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MassWildlife, Family Fishing Festival

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Our annual Family Fishing Day is Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at Barton Cove. Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is held rain or shine. Parking is free at each site.At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill

  • Fishing equipment provided – limited supplies available. Bring your own pole if you have it.
  • No fishing license needed.

At Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A

  • Fly lure tying demonstrations and more!

Sponsored by: MassWildlife, Western Mass Fly Fishermen, First Light, Turners Falls Fishway, Friends of the Discovery Center, and USGS.

Open to the public, no pre-registration is required, email [email protected] for more information.

The Turners Falls Fishway is Open!

Ongoing, May 14 through June 12

Mark your calendars! Don’t miss the annual spring migration of fish at the Turners Falls Fishway at 15 First Street. The Fishway is open May 14 — June 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Then, visit us at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

It’s easy to learn to fish. All you need to get started is some simple gear and a little practice! Read fishing tips and watch tutorial videos. Use our fishing map to find places to fish near you! You can also explore trout stocked waters or handicapped accessible fishing sites
free fishing weekend


June 4
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT


Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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(413) 863-3221
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