flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, Senter Falls is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a wonderful formation consisting of horsetails and cascades. 

Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the Alan and Edgar Rice Nature Preserve which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park along Lyndeboro Road and then hike the 0.7-mile loop trail to the falls. Senter Falls Loop Trail is family-friendly as it features little elevational gain and is well-maintained. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of the Alan and Edgar Rice Nature Preserve.

Be sure to check out Purgatory Falls which is a stunning waterfall located just a short drive away.


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: The waterfall drops about 50 feet in total with the largest drop being about 8 feet
  • Type: Horsetails and cascades
  • Water Source: Cold Brook
  • Swimming: Not possible

Senter Falls Location

  • Park: Alan & Edgar Rice Nature Preserve
  • Address: Lyndeboro Road
  • Town: Lyndeborough
  • State: New Hampshire
  • GPS: Lat 42.9340731 Lng -71.7423157
  • Parking Notes: There is a small parking area at the trailhead to Senter Falls. The parking area is located about a half mile down Lyndeboro Road. Parking is on the left.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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