Wahconah Falls State Park is a beautiful state park and waterfall located in the Berkshire town of Dalton, Massachusetts. It is off Route 9, on North Street, in Dalton.
This State Park is open sunrise to dusk and has plenty of free parking. It is a great place to picnic, hike, fish, relax by the waterfall and enjoy the great outdoors! There are picnic areas and restrooms, and pets are allowed if they are leashed!
The Wahconah Falls Brook is a series of several smaller falls before ending in the 40-foot Wahconah Falls. From the parking lot, the main waterfall is a short hike into the woods, and it is a stunning sight as you come upon it!
There is a half-mile hike that loops along the upper falls, through the woods that will take you by the smaller falls and amazing scenic views. The hiking trails are of moderate difficulty.
Other State Parks that are close by include:
- Mount Greylock State Reservation
- Windsor State Forest
- October Mountain State Forest
- Windsor James State Park
- Savoy Mountain State Forest
Other attractions that are close by include:
- Dalton General Store
- Holiday Brook Farms
- Silver Bear Distillery
- Crane Museum of Papermaking
This state park has something for everything. We love waterfalls and small hikes, so it was perfect for us! The day we visited the falls were gushing, the woods were bright green and lush, and only a handful of other people were in the area.
As always, we arrived at the park on our motorcycle after enjoying a nice, scenic, backroad, country ride. We try to take as many backroads as possible, but you can get to this park via direct routes as well.
If you would like to know the route we rode to get here, send us a message and we will send you the route. If you’d like directions for a direct route, we can do that too!
Have you visited this state park? Leave a comment below, we would love to hear about your adventure!
7 thoughts on “Wahconah Falls State Park-A Beautiful State Park and Waterfall in Massachusetts”
GREAT post! I have never been to this little corner of my home state but I think I need to now.. and thanks for including recommendations near by… a distillery for my husband, a cool museum for the kids… I think we just added a road trip to the fall schedule 🙂
This would be a great fall trip Jennifer!! Such a pretty area and the waterfall is awesome!
Im up for this when you said the hiking trail is of mderate difficulty and adding nearby stateparks. It will be nice to drive around here, hike in the morning and spend lunch. It is really scenic
Yes Jean! This is a great day trip! Moderate hike and waterfall is beautiful!
The waterfalls look so lovely!
What a gorgeous park and great job sharing it with us! I loved all the pictures! Definitely will add to my list to visit when I am in the area!
Great one to add to your list! Fairly easy hike, waterfall, great state park! What more could you need! Thanks Kaybee!