Bear's Den

0.3 Miles
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Trail added on:
March 05, 2018
Updated on:
February 21, 2019


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Bear's Den is located in New Salem Massachusetts and offers stunning views of an often overlooked waterfall and an old mill site.

This short 0.25 to 0.3 mile moderate trail leads from the road into the reservation and immediately splits. A left-hand path heads towards the gorge and waterfall; while the right-hand path leads to the lower portion of the gorge and the old mill.

The trail does loop back to itself, however heading left on the trail is the easiest way to hike it. There are several small caves located in the gorge along the granite cliffs. The trail area is open and well maintained, a perfect setting for a meal and some time by the water. Swimming is discouraged.

Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Dogs are allowed on this trail.

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0.3 miles
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March 05, 2018
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February 21, 2019
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June 17, 2019
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