Thursday, March 17, 2011

Doane's Falls Reservation - Winter Hiking

Royalston, Doane's Falls Reservation, Worcester County, MA. 
Trail to falls - 0.3 mile, Elevation Loss - 175 feet.


Donned my MicroSpikes this morning for a 2 hour hike along the Doane's Falls in Royalston, MA. I was hoping to see some frozen ice flows but with the recent warm temps, that wasn't gonna happen! But I was happy with the beautiful water falls and got to take photos and a short vid of the falls. The parking lot is uber small and can only fit about 3 cars. From the parking lot the falls can be heard and seen immediately. I spent 2 hours hiking up and down half a mile along the falls edge taking photos of the falls and the surrounding area. Okay, I didn't stay on the trail like the signs state but, I was very careful around the water's edges. And lo and behold! There were ice flows on the eastbound side of Route 2 between exits 21 and 22! WOOT!

Reference:
New England Waterfalls - A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades & Waterfalls
Greg Parsons & Kate B. Watson
ISBN: 9780881508741

**View the Quicktime movie here!

** Click on the photos to see a larger view 




















 Ice Flows eastbound Route 2 between exits 21 & 22!

3 comments:

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

water looks pretty chilly.... brrrrrr!

Jobiwan said...

Great Pics! And the video really shows the true power of the water.

Lovey's Adventures said...

Thank you Stacey and Jobiwan! :)