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Glacial Potholes, Shelburne Falls

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The Native Americans called this area Salmon Falls, and the fishing here was so fine that warring tribes made an agreement that they wouldn’t fight each other within one day’s walk of the falls. These days, the geologically fascinating glacial potholes are drawing visitors. Ever since the end of the last Ice Age, stones trapped swirling in the riverbed have been grinding into the rock bed below, creating more than 50 near-perfect circles. The largest known glacial pothole in the world is here, with a diameter of 39ft. -- Lonely Planet New England
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  • The Shelburne Glacial Potholes is a wonderful place to stop and visit. The potholes formed 14,000 years ago. The Deerfield River eroded these holes, it is fascinating to think about how water is...  more »
  • This attraction in addition to the bridge of flowers and the falls in Shelburne, massachusetts makes for a one stop shopping along with fall foliage and covered bridges. they bypassed the canal and.....  more »

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