The Booth-Bardin saw mill site is found along the trail on the upper falls. The mill operation, hand built with fieldstone in the early 1800’s, was using the brook for a power source. It appears that this area was dammed up at some point with the larger, flat pool area upstream. It didnt interfere with the grist mill downstream as the raceway for that started much farther upstream.

A very big Thank You to Alec Gillman and the DCR for an educational tour of Wahconah Falls State Park in Dalton/Windsor/Hinsdale. The surreal, wild beauty of this park is filled with history. An amazing three tier waterfall with a 50 foot drop on Wahconah Falls Brook with verticle viens of Becket Gneiss like you have never seen! We spent four hours here at the Cleveland grist mill, Booth-Bardin saw mill and the Berkshire Talc quarry operation and mine with its giant soapstone shaft. We look forward to more events in 2023 with Alec and the DCR in our western mass State Forests which hold so much of our history and make Western Mass a wild and beautiful adventure destination!

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