Spirit Falls (lower)

Royalston, MA 550K

There’re 2 waterfalls here. as well as a terrific vista from Jacobs Hill.
GPS Coordinates

42° 40' 8"N .....72° 12' 17"W


1447 ft. above sea level


Operated by Trustees of the Reservation, admission free. Camping, fires are prohibited, swimming not applicable.

Directions to Spirit Falls. Royalston, MA

Off Rt-2 in Athol take exit 17 and then Rt-32 north into Athol center for 2.5 mile. In the center of Athol, after you cross the Millers River Bridge bear right off Rt-32 while staying with the main flow of traffic, you should be on Chestnut Hill Avenue. Remain on this Avenue for 4 miles. You'll come to Doane's Falls parking area near a stone bridge. Go past the parking area of Doane's Falls and continue north for an additional 2 miles. (Chestnut Avenue becomes Athol Road.) You'll enter the town common of Royalston where Rt-68 will enter also, continue 200 yards and take your first left on Rt-68 west. Travel .5 of a mile until you reach a small unimproved dirt parking area on left, a Trustees of the Reservation for Jacob Hill is posted.