Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Monday, May 12, 2014


Lovely spring day!
At 8 am, it is 58.3 degrees and rising. 
The humidity is 67% and steady. 
The barometer is at 29.32 inches and steady. 
The fire danger remains MODERATE. 

Sunday, May 04, 2014

May the fourth

Lovely Sunday!
At 9:30, it is 57.9 degrees and rising. 
The humidity is 44% and falling. 
The barometer is 28.88 inches of mercury and steady. 
The wind is 14.5 mph. 
The fire danger is MODERATE. 
The Cascades are running from all of the rain earlier this week, and both stream channels are open. 

The Land Trust planted trees at Cascading Waters, Trinity Woods, and Bovenzi Conservation Park yesterday to celebrate Arbor Day. 

Friday, May 02, 2014

Working on Pleasant

Yesterday afternoon, in the space of an hour or so, the temperature went up, the sun came out, and things were getting pretty nice. Not to be too obliging Mother Nature immediately made sure that we had night time downpours and lightning, just to make sure everyone knew who was the boss.

Today started off cool, in the low 40s, but has crept up into nearly pleasant, and the sun makes occasional appearances just to keep us all hopeful but guessing.

The Cascades are still running white, thought they are no longer roaring. Both of the Cascades streams are running in their channels. Clearly the water table is still high.

Conditions at the Lodge at 2:00 p.m.:

Temperature is 67.3 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 39% and steady;
Pressure is 28.94" of Hg and steady;
Wind Speed is variable, peaking at 25.5 mph; and
USFS Fire Danger Class is MODERATE.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Happy May Day! The Cascades are ROARING!

At 8:15, the temperature is 43.7 and steady
The humidity is 98% and steady, with mist in the air.
The barometer is 29.06 inches of mercury and falling.
There is a flood watch in Worcester until 6 pm tonight.
The wind is stirring, but we don't have a reading.
The Cascades Brook is running through both channels.
And the Cascades are ROARING!