Magnitude:

26

 Abs Mag:

36

 Beisel Rating:

0.82 (Class 1)

 Height:

81 feet

 Tallest Drop:

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 # of Drops:

2

 Type:

tiered

 Stream:

Ross Brook

 Latitude:

42.6236

 Longitude:

73.0038

 Maps:

USGS Cheshire 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

21 H25

 

 

 

 

Savoy , Berkshire County, MA , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The falls from below

 

Details:

Tannery Falls was unexpectedly good, at least it would have been had there been decent waterflow. The trail follows Ross Brook along a shallow flume to an overlook at the brink of the falls. Ross Brook makes an abrupt 90 degree right turn then drops over a very steep and smooth slide. The trail to the bottom is just a few steps back from the overlook. On the way to the base of Tannery Falls, you'll notice Parker Brook Falls coming in on the right. It's an interesting waterfall in its own right.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

Tannery Falls faces northeast and is in a heavily wooded area. Lighting is fairly even here, if on the dark side. A sunny day would likely yield a lot of sun striping, so sweet light and overcast days are desirable. You'll want a tripod, polarizer, and warming filter. Focal lengths in the 28-80mm range should cover your needs.

 

Directions:

From Savoy, drive north on Center Road to Savoy Center. In Savoy Center, turn left of Adams Road, then right on New State Road. In about 1.5 miles, turn right on Tannery Road. The road will become narrow, rutted and steep. At the base of a long narrow downhill, turn left into a parking area for the falls. The falls are a short ways down the trail.