Step Falls Preserve - Newry, ME

by Steven Seidell October. 13, 2016 1071 views

Step Falls is a dramatic series of cascades and pools along Wight Brook, with a total drop of over 200 feet. A well marked trail leads about 1/2 mile along the brook to the bottom of the falls and continues as a steeper climb to the higher cascades and pools.

Step Falls was created about 12,000 years ago at the end of the Last Ice Age from glacial runoff. The sediment rushing downward acted as sandpaper, scouring deep holes in the rock and polishing the granite. During spring runoff every year, this process continues.

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Ram Ya 4 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful fall colors and a great place to hike.
Thanks for taking all of us with you!

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