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Review of Chesterfield Gorge

Chesterfield Gorge
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Owner description: Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River, then choose from great fishing, hiking, and biking options just downstream.
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Decided to take a road trip from southern CT to MA to check out various sites....i'm glad this is one of the places we stopped. The views of the gorge are wonderful...and there's a nice walking path that goes right along side it. Great place to walk/hike/ and enjoy nature.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I went mountain biking on Labor Day weekend with 10 other members of my women's outdoor recreation group, and it was a blast! We rode about 7 miles round-trip on the East Branch Trail (River Road), which, as the name implies, follows the Westfield River. The water level was low because of this year's drought, but we managed to find some wonderful spots for wading. Even on a holiday weekend with gorgeous weather, the place was very quiet -- we saw a couple of groups of hikers and a few cyclists, but only 2 motorized trail bikes. The road is pretty rutted and has some rocks the size of cantaloupes, so a hybrid or mountain bike is necessary if you're going on 2 wheels.

The area is run by the Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts. Swimming isn't allowed, but I know folks who come here to skinnydip. In summer, a restroom and picnic tables are available near the parking area on the gorge rim.

Here's the website:

http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/pioneer-valley/chesterfield-gorge.html

1  Thank springbyker
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Walk for seven miles along the river. Swim, picnic in summer. Snowshoe or x-country ski in winter

1  Thank KessieW-H
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

Great side trip- easy to find. Easy to walk along the river- great road. Would be good for walking, running, and biking.

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