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Address: River Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River...
Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River, then choose from great fishing, hiking, and biking options just downstream.
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Very relaxing area to enjoy a little exersice.

Love to let my pups off leash to romp in the river here. Can be very congested with people at times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love to let my pups off leash to romp in the river here. Can be very congested with people at times.

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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is was a nice walk. The trail is well kept and managed. It would be a lovely walk in Autumn. The trail is not a difficult walk. Where it may be a bit difficult there are rails to help. It is not a long walk for big time hikers. It is a good walk for the young and the... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful place for hiking, walking, just enjoying nature at its finest. Can't wait to visit again when we have more time.

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Acre, Israel
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I visited the area with a friend. We went all the way to the barrier at the end and climbed down the rocks. Messed around/took photos. Then we looked for a way into the water with easier access. We surrendered our bodies to the frigid rapid water. Be careful! You could easily get pushed down the gorge to who knows... More 

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Delaware
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

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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2 reviews
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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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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 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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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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