Sky Watch Friday
Great Hall Meeting Room
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
taken end of April, 2010
Visit the Great Falls Discovery Center and learn about the Connecticut River Watershed's rich natural, cultural and industrial history.
The Center is fully accessible and is housed within a complex of old mill buildings and includes open habitat exhibits, fish tanks, and a multipurpose program room.
Exhibits highlight various habitats found in the watershed, timelines put perspective on today's view of the threats to habitats and what we can do to safeguard them.
The four-acre park that surrounds The Center has butterfly gardens, native plantings views of the canal and river as well as safe play areas. This park is linked to a railtrail that runs from Turners Falls to Deerfield, a walking tour through downtown Turners Falls, and the watchable wildlife areas of Barton's cove and along the canal.
Just a short walk from the discovery center is the Gill-Montague Bridge with way too much traffic and way too many structural problems to be photogenic, but the view of the Connecticut is really glorious on a bright, clear day.
Looking over toward Unity Park
It was a beautiful day in the Happy Valley!
the old railway bridge portion of the four-mile bike trail in our town
(taken on April 23, 2010)