The Cleveland Grist Mill remains are at the base of the waterfall, parts of the grinding wheel lie here as well as the walls of the mill. The deep ravine just above was the raceway supplying the water power to turn the wheel and power the grist operation. The lower grinding stone has furrows as the finished grain/corn etc. product would slide out to be collected.

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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