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Address: Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Description: Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a...
Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
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Clean and easy trail with 3 small toddlers

With 3 small toddlers led the trail , I must say that this gem has been kept clean and amused. My son can led the trail by following the yellow dotted trees. It was a short trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
szarlycanthrope
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Belmont, Massachusetts

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

With 3 small toddlers led the trail , I must say that this gem has been kept clean and amused. My son can led the trail by following the yellow dotted trees. It was a short trail and my kids yearned for more and wed decided to continue by visiting the truly dam. Awesome.

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Royalston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Doane's Falls is one of three magnificent falls you'll find on the 22 mile Tully Trail. These falls are not as well known as some in the U.S., but it's where these falls are that is special. Royalston MA is a quiet town that offers hiking, kayaking, & fishing either on the Millers River, Long Pond or Tully Lake. There... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Felt like doing a little solo hike and came here. Such a good decision! Getting there and the parking area was just as described online, and the top tier of the falls was not far from the road. The second tier was my favorite, and following the water brought more falls, small and large. The terrain was medium, definitely worked... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My dad brought me hiking here as a kid... The falls are beautiful ...if you're into taking photos this a spot for you... Can be slippery but a nice spot to visit... I recommend it..,

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Massachusetts
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

my3sons and others have covered pretty much everything. Buggy in May/June. A little steep of an incline. Can be slippery on wet leaves. You need to go down a bit to see the different stages, its a nice total package waterfall, the easiest to get to of the three in Royalston, (you can park at the top or the bottom.... More 

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Nashua, NH
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A hidden gem right in your own backyard. Either hike around Tully Lake or take the short, handicapped accessible trail to see these wonder falls. Awesome year round but best in Spring (high flow), Fall (leaf colors) and Winter (Ice formations). In winter traction (micro-spikes, crampons or snowshoes) is a must... Spend the weekend and stay at the Tully Lake... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The falls have always been amazing. But, only as an adult returning to the place years later did I see it. I feel lucky to of been able to swim here while it was legal. Bring your camera and take lots of photos. The other side of the bridge has a nice view too. Spring has the most violent waters... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So, I decided I wanted to shoot some waterfalls this summer and this is my first. Was a nice day trip and my dog had a blast. I am even thinking of going back and doing some camping at the Tully Campground.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very nice hiking from the Tully Lake campground, 0.5 miles. The weather was perfect and our 4 year-old son enjoyed it a lot! Definitely worth the hike.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

What an excellent town to visit. It is like going back in time, quaint and no stores, everything is beautiful and very old. As for Doane's, there are 2 more falls that are just as wonderful. Royalston Falls and Spirit Falls. All are well worth the time for a family day trip and picnic, Doane's. for the picnic if you... More 

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Address: Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Royalston

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