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Beautiful place for a day hike. Water falls will take your beath away. Well marked trails. Part of... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
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A very nice multi-level waterfall...

This is about an hour west and of Chelmsford, MA and just before you get into Royalston. Nothing... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
found t
San Antonio, Texas
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Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place for a day hike. Water falls will take your beath away. Well marked trails. Part of Trustee Preservation. Always a well spent day outdoors. To steep for little ones. Appropriate for teens up. Happy Trails!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is about an hour west and of Chelmsford, MA and just before you get into Royalston. Nothing like a healthy rush of water on a misty crisp autumn morning. Look to your left, this comes up quickly on you. There is a little bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I love this place! I hike here all the time whether I'm alone,with my family or friends. It's a quiet hiking trail through the woods with an absolutely beautiful waterfall. The signs say no swimming yet there's always someone in the water. With the rush...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank TGMusco
Reviewed July 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank morgan b
Reviewed July 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank llamasisters
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank angelamartin2
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!

Date of experience: September 2017
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September 4, 2018|
Response from TGMusco | Reviewed this property |
There is parking above the falls at the intersection of Athol Road and Doane's Falls Road. From there the walk to where you get a great view of the falls is 100-200 feet. There is another parking area on Doane's Falls Road... More
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!
Charmaine-Lisa F
April 12, 2017|
Response from Melissa C |
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.