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Bash Bish Falls is a short 0.5 mile hike from the parking lot to the falls. Cool off in the swimming hole beneath the falls.
One of my favorite walks to a spectacular falls. The trail is easy to follow and one mile from NY parking lot and 0.5 from the parking lot. The apparent place to swim. There are several very nice, family safe swimmable pools in the creek above and after the falls. There are signs at the top of the falls warning you not to approach too near the top. Be sure to swim upstream or downstream of these signs. You can camp on the NY side in Copake Falls NY at Taconic State Park or for nearby camping in the MA side you can hike from Mt. Washington State Forest HQ to the Ashley Brook primitive campsites easily. These are state approved and designated primitive campsites with outhouse toilets.
Bash Bish Fall State Park is located in the southern Berkshires of western MA. The falls are right on the MA/NY state line and there is parking and access from both NY and MA Parking lots.
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We started in the New York side (Taconic State Park) and checked out the old Iron Works first, very interesting! Then we took the trail to the falls which features the NY-Mass border. There is a sign so its fun to take a pic standing half in each state! The falls are beautiful but was quite the crowd.
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