The Fishway is open during the spring migration from mid-May through mid-June, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. The Fishway is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly guides who will share information about anadromous fish and restoration efforts. Underwater viewing windows offer visitors of all ages a chance to see migratory fish during their upriver journey to spawn. American shad and sea lamprey can often be seen swimming by the windows. A short walk along the scenic canal side bike path, offers views of the spillway fish ladder. The Visitor Center is adjacent to the Turners Falls Bike Path and our Unity Park picnic area on the shores of the Connecticut River.
Viewing windows open Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., mid-May to mid-June
Free admission, no reservations required.
Directions: Traveling south or north on Rte. 91, take exit 27 for Rte. 2 east (Greenfield/ Boston). Turn right at the second light and go over the bridge. Turn left onto First Street. The fishway is on your left. Traveling west on Rte. 2, travel 9.5 miles beyond Erving Center and turn left at the first light. Go over the bridge and turn left onto First Street.
The fishway is on your left. Physical address: 15 First Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376; Mailing address: 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360; Phone: 800-859-2960