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Chapel Brook, Ashfield

#91 of 149 in Nature in Massachusetts
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Chapel Brook of Franklin County, Massachusetts is a tributary of the South River (of the Deerfield River watershed) and the name of a 173-acre (70 ha) open space preserve located along the brook. The brook, est. 3.79 mi (6 km) long, is located in southeast Ashfield and southwest Conway. It drains into Poland Brook, thence into the South River, the Deerfield River, the Connecticut River, and Long Island Sound. The Chapel Brook reservation, managed by the non-profit conservation organization The Trustees of Reservations, is located in Ashfield and contains Chapel Falls, a series of three waterfalls on Chapel Brook, measuring 10 feet (3.0 m), 15 feet (4.6 m) and 20 feet (6.1 m) high; and Pony Mountain (also called Chapel Ledge) est. 1,400 feet (426 m), a 100-foot (30 m) open granite cliff face and popular recreational rock climbing site.

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  • Easy enough hike to a smaller falls that I am sure is much more impressive with spring thaw or with some rain. Easy to find without a map  more »
  • Chapel Brook is broken down into two spots. One is the actual brook which is on one side of the road, the other is a climbing area with a trail (Chapel Ledge) to the top of this area. It's a short.....  more »

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