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Description - Wahconah Falls Brook flows over several smaller tiered falls then cascades about 40 feet into a deep pool. The falls "roar," especially during spring run-off. Relax, picnic or fish in the shade of the northern hardwood-conifer forest, or take a hike on the 0.5 mile loop trail (moderate difficulty) through open woods and along upper portions of the falls.

Attractions - Wahconah Falls State Park's main attraction is Wahconah Falls and the trails and picnic areas surrounding the area.

Recreation - Recreational opportunities at Wahconah Falls State Park include; fishing, hiking, picnicking and walking trails.

Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.

Location - Wahconah Falls State Park is located in the central Berkshires in western Massachusetts. From the East/I-91: Take Exit 19 in Northampton and follow MA Rte. 9 west for 30.5 miles to North Street/Wahconah Falls Road. Look for brown lead-in signs. Turn left and follow 0.5 mile (becomes unpaved) to park entrance on the right.


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