Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Wahconah Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
The falls takes its name from the daughter of Chief Miahcoma, an Indian who settled in the Dalton area after being driven out of Connecticut by the English.
Location and directions
From the junction of Routes 9 and 8 in Dalton, follow Route 9 (also known as Route 8A) east for 2.3 miles, then bear right onto Wahconah Falls Road and follow it for under half of a mile to the parking lot for Wahconah Falls State Park. The base of the falls is reached less than 500 feet from the parking area.
|Wahconah Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.|
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This is a rather photogenic waterfall, more so during certain times of the year than others. The lower falls look better during higher flow periods when the water veils out over the whole breadth of the ledge. The pool below the falls can often form a whirlpool, which can be accentuated by fallen leaves during the autumn months. The upper tiers look a little better at moderate to lower flow periods, and are certainly easier to photograph when the creek isn't running high. Spray may be an issue at high water, but the bigger concern is lighting - the thick forest around the falls will create severe high contrast situations when the sun is shining on the area (worst in the afternoon).
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