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Doane's Falls

Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Great place!

I had read about it and decided to check it out with my son and dog. So glad I did! Beautiful spot... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Carolyn L
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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Fun place to explore

Doane's Falls was fun to explore -- not crowded and clean. You're not supposed to swim in the falls... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Carrie41952
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Descend a short streamside trail and get an up-close experience with a raucous series of plunging falls.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Athol Road, Royalston, MA 01368
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Reviewed 4 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!

Thank Carolyn L
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 27 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Parking is very limited however, I couldn't see any problem with parking along the road. There is a short, fairly easy walk down to the falls. Paths are well marked. Great place for picture taking. There are rail guides for everyone to stay on the...More

1  Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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
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Faith G
29 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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