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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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One of the lovely hidden places in Massachusetts.

If you find yourself driving north on Athol Road, just above Athol, Massachusetts, and if you cross a delightful stone bridge and see the small Doane Hill Road on the left, take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2016
Gerald P

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

If you find yourself driving north on Athol Road, just above Athol, Massachusetts, and if you cross a delightful stone bridge and see the small Doane Hill Road on the left, take it and stop in the little dirt parking lot immediately on the left, for there you will find scenic magic. The short, 100-foot-or-so pine needle-covered trail among the... More 

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1 Thank Gerald P
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This was right off the road. You can park at the top of the falls and hike down or at the bottom and hike up. A very short hike and not too steep. Across the road from the bottom parking lot is a bike trail that will lead you on a longer hike to Spirit Falls, a 30 foot waterfall... More 

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Thank sailrobins
Athol, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The falls are a hidden asset in the North Quabbin region. The falls a breathtaking and the hiking trails beyond the falls are a great family friendly hike. Definately a must see!

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Thank Frankie1333
Orange, Massachusetts
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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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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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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
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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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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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