Two of Maine's best kept secrets:  Rattlesnake Pool and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope!

Two of Maine's best kept secrets: Rattlesnake Pool and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope!

The high rating given to this waterfall is not solely attributable to the cascading waters of Rattlesnake Brook, but rather skewed by the dazzlingly attractive swimming hole created inside a giant pothole, commonly known as Rattlesnake Pool.

This modest-sized pool attracts visitors from all over, not just local residents. The pool carries frigid waters year-round, due to the sun-sapping overhanging hemlock trees above the pool and the always-chilly mountain water. The drawing feature of the pool is the exceptionally clean, teal-green colored water and the moss-surrounded horsetail that feeds the pool. Visualize a lagoon-like pool with a romantic spirit and you will picture something similar to Rattlesnake Pool. Maine is truly blessed to have such a treasure.

As uncrowded as Rattlesnake Pool may be as compared to the more commercial visitor spots in Maine, it is not without its share of blood thirsty mosquitoes and black flies in season.  However, most Mainers and knowledgeable visitors have a bottle of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope with them.  Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years!  The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detect the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe.  If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!

Enjoy Rattlesnake Pool and Welcome to Maine


Sun, Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm


Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!

David C.

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