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 Beisel Rating:



50 feet

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USGS Greenville 7 1/2"


Aerial Photography


21 F9





Wilton , Hillsborough County, NH , USA


No Known Alternate Names



An old postcard image from the archive



Garwin Falls is in Wilton, New Hampshire. I've seen the spelling variant of Gaerwin Falls also used. The falls are on the outlet of the old Wilton Reservoir. Apparently, the property is privately owned, but public access is allowed to the best of my knowledge. Please be respectful of the area and the generosity of the landowner.


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The falls were once known as Barnes Falls, but this has fallen out of use.


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I received an email from Brent D. Hautanen, the Chief of Police in Wilton: "Garwin Falls has seen a significant increase in visitors. Unfortunately, this has resulted in traffic, parking, and pedestrian safety issues in that area. Neighbors have reported problems with trash and discarded illegal drug paraphernalia at the site as well. Based on all of these concerns, the Wilton Board of Selectmen voted to post Isaac Frye Highway and Putnam Hill Rd. in this area as NO PARKING and further designated as a TOW AWAY ZONE at their meeting on August 14, 2017. Please be advised that vehicles found parked in these restricted areas are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. Visitors may park in front of the cable gate but there is only enough room for a few vehicles to park there." Trash? Paraphernalia? Really? I pick up trash, but when there's sketchy biohazardous material, it is generally unsafe to remove these materials. The waterfall community I know isn't going to do this, but seriously...if you rudely insist on chasing the dragon, at least have the common courtesy to pick up after yourself...