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Doane's Falls

Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Beautiful falls!!!!!!!!!!

Perfect for the outside nature lover!!!!! Gorgeous falls with crisp cool waters. Very picturesque... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cortlandt Manor, New York
Easy and Pretty

Easily accessed, a short walk from the road or a long hike on the Tully Trail. Picturesque falls... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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“long hike” (2 reviews)
Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for the outside nature lover!!!!! Gorgeous falls with crisp cool waters. Very picturesque . Bring a picnic basket and a camera. Enjoy the beautiful outside!

Thank Firefly2416
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Easily accessed, a short walk from the road or a long hike on the Tully Trail. Picturesque falls with barriers to prevent falls from the high cliffs.

Thank JR B
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We like walking down my the falls when visiting. It's a nice walk, have to be a little careful with small kids when hiking but otherwise it's a great place to go walk and the falls are nice especially since we are from fl and...More

Thank Travelcrazy92
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The main Falls here are right by the Parking Area and can be viewed by almost anyone! There is MORE to the Falls, though, that involve a longer hike down to a series of smaller falls and rapids in a Picturesque Area. For the adventuress,...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 10 May 2016

If you find yourself driving north on Athol Road, just above Athol, Massachusetts, and if you cross a delightful stone bridge and see the small Doane Hill Road on the left, take it and stop in the little dirt parking lot immediately on the left,...More

3  Thank Gerald P
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This was right off the road. You can park at the top of the falls and hike down or at the bottom and hike up. A very short hike and not too steep. Across the road from the bottom parking lot is a bike trail...More

Thank sailrobins
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The falls are a hidden asset in the North Quabbin region. The falls a breathtaking and the hiking trails beyond the falls are a great family friendly hike. Definately a must see!

Thank Frankie1333
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Not only is it a lovely place for pictures but its peaceful, family friendly and good exercise for a variety of levels

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a quick, easy little hike, I highly recommend Doane's Falls! Featuring 3 waterfalls, the one mile round trip hike is very scenic and enjoyable. The trail is a bit rocky at certain points, but there is a large stretch of trail...More

1  Thank Kf1044
Reviewed 14 October 2015

we went out with the grandchildren for a small hike and thought of doane's falls and glad we did. The water falls where a big hit with the kids. and the hike was down the falls was nicely marked out. we will go again in...More

Thank Jaja392
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Charmaine-Lisa F
Can we bring dogs, with poop bags?
12 April 2017|
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.