Manchester, CT to Shelburne Falls, Ma is an easy and picturesque Sunday afternoon drive in October
Shelburne Falls, Ma is an interesting place to visit any time of year. One of the conveniences of living in Manchester is the highway system that takes one to the Mass border in a half hour. From there it’s another 50 minutes up 91 to route 2 and west to Shelburne Falls.
An old bridge over the Deerfield River to Buckland was saved and up-cycled to create a bridge of flowers. A recent frost killed the tender perennials on the bridge but some mums and more hardy flowers added fall color when we were visiting last Sunday.
Bridge St. has some interesting shops, restaurants and coffee houses which remind me of a miniature downtown Manchester.
A waterfall and glacial potholes formed about 14,000 years ago are the big attractions. In the summer people find their way down to the rocks for sunbathing and swimming.
A one mile hike up nearby High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary will offer a spectacular view of the town and surrounding area.
Bridge of Flowers Pictures
Waterfall, Dam and Glacial Potholes
Views from Hike at High Ledges
Unfortunately, I forgot to bring along my camera so all of these pictures were taken with my cell phone. No camera really captures the true essence of a place so if you get a chance take a drive and a short hike some Sunday afternoon.