Turners Falls Fish Way

The ladders at the Fish Way.


Turners Falls Fish Way
At the Turners Falls Dam  (Behind Town Hall, One Avenue A)
Open during the spring migration/ mid May through mid June
Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free admission, no reservations required.
For school program reservations call 413-659-3714

The Turners Falls Fish Way gives you and underwater view of fish swimming upstream during the spawning season. The fish climb a series of rising pools (ladders) much the same way as they would overcome the natural rises in the river before dams were built.

The Turners Falls Fish Way was completed in 1980. Visitors to the facility can see a variety of  migrating fish, including shad, lampreys, and Atlantic salmon. For more information, visit the FirstLight Power website.