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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  • Grab a sandwich or pack a little picnic..there are benches over looking the Falls..even in the cold of winter this is a wonderful spot for photos..REALLY LOVELY! So pretty!  more »
  • My wife and I visited the glacial potholes in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, during a tour of New England. We decided to go, as it was recommended in our guide book, along with the nearby Bridge of F...  more »
  • I've visited the potholes many times over the years and it always offers a new experience, depending on the season, the weather, the light, etc. It's a beautiful and interesting place, not be missed. ...  more »
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