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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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  • My wife and I visited the Salmon Falls, and thus simultaneously the Glacial Potholes, after visiting the local bridge of flowers. Having been to various fjords and canyons, it's always amazing to... 
    My wife and I visited the Salmon Falls, and thus simultaneously the Glacial Potholes, after visiting the local bridge of flowers. Having been to various fjords and canyons, it's always amazing to...  more »
  • These were cool to see, and the town is super adorable, but not worth going out of your way. Easily signed from town, a short walk to a wooden pier for viewing. About a 3 minute walk from the Bridge.....  more
    These were cool to see, and the town is super adorable, but not worth going out of your way. Easily signed from town, a short walk to a wooden pier for viewing. About a 3 minute walk from the Bridge.....  more »
  • These are unique and for anyone interested in New England geological history and its many rivers and watermills, the Glacial Potholes of Shelburne Falls are unique reminders of the area's many... 
    These are unique and for anyone interested in New England geological history and its many rivers and watermills, the Glacial Potholes of Shelburne Falls are unique reminders of the area's many...  more »

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