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Doane's Falls

Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Royalston
Type: Waterfalls
Description: Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Salem, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Was a great hike, awesome falls right here in MA! Some steep parts. Was very buggy in June! Nice view from the top of the hill!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

See three falls in half a mile on a 4% grade. Watch the little ones, though. Only rope rails on the cliff sides.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

A wonderful hike, plenty of parking, quiet and very clean. Due to the dangerousness of the falls they are corded off so you can not go up to them, but I do wish they would trim back the trees from the trails so you can get clear views of the waterfalls. It is a shame to hike out there and... More

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We heard about the nice hiking trail and the waterfalls at Doane's Falls and decided to take a trip there. We were not disappointed with the wonderful waterfalls and clean hiking trails. The water was refreshing and the views were well worth the trip. You can hike for an hour or five minutes and still be alongside the water. Some... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

A great place to hike to (especially if staying at Tully Lake campground), the falls are three consecutive falls, each one further away from the road/campground. Highly recommend the Falls, a beautiful walk and great woods!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The falls are 'universally accessible' via a trail from the main road and are a fun diversion for small visitors!

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Phillipston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We all grew up recklessly jumping the falls here. I don't recommend it as there have been fatalities but the falls are quite stunning and a quick, easy hike to the base.

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