Berkshire Photos by Jan & Christy Butler
Wahconah Falls State Park
Dalton, MA (325K)
|Wahconah Falls ranks as one of the most dynamic and accessible waterfalls in Berkshire County. Just off Rt-9 east of Dalton, and a short walk of 150 yards from the parking area allows one a quick and easy visit to this exceptual waterfall. Spring run-off or just after a day's rain, water flow will be crashing in a thundering example of Mother Nature's beauty and power. While the lower and impressive main waterfall is easily reached, following the river up stream requires moderate exertion. Although, only about 100 yards above the main falls, a small set of falls can be found along with an old mill waterwheel field stone foundation and a soap stone mine. Continuing past the upper falls will in a short distance, bring one to the Windsor Reservoir Dam. During high water, the dam over flows with a curtain of water which in itself is impressive and the source of the falls below.|
42° 29' 016'' N
73° 06' 054'' W
1345 ft. above sea level
Easy public access.
Moderate hiking on woodland trail/dirt road.
Seasonal improved public parking and trail head.
Swimming not encouraged