Ellis River Falls. Andover, Maine

When we visited he falls they were heavily tainted with tanic acid evidently from vegetation matter from Meadow Brook marsh and Ellis Pond above. The falls themselves were excellant in flow and had fluid dynamic's with one branch jogging to the right another to the left meeting below beneath a canopy of trees. All in all , probably an excellant fishing location but not for swimming unless the discoloration decreases in the later summer.

GPS Coordinates

44° 38’ 40”N 70° 42’ 25” W


855 ft. above sea level


Road side access. Swimming wasn't desirable


From Rumford, follow Rt-2/ Rt-5 west for 8 miles to the junction of Rt-5 north to Andover. North on Rt-5 for 10 miles going through South Andover until your in Andover. In the center of Andover turn right onto Rt-120. Head east for 2.5 miles. Small dirt pull-offs for 1-2 cars next to the river is the on;y clue to the observation point at this time. No signs seen posted or identifying location.