Just one of the many amazing trails in Chester is Goldmine Falls located just off Route 20 next to the DCR headquarters you will hike literally ten feet from pavement to a surreal waterfall gorge. Goldmine Brook starts in Blandford high up near Green Mountain making its way to the Westfield River. The just over one mile trail was created long ago by the CCC and includes stone laid culverts and once had a bridge over the falls. This trail, in the Chester Blandford State Forest connects to Observation Hill. Trail is relatively steep and not blazed. The lower falls are dramatically different from the upper falls.