I hope that this post is more popular than the last couple. Maybe folks are bored with cascades.
Bear’s Den got its name from a huge bear killed in this location. There is a story also that during colonial times, Metacomet, a chief of the Wampanoag tribe, met with others here to plan attacks on the settlers. Now it is a property managed by The Trustees of Reservations here in Massachusetts. The water for the falls is supplied by the Middle Branch of the Swift River on its way to help fill the Quabbin Reservoir.