Cascade

Cascade Falls

Cascade falls in the Middlesex Fells Reservation is the closest waterfall to Boston. Yesterday, my son and I went to visit and photograph the falls. The falls are best visualized after a heavy rain, which we had the day before.

First thing off the subject, hopefully to beat the traffic into Boston, we left at 5 AM.  However, as we approached the split of 24 and 93 the traffic backed up.  Thank goodness my son knew a back way to get onto 93.  We finally arrived at the entrance.  Parking is only for 2 hours.

 

Crossing the small wooden bridge at the entrance, we turned onto the cascade trail and followed it to the base of the falls.

Cascade Falls Sign

The trail was slippery with wet fallen leaves.  The equipment that I utilize for the images was the Nikon Z 7 with the Nikon 24-70 f/4 Z lens with a Sing-Ray variable ND filter on a tripod as a 2 second delay on the shutter. I took both horizontal and vertical pictures. There was a path leading down near the Shilly Shally Brook.  We stopped and continued to take more images along the way.

Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls and Shilly Shally Brook

Surprisingly, the path ended on Washington St. with gives you an easier path up to the falls.  The only problem is there is no parking.  You can leave passengers there and go park around the corner.

Looking up the Shilly Shally Brook from Washington St