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Address: Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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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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Peaceful and Beautiful!

Not only is it a lovely place for pictures but its peaceful, family friendly and good exercise for a variety of levels

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Heidi S
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Orange, Massachusetts

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Orange, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Not only is it a lovely place for pictures but its peaceful, family friendly and good exercise for a variety of levels

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a quick, easy little hike, I highly recommend Doane's Falls! Featuring 3 waterfalls, the one mile round trip hike is very scenic and enjoyable. The trail is a bit rocky at certain points, but there is a large stretch of trail which is gravel. My friends and I did not realize how short the hike was... More 

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Thank Kf1044
Athol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

we went out with the grandchildren for a small hike and thought of doane's falls and glad we did. The water falls where a big hit with the kids. and the hike was down the falls was nicely marked out. we will go again in the near future.

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Thank Jaja392
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went on September 19th and arrived at around 10:30 am. It was my first time visiting and I will definitely be back soon. There are 3 sets of waterfalls along the trail marked with yellow dots. It was a short hike, I stopped to take a bunch of pictures and had my dog with me, so the 0.3 mile... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Went out exploring today and found Doanes Falls and Tully Lake. I love waterfalls and these were easy to hike to and watch the power of the water.

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Thank Lil C
massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Royalston has a special spot at Doane's falls, Pretty easy access from the road. The walkway is dirt and you should wear good shoes as it slowly goes downhill. You do not have to walk in very far to view the falls. The area is quiet and tranquil. Very clean, natural setting. Worth the trip.

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Thank mfmfcapecod
Athol, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Beautiful waterfalls in the woods of Royalston, MA. Easy access from main road. Wheel chair accessibility with a strong back! Great hiking trails. Spectacular all times of the year!

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Thank Molly4267
Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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