|Berkshire Photos by Jan & Christy Butler|
|Gorgeous Gorges & Waterfalls Tour 2005|
|On Saturday, June 4, through the "Find Yourself in a State Park" program 35 "Waterfall Enthusiasts" found themselves touring the back roads of Berkshire County in a Peter Pan bus..(a J model to be exact. ) and visited Wahconah Falls, Windsor Jambs, Tannery and Parker Brook falls, the Natural Bridge and Pecks Falls areas. The event coordinated by Alec Gillman of the Mt Greylock Visitor Services of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation went flawless and was a great success for this 2005 tour.|
|Starting with Wahconah Falls in Dalton, MA the group quickly acclimated to the sunny weather and mild summer temperature. Other than a few hungry mosquitoes the group consisting of both young and old, fanned out exploring this popular area. Many had visited Wahconah Falls sometime before, but were surprised to learn that there is a set of upper falls above. In addition, while Dalton is associated with the parks location, the main falls are actually in Windsor, while the upper falls are in Hinsdale, MA.|
|The lower main Wahconah falls (above.)
Wahconah Falls -upper (left)
(above) The coach parked at the Tannery Falls and Parker Brook Falls trail head in Savoy State Forest.
(left) This group of waterfall enthusiasts shared a love of the outdoors and really enjoyed the very unique transportation of a air condition, air shocked and luxurious Peter Pan coach.
|(right) Windsor Jambs is one of the easiest locations to visit with parking within 100' of the jambs. The steep walls of the jambs remind many of the "Flume" in New Hampshire.|
|(above) Tannery Falls, Massachusetts highest waterfall and a great place to break for lunch.|
|(left) A bonus for visiting Tannery Falls is discovery of Parker Brook Falls which lies only 100' away, an elegant and unique falls within itself.|
|The Natural Bridge State Park is truly one of Berkshire County's unique destinations. Also known as Hudson's Chasm, the park is home to the only white marble dam (below) in the United States. A maze of stairways and fence ( top-center) provides visitors safe access to many different vantage points. The chasm itself is a deep twisty channel of sculptured rock (left), carved potholes and the natural bridge (top-right) carved through the soft marble.|
|(left) Pecks Falls - lower|