The Cascades is made up of several parcels of land: Boynton Park, Cascades West, Cascades East, Cascades Park, and Cascading Waters. Most of the area is wooded, but there is a meadow in Cascades West that has been enlarged to expand the opportunities for wildlife habitat. Several trails follow along streams and there are vernal pools that can be explored in the Spring. Views of the falls are spectacular in the Spring or after a heavy rain.
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Type: Conservation Restriction (Cascades East), Fee (Cascades West, Cascading Waters)
Blue Circle Trail: 1.0 miles
Red Circle Trail: 0.2 miles
White Triangle Trail: 0.4 miles
Yellow Circle Trail: 0.2 miles
Established: 9/16/1991 (Cascades West), 10/18/2001 (Cascades East), 8/10/2005 (Cascading Waters)
Features: Large wooded property with extensive trail network, Cascades Brook, view of Cascading Waters, native wildflowers
Parking: Boynton Park parking lot; Silver Spring Road/Howard Street frontage; Parking Lot off of Olean Street, Frontage on Cataract Street