The Lampson Falls Trail provides relatively easy access to one of the largest and most popular waterfalls in the North Country. These impressive falls drop 100 feet over a smooth rock face into a large, swirling pool at the bottom. Down the trail from the falls, there is a small beach area with safe swimming in an eddy on river right.
The trail to the falls is wide, flat, and accommodates wheel chairs. From the top of the falls, the trail narrows and drops steeply down to the beach, then continues over a rocky outcrop opposite the waterfall. In summer, many people stop here to pick blueberries, sunbathe, and admire the falls from the rocks.
To complete the loop, look for yellow trail markers on the trees that will lead you on a path along the river. This section can be overgrown in the summer, but offers a scenic views of the Grasse. After about a mile of walking along the river, near the remnants of an old bridge, the trail turns right and continues gradually uphill on an old forest road. It eventually links into the main trail just above the falls.
Parking is available along Rte. 27 year-round, and the trail system is popular with skiers and snowshoers in winter.
Powerful, fast-moving water makes Lampson Falls one of the most impressive sights in the North Country. It can also be dangerous - exercise caution while hiking or swimming near the falls.