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Surprise Potholes

Was visiting the Bridge of Flowers and saw the sign for Glacial Potholes. Walked over and was very... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Bellingham, Massachusetts
Pretty waterfalls

If your out viewing the Bridge of Flowers, this is literally across the street and there is... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
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Natural, water-created carvings in the rocks.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We were there to see the bridge of flowers and had to walk over to this area to check it out. Such an amazing eyeful! The striations in the rock - and of course the potholes - were amazing to see!

3  Thank enymarsh
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

It was not so long ago that you could experience this glacier created phenomenon first hand by walking to them, and weather permitting swim in and around them. They can still be seen, but from afar and through a chain link fence (not the same)....More

4  Thank VillagerRick
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great area to walk around to see this wonder of the world. The bridge garden is also so close by and beautiful to see. If you in the area you must stop and visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Shelburne Falls with friends specifically to see the potholes. It's an interesting sight to see them and well worth a visit if you are in the area. It was the film location of "The Judge" in 2013

Thank David N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to believe the beautiful artwork left by water sculpting. Good to listen to roar of Salmon Falls while checking out the potholes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. It was fascinating to see something like this. It was in close walking distance to The Bridge of Flowers and shops/restaurants.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is just a really neat natural phenomenon. Easy to walk to from the Bridge of Flowers, so be sure to add it to your schedule. Never seen anything like it before.

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Was visiting the Bridge of Flowers and saw the sign for Glacial Potholes. Walked over and was very pleased that my husband and I did. It was really fascinating to see how the potholes look and see what has formed over the years.

1  Thank Lisag101166
Reviewed 26 September 2018

It is hard to believe the swirling rock formations and the glacier carved almost perfectly round hollows were all caused by nature and not part of a man-made art installation. This is a nice place to stop in while enjoying the restaurants and shops in...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 25 September 2018

If your out viewing the Bridge of Flowers, this is literally across the street and there is parking. Its waterfalls and then the rocks below have holes in them with water and the smoothness from over the years of water cascading down. The color of...More

Thank 46oceangirl
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited many years ago from NY and I had never heard of the place before! The Bridge of Flowers is esp. beautiful in the spring and summer. But the natural glacial potholes you could stare at for hours! The Mole Hollow Candle shop nearby...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

There is a nice viewing platform above the potholes, free to visit. Parking is free all around the little dead end road leading to the potholes. The rocks are very nice colored. The dam above the area seemed a bit cracked and extended by strange...More

Thank viganiko
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Amy K
9 February 2016|
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Response from Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't walk on them now. It's very sad. It used to be so much fun to sit and play and feel the warmth of the rocks and the coolness of the water in the potholes.