BEST SWIMMIN’ HOLETwelve miles south of Rangeley and about four miles north of Madrid, the Sandy River squeezes through a gorge, dropping more than 50 feet in a series of four waterfalls interspersed with ledges. Soak in the pool at the bottom or hike up the trail edging the falls to dip into one or more of the upper pools. Smalls Falls State Rest Area, Route 4.
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