Description - The Beaver Brook Falls Wayside is located in the natural area by the same name. The wayside is located in the northern area of the state amidst a number of fast moving streams. This lovely, quiet pull-off offers the traveler an opportunity to dine outdoors amid a forested environment along the shores of Beaver Brook.
- A little over seven acres rests on the babbling Beaver Brook offering a shaded parcel with picnic tables and several small picnic shelters. In addition to Beaver Brook, several more attractive streams, glassy ponds and even a fish hatchery are just minutes away. There is no fee for using this state-owned parcel between mid-May and mid-October. The wayside is closed at other times. The park is located about two miles north of Colebrook that offers a country club by the same name. The popular Colebrook Country Club is a 9-hole course with 5,893 yards and a par 72. About 10 miles north of the wayside is Lake Francis. Prior to reaching the lake and near the junction of SR 143 and US 3 is the historic Pittsburg-Clarksville Covered Bridge. Lake Francis is part of the Murphy Dam Reservoir project. The lake size is 2,051 acres and supports a thriving population of coldwater species including pickerel, salmon, brown trout, lake trout and rainbow trout.
Recreation - From mid-May to mid-October this small 7.3 acre site offers picnicking.
Climate - Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
The Beaver Brook Falls Wayside is located off SR 143, just a few miles north of Colebrook. From Colebrook, travel north on SR 143 about 1.5 to 2 miles.