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Quiet little getaway just outside the city. Cross the bridge to the newton side and take the stairs down below the bridge to hear the famous echo.

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2 months ago

A wonderful little gorge with terrific views from the Echo Bridge aqueduct (dormant Sudbury Aqueduct) and the dam/falls below. The geology is interesting as the conglomerate rock that characterizes the area is said to be a combination of glacial pebbles and volcanic rock. The pebbles are obvious but I thought the conglomerate was formed via sedimentary deposits and metamorphic pressure/heat. That's what it looks like to me, it doesn't appear to be igneous rock. The source of the lava flow is thought to be an ancient volcano in West Roxbury somewhere. Cool rock at any rate, whatever it is. Check it out.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trails not clearly marked. Took the wrong trail couple times.

cross country skiing
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Great. Few around at 10 am on a Saturday.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Really really beautiful, right near the city. You have no idea you are that close to the city. It feels far away in another world. The gorge is very peaceful yet it has a place you can hear echoes across the bridge. Grown ups and kids will have fun. Definitely worth a trip if you're within 30 minute drive.

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Friday, January 15, 2016