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This is a pretty cool natural feature in Shelburne Falls. If you are in the area to see the flower... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Lee R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not far from the bridge, and worth a walk, or hike. Interesting.

Rare in this valley, but part of our past. Is a nice walk, and interesting to see what mother... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Tom L
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Natural, water-created carvings in the rocks.
Shelburne Falls, MA
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a pretty cool natural feature in Shelburne Falls. If you are in the area to see the flower bridge it is just a quick walk from the downtown area.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Short walk from the Bridge of Flowers. Deerfield river winds around the dam, leaving the glacial potholes exposed. Free. Free parking. Add this to your tour of the local town.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Rare in this valley, but part of our past. Is a nice walk, and interesting to see what mother nature can do, if given enough time.

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed September 6, 2017

More handiwork of nature, easily viewed from an access road and small park. Whole town is very charming with many unique stores, this is just another beautiful feature of the place. Pretty all year round, better in good rain years.

1  Thank trailmagic2016
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

If you're here you shouldn't miss it as it's a very interesting formation. It's a nice relaxing spot, but I don't remember any benches to sit on. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to see it and then you move on.

1  Thank minniemeris
Reviewed August 30, 2017

These glacial potholes are a fantastic example of the power of nature. The numerous holes are visible nesting among incredible large rocks that are striped with different colors. More educational signage would be good and appropriate here. There is nothing describing how the potholes were...More

1  Thank geocachelinda
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited here after crossing the Bridge of Flowers across the street. The potholes are pretty with the water flowing down from above. The Judge movie with Robert Downey Jr was filmed here. Stop at the restaurant Baked for a scone or other delicious baked...More

3  Thank DonnaD741
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This was a short walk from the Bridge of Flowers. It was interesting to see. Was not aware it even existed until reading about it online.

2  Thank AndiW-CT
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Be sure to walk over to see these on the same day you walk over the Bridge of flowers. It is a great picture spot. And very interesting.

1  Thank 6,808
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Very unusual and beautiful potholes in the Deerfield River bed at Salmon Falls in Shelburne Falls, are very much worth a stop. Lots of great photo ops here. The water level in the river depends on the rainfall of course but also on the release...More

2  Thank Oldeandnew
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Amy K
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Response from Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't walk on them now. It's very sad. It used to be so much fun to sit and play and feel the warmth of the rocks and the coolness of the water in the potholes.