The Glacial Potholes At Shelburne Falls In Massachusetts Are A Geological Wonder

Nearly 14,000 years ago a large lake formed by glacial waters began to recede from the area around present-day Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. After the lake water receded the Deerfield River’s path changed and began to flow over gneiss bedrock. Over time the water eroded the rock and potholes began to appear on the rock surface. Today the glacial potholes of Shelburne Falls attract sightseers and geologists from all over the country! They’re a truly unique formation and a must-see natural wonder for all Bay Staters.

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Have you seen the glacial potholes in Shelburne Falls? Do you remember when people were allowed to access the bedrock and swim in the falls? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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Address: Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, USA