Shepperd’s Dell

image “In 1915 George Shepperd donated 11 acres and a waterfall to the public as a memorial to his wife. Used as his family’s place of worship, this beautiful state park is known as Shepperd’s Dell.” 

(from plaque at scenic view)

A short trail winds down to this 2-tier waterfall that is right off the highway.

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The waterfall peeks through the foliage on the way down, offering glimpses at different angles and reflecting the soft light of the setting sun.

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And then, right before I reach the falls, I look up and see another landmark, the Shepperd’s Dell bridge built in 1914.

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The air feels cool as I walk out to the falls. I am close enough to dip my toes in

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or jump over the edge!

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No stopped traffic. No hunting for a place to park. No crowds in the way…

What a peaceful way to end a truly beautiful day.

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