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Address: Shelburne Falls, MA

The falls are located in an old Indian fishing spot.

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Same as Glacial Potholes

Salmon Falls is the same attraction as Glacial Potholes. The indians used to call this area Salmon Falls. The potholes in the rocks were formed by glaciers. You will see the falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2016
Bolton, Massachusetts
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Bolton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Salmon Falls is the same attraction as Glacial Potholes. The indians used to call this area Salmon Falls. The potholes in the rocks were formed by glaciers. You will see the falls in the background and the glacial potholes in the foreground from a viewing area right in the cute town center.

Thank laurapall
Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The potholes in Shelburne Falls is one of the most evocative sites in the Pioneer Valley. This location has been sacred since before recorded time. When the early settlers stumbled upon the potholes Native Americans had been meeting and fishing there for eons. The 'treaty" for this site states that the land within a day's travel from here shall be... More 

Thank Lynda F
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

About 500' from the bridge of flowers, rather impressive (and beautiful, in a stark way) natural pot holes in the rocks, and the falls that made them.

Thank David Z
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and me had a great day in Shelburne Falls town and Salmon Falls is one of the reasons. Just follow glacial potholes sign to the viewing area. A quiet beauty in a beautiful town.

Thank meghali_mazumdar
Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

It was nice to see the falls sweeping down onto the glacial potholes. And the nearby gallery had works from local artists. The works in glass were especially beautiful. The clothing store next to the gallery had nice clothing and jewelry as well as more nice works in glass.

Thank lovestheshore
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Salmon Falls Gallery has some of the most beautiful and interesting things you'll ever see, all made by local artists.

Thank Lynn B
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a quaint gift shop/art studio in the quaint town of shelburne falls. there are lovely displays of glass, jewelry, pottery, furniture, etc. i believe the clerk told me that there were works by over 70 artists currently on display. the big draw is the work of josh simpson (sp?) who was commissioned to produce the largest glass paperweight... More 

Thank Peter R
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice waterfall with glacial potholes with history that began with the Native American's. Small shops of all types and eateries within walking distance along with The Bridge of Flowers, that is seasonal. Photographic area. Free parking.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There really isn't a lot to see, but then there aren't lots of attractions in Shelburne Falls! Definitely worth a walk down to see the falls and the potholes.

Thank NoSpin
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Whether browsing or shopping for that unique item, Salmon Falls is the place to go. They have an incredible array of local artisans' work, incluidng Josh Simpson. The staff is welcoming and knowledgable. The items are creatively displayed. Quality is evident throughout.

Thank Beth B

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