Applegate Inn is just down the road from Massachusetts’ highest waterfall, Bash Bish Falls. In fact, we’re surrounded by magnificent Berkshires waterfalls and spring is the perfect time to visit them!
There’s nothing like an active waterfall to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit. The soothing sight and sound of water cascading down over rocks and crags to splash in a receiving pool below can be almost hypnotic.
There are well over 30 popular waterfalls in Berkshire County. They vary in size and accessibility but all tend at their peak with spring runoff this time of year.
All 5 Berkshires waterfalls listed below are well within a scenic hour’s drive of Applegate Inn, our Lee, MA bed and breakfast. In fact, most are an easy half-hour away.
Bash Bish Falls
Bash Bish Falls are located in Mount Washington State Forest and easily the most famous Berkshires waterfall on our list. The 80′ drop and split into two flumes is spectacular. The only problem is everyone knows it and the falls can attract up to 3,000 people a day in summer. Beat the crowds and visit them when they are at their peak in early spring! The falls are reached via an easy, less than a half-mile hike. Learn more.
Race Brook Falls
Race Brook Falls, near Sheffield, MA, is actually a series of five cascades, located on the slopes of Mount Race. Many of the falls tumble nearly 100 feet. The second set of falls are the most photogenic. While the hike to see all 5 falls is just over a mile and moderately difficult, seeing them all is worth the effort, if you’re up to it. More information.
This 40-foot cascade located just outside Dalton, MA only occurs after Wahconah Falls Brook splashes over several other, smaller falls. The 5-minute hike to reach the falls is considered fairly easy. Directions and info.
Campbell Falls is located in Campbell Falls State Park along the Massachusetts and Connecticut border. In fact, Campbell Falls State Park is located in Connecticut … but the falls are in Massachusetts! The 5 to 10 minute hike is fairly easy and, if you go when the flow is high, you’ll hear the falls well before you see them. The Campbell Falls cascade zigzags down the its cliff face quite spectacularly at full flow. These falls are very much worth your time. Learn more.
Also known as the Notch Brook Cascade, The Cascade can be found in a North Adams town park. The falls are almost hidden by the towering walls of the gorge they flow through. The flow can be an anticlimactic “horsetail” in the wrong season but, from April to June, can be surprisingly powerful. It is an easy 20 minute hike to the falls. More information.
No End To The Beauty of The Berkshires
No matter what it is that brings you to the Berkshires – culture, nature, adventure, history, romance – Applegate Inn can help. We love to share the beauty of the area with our guests and our luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast, in Lee, MA, makes for the perfect home base for any and all explorations.
Right now we’re offering a Spring Fever Lodging Special: stay any 2 nights, Thurs. – Sun. starting April 4th through May 12th, for only $189 a night! Visit our Berkshires Lodging Specials and Packages page for more details.