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Doane's Falls

Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Doane's Falls, one of three in Royalston

Easy access on Athol-Royalston Road (Chestnut Hill Ave in Athol). Good trail along the river that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TGMusco
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Royalston, Massachusetts
Beautiful

I love it here , very beautiful. You’re not allowed to swim or go into the water but people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
morgan b
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Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“short hike” (3 reviews)
“hiking trails” (3 reviews)
“day trip” (4 reviews)
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Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access on Athol-Royalston Road (Chestnut Hill Ave in Athol). Good trail along the river that will take you to the Tully Lake Campground. Parking at the falls or down the hill at the Tully Campground canoe launch site. Beautiful in the fall.

1  Thank TGMusco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it here , very beautiful. You’re not allowed to swim or go into the water but people obviously do. The water was running very high in this day and was a really red/brownish color and smelt weird but on most days the water...More

Thank morgan b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful.. We used to love swimming here.. There are some great places to cliff dive here. I've seen Olympic style divers here. Kids that are a little braver than I . It can be dangerous though. I wouldn't recommend some of the...More

Thank Jammer45
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We went on a road trip to find some waterfalls and we ended up here. It was a beautiful day for a short hike through nature and we got to see the beautiful waterfalls. I highly recommend it. It is really peaceful and felt good...More

Thank llamasisters
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Went for an adventure today to Doane's falls. Very nice place to explore. However there are a few dangerous drops that are not guarded. Not a suitable place for small children.

1  Thank Shutter G
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful fall; it seems to go on forever. I would definitely recommend Doane's Fall as a destination location.

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

I had read about it and decided to check it out with my son and dog. So glad I did! Beautiful spot and so much around to do-Tully Lake, hiking trails, mountain biking, etc. I will be back soon for more adventures!

1  Thank Carolyn L
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Doane's Falls was fun to explore -- not crowded and clean. You're not supposed to swim in the falls but people were exploring the rocks below, which we did with our teens. There is an easy walk around the falls for families with younger kids....More

1  Thank Carrie41952
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Great hiking around the area, great family spot and tons of kayakers. Easy up hill walk on a gravel path.

Thank Kali C
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

I heard about this place over a decade ago and never gave it any thought. Well to my surprise I was overwhelmed when I got there. I parked at an area that could basically only hold three maybe four cars. As soon as we got...More

4  Thank John C
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Faith G
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Firefly2416 | Reviewed this property |
You used to be a letter to jumpninto the falls but the park rangers kinda stopped it. You can swim around the water at the bottom of the falls and it's cool, crisp and refreshing. Enjoy!
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Charmaine-Lisa F
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Angelmelsweetie |
As long as they are leashed. Although if they're well-behaved, technically nobody is there to enforce the leash rule. Dogs are allowed as long as you pick up after them. 😁 My dog loved it.
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