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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!
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