One of my favorite places to visit is Bear’s Den in New Salem. It is a Trustees of Reservations property: http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/list-reservations/ and has a beautiful waterfall as well as a stretch of the Middle Branch of the Swift River on its way to the Quabbin Reservoir.
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The falls this past Autumn.
Although we had warm temperatures yesterday, I visited hoping to find a few ice features to photograph. Since it is a sheltered spot, the cold remained enough for some neat sculptures.
I was pretty happy to capture some prism coloration in these.
Bear’s Den is a great place to visit any time of the year with only a short hike.