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Hadley Falls Canal Park

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Hadley Falls Canal Park, located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, serves as a historic memorial preserving the remnants of the South Hadley Canal. The South Hadley Canal, which commenced operation in 1795, was the earliest navigable canal in the United States. The canal was built to provide a route around the Great Falls at South Hadley, a 53-foot drop in the Connecticut River that blocked boat transport. Today, the Bicentennial Canal Park offers an overlook deck providing vistas of the Mount Tom Range and the Connecticut River. It stands as a testament to the region’s rich history and the advancements in transportation and engineering of its time.

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South Hadley, MA 01075