Discover Heritage Park Trail / Cascade Falls

A historical tour around Coakley and Falls Islands, Heritage Park Trail is a .3 mile loop that runs along the Grasse River.   
0.30 miles, Loop
Pavement/Cement, Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Grass, Woodchips


The Heritage Park Trail loops around Coakley and Falls Islands in downtown Canton. The trail is well maintained and is marked by information boards on the industrial history of Canton and the local flora and fauna. Unmarked offshoots from the main trail open up to rocks and views along the Grasse River and Cascade Falls. The trail will pass remnants of an old industrial site and cross a short boardwalk before leading back to the initial footbridge. 

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This trail is part of the Great 8 Challenge. Learn more!




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Trailhead Information

Parking for Heritage Park can be found off of the bridge on RT. 11 in Downtown Canton. Heritage Park is clearly marked with a sign and a gazebo can be seen from the road. The trailhead can be found at the back end of the parking lot across the footbridge. 

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July 07, 2022
A very nice area particularly given the small size.
Feels larger because it was so well laid out.
Plenty of information about the history and being able to see what it has been transformed from is amazing.
Everyone involved in the restoration and planning should be proud.

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