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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A pleasant but cool start to the day here at the Cascades.
The weather will more or less hold out until this afternoon, and then it gets less pleasant.

Yesterday, shaking off the snows of the winter, we made the trek up to our sawyer, Larry Fife, to get more oak boards for making the Trust property signs and trail signs, as we ran through all the boards we had last fall.

The sky was hazy so there was no view of Boston, but the air was warm, and the sky was bright, and it was a great day to be up on Overlook with the smell of warmed soil, fresh cut tree sap, and sawdust.

Soon these boards will appear in the woods guiding folks along the paths!

Trailhead Conditions at 8:00 a.m. Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 34.2 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 71% and falling;
Pressure is 30.27" of Hg and steady;
Wind is between 1-2 mph in the observation period;
Skies are broken overcast;
Cascades are running;
Cascades Brook is running in both channels;
USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Rain likely, mainly after 2pm.
Cloudy, with a high near 41.
East wind around 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 70%.
New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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