Flat Rock

Orford, NH
Difficulty: Easy
Special Features: Natural
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 0:15
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Field Guide, Swimsuit


Welcome to a favorite swimming hole and fishing spot.


From Route 10 in Orford, take 25A East for about 4 miles to Quinttown Road. Turn right onto Quinttown Road and go almost exactly one mile until you see the flat rock cascade and pool on your right. Parking is on the left. The road widens out just a bit to allow for parking.

Clues and Map

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This Quest was created by Sue Kling’s Second Graders at Orford Elementary School in 1998.

Update to this Quest

You can download the up-to-date quest in PDF format above. If you are using the 2008 book Best of Valley Quest, incorporate these revisions:

NEW ENDING: Replace the last stanza with:

  1. Go back to the upper edge–
    duck your shoulder
    so you don’t hit the boulder.
  1. Go to the left of the outflowing culvert.
    Scramble carefully so a nasty fall you’ll avert.
  1. Look there to the base of a pair of handsome hemlocks.
    Hidden among those rocks you’ll find the box.