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Lovely hike turned dangerous.

My husband and I thouroghly enjoyed our hike at this beautiful spot after a recent dumping of snow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne Marie M
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Nice hike

The reservation area is relatively small with a view of the gorge. It ties to the East Trail along... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Grayson, Georgia
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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.
River Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thouroghly enjoyed our hike at this beautiful spot after a recent dumping of snow this past Saturday. However as we were nearing the end I was attacked by a Rottweiler as I walked past him and his owner. Im fine with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne Marie M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The reservation area is relatively small with a view of the gorge. It ties to the East Trail along the river for a nice hike along a woods road. There is access to the river if you wish to fish or Wade.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wes50
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank X1739TNmaryh
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mike L
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).

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dave d
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank HadasSarf
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

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank David K
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Althea F
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank DrPaulS
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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Cushpond
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C. Jeff P
9 July 2018|
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
5 September 2015|
Response from 83annmarieg |
Hi, According to the web page under regulations and advisories, you may not! This is the MA one!