The Cockermouth River carved out this narrow canyon, stretching across 272 acres, while on its way to Newfound Lake during the Ice Age. Today, you can scramble along the edges and explore its unique shapes and potholes—and if you’re more adventurous, take a dip in its cool waters. BEST CANYON.
New England Traveler
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