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Chapel Brook

Willamsburg Road, Ashfield, MA 01330
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Don't skip "Pony Mountain"

Visited the falls which were nice but also did the (less than a mile) hike around/over/and down... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
dave d
Bradford, Massachusetts

Falls are gorgeous. If you are going to slide and play in the pools, be sure to check for leaches... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
jennifer w
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Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the brook's picture-perfect pools and falls.
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  • Average6%
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“falls” (9 reviews)
“mountain” (3 reviews)
“pools” (4 reviews)
Willamsburg Road, Ashfield, MA 01330
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Visited the falls which were nice but also did the (less than a mile) hike around/over/and down Pony mountain. The longer trail around the back of the mountain is pretty tame. The steeper "climbers" trail was a well constructed descent along the cliff. Nothing too...More

1  Thank dave d
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Falls are gorgeous. If you are going to slide and play in the pools, be sure to check for leaches. Several were found in the water. Luckily none were attached.

4  Thank jennifer w
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Chapel Brook Falls, a series of semi-major and semi-minor plunges, reveals itself only a couple of hundred yards from a country lane. There's parking on the side of the street and a trail that dips down to the falls on the other side of the...More

4  Thank CTRiverGolfer
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I love going here to see the waterfalls and the fall foliage. It's beautiful this time of year. Who wouldn't love it here??

Thank 83annmarieg
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a beautiful natural setting with a cascading waterfall with several deep pools at different levels. It's a very nice place to just relax and explore.

2  Thank LucyGreenfield_MA
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful. Semi-secluded. Hike first, then drip in ice cold but fantastic water and waterfall. Dip in a pool or slide into it from a natural rock waterslide--with care! Not for everyone but truly magical in the heat of summer.

3  Thank carol l
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Nice easy hike, with kids or pets. There are great spots to stick your feet in the water for a quick cool down, and lots of places to sit in the shade and listen to the sounds of the brook as it trickles by. Lots...More

4  Thank Madeline_m64
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This is a short hike from the parking area to the base of the lowest falls. I arrived fairly early and had the entire place to myself. As the sun rose, the leaves lit up with color and the falls looked amazing. While I don't...More

6  Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Even though I've lived in Western MA my whole life, I had never checked out Chapel Brook until recently. It's beautiful! There are many options for trails- you can hike to the Bullit Reservation, or to DAR, or hike up to the summit to see...More

5  Thank LithiaLady
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

There are short hikes to open pools with large rock falls and on a hot day the area feels much cooler. The hikes across the road lead to a large rock face and if you continue to follow it around to the back there is...More

4  Thank DavidHD413
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20 April 2016|
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Response from 83annmarieg | Reviewed this property |
No, probably dip but not swim!