The other day I set out for Beede Falls, a nearby waterfall I had yet to visit. Amazingly enough I hadn’t even heard of Beede Falls until last year when my sister took her family there for a picnic. Once I saw her pictures I knew I wanted to check it out the next time I was in town.
To get to the falls, I headed out of Center Sandwich to Sandwich Notch Road. As I got closer and closer to Sandwich Notch Road I could tell I was getting farther and farther away from civilization. I guess back in the day people used to live on Sandwich Notch Road, but now there’s nothing but woods as far as you can see.
As I made my way back to Sandwich Notch Road I saw this boat, sitting in a clearing in the middle of the woods. I immediately turned the car around so I could grab a shot.
The falls are located within Sandwich Notch Park, a town park, just a short hike from the parking area.
The land for the park was given to Sandwich in 1932, and it’s been a park ever since. You can tell from all the exposed roots that this trail has seen a fair amount of foot traffic.
But I had the place to myself on this day. Well, it was just me and about a thousand mosquitos.
It might be time for some new shoes.
I wish I had Victoria with me to show some perspective. What is so cool about these falls is that the water travels down this HUGE piece of granite in a wide swath before reaching the pool below. The water in the pool is crystal clear, and is perfect for wading because it is so shallow.
I don’t know how high it is, but I bet that piece of granite is at least 40 feet from top to bottom and that the falls are about 10 – 15 feet wide at the lip.
After being nearly eaten alive by mosquitos I decided that I needed to come back with my DSLR for some long exposure shots.
I got an ND filter for my 50mm lens for my trip out west and never used it. I still had the filter in my bag, so I figured I’d give some longer exposures a try and see how they turned out. I’m pretty happy with the results.