Wahconah Falls


Wahconah Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Dalton, Massachusetts. The waterfall has a total height of 40 feet and it can be found along Wahconah Falls Brook. Wahconah Falls Brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, Wahconah Falls is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of lovely cascades. 

Photographers often enjoy taking long-exposure photos of the waterfall, so tripods are recommended for those who have them. It is also easy to access the base of the waterfall, which makes it a great waterfall to photograph. The waterfall is constantly rated as one of the best in Massachusetts, so it is best to visit on weekdays when possible.

Accessing the waterfall is quick and simple. The waterfall is located in the Wahconah Falls State Park which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park along North Street and then walk 500 feet to the falls. The waterfall trail is extremely family-friendly considering how short and well-maintained it is. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of the park.

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 40-foot total drop
  • Type: Cascades
  • Water Source: Wahconah Falls Brook
  • Swimming: Not allowed


  • Park: Wahconah Falls State Park
  • Address: North Street
  • Town: Dalton
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.48781 Lng -73.11486
  • Parking Notes: There is a dedicated parking area for Wahconah Falls State Park located along North Street. The lot can hold just over a dozen cars and parking is free.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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