Printed References


There are a number of books and guidebooks published that focus on just waterfalls. Gregory Plumb has compiled a bibliography of such guidebooks. His list covers waterfalls from all over the United States. If you are looking for on-line references, check out my Other Links page.

The following printed materials might be of interest to any waterfall enthusiast focusing on the New England region.

Before venturing out into the country looking for obscure waterfalls, you will want to acquire some good maps. Standard road maps typically only show the major routes. While useful for getting to an area, they are not usually detailed enough to make the final approach to a waterfall. The best maps to get are from the USGS's topographic series. However, topographic maps are expensive—especially if you want to cover a large area with them. (Although topographic maps are now available for at least some New England states on CD-ROM).

I have found that the maps published by the DeLorme Mapping Company of Freeport Maine to be an excellent substitute for USGS topographic maps. DeLorme publishes several atlases for the New England states that are widely available.

In addition to providing complete coverage of back roads, these atlases also provide some topographic information and listings of various natural features, recreation areas, historic sites, and so forth. Some (not all) include information on waterfalls as well.

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Last Revised: November 1, 2003