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Chesterfield Gorge

River Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
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A beautiful, peaceful walk in a special place

A friend and I took our dogs here to walk and swim and it was just perfect. The trail is nicely... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
X1739TNmaryh
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Halifax, United States
A completely lovely spot

What a wonderful place! This nature reserve, cared for by Trustees of the Reservation, is peaceful... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Mike L
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River, then choose from great fishing, hiking, and biking options just downstream.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
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“state forest” (2 reviews)
“river” (4 reviews)
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River Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A friend and I took our dogs here to walk and swim and it was just perfect. The trail is nicely maintained and after walking for a bit, there were nice swimming entrances for the dogs .. or for people, if desired! Enjoyed by fly...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

What a wonderful place! This nature reserve, cared for by Trustees of the Reservation, is peaceful and stunningly beautiful. Easy walking trails - it's 1.6 mile trail connects with longer trails in an adjacent state forest. Beautiful in any season - for walking, meditating, picnicking,...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Only a little less than 1/2 mile of trail but some nice views of the E Branch of the Westfield River as it flows through the gorge. Well maintained little park. Great spot for a picnic (tables included).

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Quick stop with beautiful views of the gorge. Good place to walk a little, just be carful of slipping when wet.

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Now here's a little known and fun factoid of New England geography - you can visit two different river gorge natural attractions called Chesterfield Gorge in a single day, one of them in rural Massachusetts and another about 61 miles northeast in rural New Hampshire....More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Love the gorge along River Road. I've walked my dog here for years. So beautiful as well as interesting.

Thank Althea F
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very pretty gorge with rapids. Confusing trail layout but good views from rim of the gorge. Trail was hard to figure out how to get to the base of the gorge.

Thank DrPaulS
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of the best kept secrets in western Mass. Give yourself plenty of time to follow the east branch of the Westfield River. It's a dirt road but not a traveled road so there's plenty of elbow room for walking, biking, horseback riding, running and...More

2  Thank Cushpond
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

This way a great place to visit with the Fall foliage. It was beautiful! Easy hike with the Gilbert A. Bliss State Forest nearby to lengthen your hike.

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Love to let my pups off leash to romp in the river here. Can be very congested with people at times.

Thank sandythegroomer
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C. Jeff P
9 July 2018|
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Response from TheTrustees | Property representative |
Hello! It is possible for people with physical disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, to take in the view at the Gorge. Unfortunately, there is no accessible bathroom facility. Glendale Falls has similarly... More
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deevia p
5 September 2015|
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Response from 83annmarieg |
Hi, According to the web page under regulations and advisories, you may not! This is the MA one!
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