The Turners Falls Fishway lets visitors see what fish look like underwater as they swim upstream. The fish swim over a series of rising pools in much the same way they would have overcome the natural rises in the river before dams were built. Completed in 1980, the Turners Falls ladders help migrating fish past the Turners Falls dam. The fish include shad, lampreys, and Atlantic salmon. The fish ladder is open for public viewing during the height of spawning season from mid-May to mid-June.

Turners Falls Dam, behind the Montague Town Hall
1 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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