On this episode of Poking Around with the Martins, we stumble upon the Chesterfield Gorge. I was driving and we were on a scenic road in the middle of nowhere, Massachusetts when Sean said, "Gorge!". So I slowed down, turned around and pulled in. I'm so glad we did!
From their website: Chesterfield Gorge is a dramatic rock canyon, forming the entrance to an extensive natural recreation area along the Westfield River, a popular spot for catch-and-release fly fishing. Seventy-foot walls—carved by centuries of rushing water from the East Branch of the Westfield River—rise from a landscape situated adjacent to the General Marquis de Lafayette Trail. Across the river, you’ll see stone abutments from a historic bridge that spanned the river around 1762, swept away by floodwaters in 1835.
There is a half mile trail along the cliff tops and the views of the river below were wonderful.
We climbed up...
And then we climbed down...
It was super fun climbing around on all the rocks and then finally settling in to a comfortable(ish) spot and just watching the river go by.
Thanks to our legs for getting us in AND out of the Chesterfield Gorge!
What is your favorite day trip adventure? Inspire us!