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Rattlesnake Gutter
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Rattlesnake Gutter, in Leverett, Massachusetts.
Location Leverett, Massachusetts, USA
Governing body Town of Leverett
Saw Mill River Falls
Saw Mill River Falls are located along Rattlesnake Gutter Road just south of the Leverett COOP
Stone chamber
Stone chamber at Rattlesnake Gutter Rd.

Rattlesnake Gutter is a scenic boulder filled chasm, 3/4 mile long and 1/8 mile wide, located in Leverett, Massachusetts. The origins of the gutter are uncertain, but theories include:

  • A subglacial meltwater channel
  • A tear at the site of an old geologic fault.
  • A spillway for a temporary proglacial lake.

An important ecological habitat, the property is under conservation stewardship. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail passes near the gutter.


This chasm is along a short section of the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail just south of the Leverett COOP near Shutesbury Road.

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