The Great Falls Discovery Center hosts community programs and events, rotating art exhibits in our Great Hall and a Coffee House hosted by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.

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16th Annual Free Family Fishing Day

June 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT


Our annual Family Fishing Day, at Barton Cove, with additional activities at the Great Falls Discovery Center. Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is held rain or shine. Parking is free.

At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill

  • Free fishing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Fishing equipment provided – limited supplies. Bring your own pole if you have it.
  • No fishing license needed.

At Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A

  • Fly lure tying demonstrations.
  • Come see a fish from the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab
  • CATCH THE FISH BUS HERE! Free shuttle bus to and from Barton Cove as needed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At Turners Falls Fishway: 15 First Street

  • Fish printing – The art of Gyotaku, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.


June 4, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376 United States
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