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Doane's Falls

Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Fun little hike with a great view

We went on a road trip to find some waterfalls and we ended up here. It was a beautiful day for a... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
llamasisters
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Oceanside, California
Fantastic Waterfalls!

Went for an adventure today to Doane's falls. Very nice place to explore. However there are a few... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Shutter G
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
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Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We went on a road trip to find some waterfalls and we ended up here. It was a beautiful day for a short hike through nature and we got to see the beautiful waterfalls. I highly recommend it. It is really peaceful and felt good...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went for an adventure today to Doane's falls. Very nice place to explore. However there are a few dangerous drops that are not guarded. Not a suitable place for small children.

Thank Shutter G
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful fall; it seems to go on forever. I would definitely recommend Doane's Fall as a destination location.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I had read about it and decided to check it out with my son and dog. So glad I did! Beautiful spot and so much around to do-Tully Lake, hiking trails, mountain biking, etc. I will be back soon for more adventures!

1  Thank Carolyn L
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Doane's Falls was fun to explore -- not crowded and clean. You're not supposed to swim in the falls but people were exploring the rocks below, which we did with our teens. There is an easy walk around the falls for families with younger kids....More

1  Thank Carrie41952
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great hiking around the area, great family spot and tons of kayakers. Easy up hill walk on a gravel path.

Thank Kali C
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I heard about this place over a decade ago and never gave it any thought. Well to my surprise I was overwhelmed when I got there. I parked at an area that could basically only hold three maybe four cars. As soon as we got...More

3  Thank John C
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

My kids wanted to see waterfalls this summer - but without a lot of hiking. This place is perfect. The little parking area is easy to miss - we drove right by it on the first pass - but this was fortunate because we stopped...More

2  Thank sadalit
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I parked at the day hike parking lot at the Tully lake campground, just a short road hike then onto the (handicap accessible) trail. You can continue further up and look at a number of falls on some rougher and steeper trail. Well worth the...More

Thank dave d
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous, relaxing little hidden secret this is! We loved finding this waterfall on our tour and enjoyed a peaceful 2 mile hike through the woods! Don't miss it if you are in the area!

Thank Lydia A
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Faith G
30 May 2017|
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Response from Firefly2416 | Reviewed this property |
You used to be a letter to jumpninto the falls but the park rangers kinda stopped it. You can swim around the water at the bottom of the falls and it's cool, crisp and refreshing. Enjoy!
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Charmaine-Lisa F
12 April 2017|
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Response from Angelmelsweetie |
As long as they are leashed. Although if they're well-behaved, technically nobody is there to enforce the leash rule. Dogs are allowed as long as you pick up after them. 😁 My dog loved it.
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