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Address: River Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
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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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Beautiful scenic area

One of the best kept secrets in western Mass. Give yourself plenty of time to follow the east branch of the Westfield River. It's a dirt road but not a traveled road so there's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

One of the best kept secrets in western Mass. Give yourself plenty of time to follow the east branch of the Westfield River. It's a dirt road but not a traveled road so there's plenty of elbow room for walking, biking, horseback riding, running and a catch and release fishing area. Very picturesque for the photographer in all of us.... More 

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Buckland, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This way a great place to visit with the Fall foliage. It was beautiful! Easy hike with the Gilbert A. Bliss State Forest nearby to lengthen your hike.

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank marthabenoit
George Town, Grand Cayman
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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1 Thank Trish M
Acre, Israel
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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1 Thank r1o4n5it8
Delaware
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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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1 Thank rivertraveldog
Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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