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Glacial Potholes, Shelburne Falls

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The Native Americans called this area Salmon Falls, and the fishing here was so fine that warring tribes made an agreement that they wouldn’t fight each other within one day’s walk of the falls. These days, the geologically fascinating glacial potholes are drawing visitors. Ever since the end of the last Ice Age, stones trapped swirling in the riverbed have been grinding into the rock bed below, creating more than 50 near-perfect circles. The largest known glacial pothole in the world is here, with a diameter of 39ft. -- Lonely Planet New England
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  • Fascinating and worth a detour to see the rock formations. Also east to get to, great views down river especially in the fall 
    Fascinating and worth a detour to see the rock formations. Also east to get to, great views down river especially in the fall  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Salmon Falls, and thus simultaneously the Glacial Potholes, after visiting the local bridge of flowers. Having been to various fjords and canyons, it's always amazing to... 
    My wife and I visited the Salmon Falls, and thus simultaneously the Glacial Potholes, after visiting the local bridge of flowers. Having been to various fjords and canyons, it's always amazing to...  more »

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