During early times in the United States this spot, according to legend, was used by Native Americans to plan raids on Colonial settlers. When the water is flowing like this the sound is quite loud so being heard must have been a challenge.
This water also eventually ends up in Boston and its suburbs as it is on its way to Quabbin Reservoir. Bear’s Den is one of many properties held and managed by The Trustees of Reservations here in Massachusetts. The hike in is short with a bit of clambering up and through some large rock formations. I think folks swim or wade in the pool on the left but since I am there before sunrise usually I’ve not seen anyone in the water and have always had the place to myself. Note to self…you just jinxed that.