As one of the attractions in the popular White Mountains of New Hampshire, Diana’s Baths in Bartlett is a frequent destination for summer tourists. In July and August, you may find entire families wading in the shallow pools that surround the falls.
History tells us that a series of ledges originating from the top of Big Attitash Mountain created these photogenic cascades and small waterfalls along Lucy Brook, including the trio featured in the accompanying image that empties into a pool of granite.
The best time to photograph here is in late May or early June when the foliage is dressed in a fresh coat of green and the spring runoff peaks the water level. Come back on an overcast day in early October to include a background of colorful leaves.
The parking lot to Diana’s Baths is located at 3405 West Side Road in Bartlett. Since this is part of the White Mountain National Forest, there’s a fee to enter. An easy half-mile gravel trail will lead you to the brook and falls.