TOP 10 WATERFALLS OF MASSACHUSETTS



I am proud to present what I believe to be the best 10 waterfalls in the state of Massachusetts! This list was created after having personally visited over 75 waterfalls in Massachusetts as the New England Waterfalls guidebook was written.





BASH BISH FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Bash Bish Falls State Park Short Hike located in the far southwest corner of Massachusetts, Bash Bish Falls is probably the finest waterfall in the state; while in the general area, drive to other trailheads to hike to Race Brook Falls and Campbell Falls

Bash Bish Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Bash Bish Falls

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CAMPBELL FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Campbell Falls State Park Short Hike remote and wild, Campbell Falls is found along the CT-MA border in western Massachusetts; visit in spring or after heavy rains

Campbell Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Campbell Falls

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DOANE'S FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Doane's Falls Reservation Short Hike series of several waterfalls and cascades in the town of Royalston, which also offers several other good waterfalls (Spirit Falls and Royalston Falls); beautiful stone bridge above the topmost waterfall; a must-visit during fall foliage

Doane's Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Doane's Falls

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GOLDMINE BROOK FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Chester-Blandford State Forest Short Hike scenic and usually uncrowded waterfall on an unofficial trail within the forest; short walk from a nearby highway parking area; combine with Slatestone Brook Falls, which is located in the same state forest.

Goldmine Brook Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Goldmine Brook Falls

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MARCH CATARACT FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Mt. Greylock State Reservation Hiking Trail the finest of several waterfalls in Mt. Greylock State Reservation; several backpacking campsites nearby

March Cataract Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
March Cataract Falls

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RACE BROOK FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Mt. Everett State Reservation Hiking Trail series of at least 5 waterfalls on one of Massachusetts' finest hiking trails; can be combined with hike to scenic Mt. Race and/or Mt. Everett, where views are excellent

Race Brook Falls, Massachusetts
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Race Brook Falls

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ROYALSTON FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Royalston Falls Reservation Hiking Trail wild and scenic waterfall along the Tully Trail in the town of Royalston; also visit nearby Doane's Falls and Spirit Falls while in the area

Royalston Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Royalston Falls

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TANNERY FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Savoy Mountain State Forest Hiking Trail one of the finest waterfalls in New England, Tannery Falls can be a bit tough to find but is simply gorgeous in high water; due to Hurricane Irene, access is currently obtained by taking dirt roads from the south

Tannery Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Tannery Falls

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TWIN CASCADES
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA unknown Hiking Trail series of two adjacent tall chains of cascades; access via unofficial trail that is a bit sketchy in places (proceed with caution).

Twin Cascades, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Twin Cascades

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WAHCONAH FALLS
STATE PARK ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
MA Wahconah Falls State Park Short Hike / Walk it's an easy walk to scenic Wahconah Falls and some small cascades above the main falls; very popular in the summer; no swimming here, unfortunately

Wahconah Falls, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Wahconah Falls

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