Wahconah Falls
Dalton, MA

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Wahconah Falls
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STATE: Massachusetts
COUNTY: Berkshire County
TOWN: Dalton
PARK: Wahconah Falls State Park
TYPE: Cascades
HEIGHT: 40-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Wahconah Falls Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.2 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: -30 feet
WHEN TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 33, A-18 (marked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (short but rocky dirt path; may be difficult for some)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes (must have proof of rabies vaccination)
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted
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THE FALLS:

The state of Massachusetts has several waterfalls deemed worthy enough to be conserved under the protection of the state park system, including Bash Bish Falls, located in the southwestern corner of the state, Campbell Falls, located near the CT-MA state line, and Wahconah Falls, the highlight of this chapter.
         Wahconah Falls lies in the heart of the Berkshires, a central location to the waterfalls of Mt. Greylock State Reservation, as well as Tannery Falls, Glendale Falls and Lulu Cascade. Because of its central location to these other waterfalls, Wahconah's picnic facilities provide for an ideal lunch rest stop before finishing out the rest of your day-trip. There are picnic tables, restroom facilities, and charcoal grills available for visitors. Also, as an added bonus, the small pools in the clean waters of Wahconah Falls Brook offer refreshing wading and even swimming. We expect this state park to be quite popular on sunny summer weekends, judging by the size of the parking lot.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.





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