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Chesterfield Gorge

River Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River, then choose from great fishing, hiking, and biking options just downstream.... more » Owner description: Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River, then choose from great fishing, hiking, and biking options just downstream. « less
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Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a nice quiet place enjoyed by my whole family. My kids have been going here since they began walking. Water shoes and time to play in the stream a must. Fishing is good too.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Located just off Rte 9 in Chesterfield, NH, this is a short (0.7 miles round trip if you stick to the trail), pretty walk to a series of small cascades. Low fences allow you to look over the edge of the gorge without having to worry about falling.

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a great little day trip with the kids. The path along the fence was a little steep in places but was fun for my older ones, who are 10 and 11. I chose to take my 2 year old on the flatter path and walked back on the road. You could use a jogger type stroller if needed.... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Especially in fall. Access to gorge is denied. There is dirt road that parallels it and the stream all the way down to the Knightsville reservoir & dam. I walked a few miles of it and it is easy going for the most part. Piece of cake on a trail bike. Above the head of the gorge is a small... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you are traveling with a family like we did, the shorter trail should be nice. Just follow the fence for about half a mile until you get to the small overgrown path leading directly to the river. If you did not bring a swimsuit, you can still take off your shoes and wade into the water or find a... More

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northampton, ma
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Along the General Lafayette Trail, Route 143 West, you will come to the center of Chesterfield, Massachusetts. Just past the town hall, there is a normal looking side road, Ireland Street, and up a bit on River Road a small parking lot. It's hard to believe what's down the rocky hill from it. A natural wonderment. Steep rock ledges and... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

High above the river gorge is a pathway to walk and explore. It is steep for kids and you need to be careful. But it is so beautiful and natural that it is worth a look see. Bring a lunch, sit and enjoy!

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houston
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Rushing boulder strewn creek, falling yellow leaves, a mossy primeval forest and a vigorous walk. This short outing added a special dimension to our fall weekend in New England.

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

i can't believe my friend didn't take me there sooner. what a great time we had. walked it the first time. biked it the second time and were able to see so much more of this wonderful place. can't wait to go again! maybe this weekend!

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North Haven, ct
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Decided to take a road trip from southern CT to MA to check out various sites....i'm glad this is one of the places we stopped. The views of the gorge are wonderful...and there's a nice walking path that goes right along side it. Great place to walk/hike/ and enjoy nature.

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