In pre-colonial times tribes of Indians lived on the northern shores of Winnipesaukee. Their most feared enemies were the Mohawks, who often attacked from the west (upper New York). When attacks were imminent, the local Indians sent the women and children up Shannon Brook for a mile or more until they reached Falls of Song, for there was a hidden cave there where they could hide undetected. It is impossible to see the cave, hidden behind the high ledge just to the left of where the falls drops. During glacial meltback, the huge volumes of water apparently created a whirlpool at the bottom of the falls, which carved out this cave in the face of the ledge. You're looking down about 45' from the top of the cliff-the cave is at the top-in the right corner you see the very bottom of the falls, just before it strikes the brook. It would be very dangerous to attempt to wade the brook to see the cave, for the water near the falls would be over your head.
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