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Hidden Gems – The Bear’s Den

Spring is finally delivering on the goods.  Thank you.  Embarking on a video project (which still isn’t ready for prime time) has given us a chance to revisit some of our favorites, including The Bear’s Den, in New Salem, Massachusetts. Just another one of those places that almost no one knows about, and yet offers the stunning opportunity to get “up close and personal” with a waterfall.  You literally climb down into the base of the falls and commune with the Middle Branch of the Swift River as it moves toward the Quabbin Reservoir.  Thanks to the Trustees of Reservations who own the property, and leave it very wild.  Click on the images for a better view.

Those falls are maybe 30 feet tall.  Not gigantic by waterfall standards, but just as compelling as the big ones.  And of course this is important water. Boston drinks from this river.

Here’s to hidden gems.  Happy Holidays!

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  1. Sandra #

    Your photos are gems. Thanks and happy holidays to you.

    April 24, 2011

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