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Bash Bish Falls and Other Magnificent Berkshires Waterfalls

March 22, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Bash Bish Falls and other magnificent Berkshires waterfalls

Bash Bish Falls

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.

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Bash Bish Falls and the Waterfalls of Berkshire County

June 11, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Bash Bish FallsBash Bish Falls may be the tallest and most famous waterfall in the Berkshires – but it’s not the only one! In fact, there are lots of waterfalls in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

There’s just something about a waterfall that is magical. From the sound of the falling water to the sight of it splashing its way down, waterfalls can be hypnotic. Science tells us that falling water releases negative ions into the air that have a positive effect on our moods.

Whatever the reason, waterfalls are almost universally loved.

Luckily, there are many waterfalls in the Berkshires of Western, MA. Some are big, splashing waterfalls like Bash Bish Falls in Mount Washington. Others are small, “horsetail” falls like Stevens Glen in Richmond. Some waterfalls can be seen from the road while others require a hike. While some falls are more seasonal than others, they’re all most exciting during the spring rains and run-off.

Rather than list all the waterfalls in the Berkshires, here are just a few of the more popular ones near our neck of the woods.

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Visit the Berkshires’ Tallest Waterfall: Bash Bish Falls State Park!

April 21, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Bash Bish Falls State ParkBash Bish Falls may be the most iconic and famous of all the waterfalls in the Berkshires. It’s certainly the highest, tumbling nearly 120 feet down a series of cascades, before being split in two for a final drop of 80 feet to the sparkling pool below. Stunning!

Unfortunately, Bash Bish Falls’ fame means it is also one of the most heavily visited sites in the state. This is particularly true during the hot months of summer when so many are on vacation and the allure of the waterfall’s cool spray is strongest.

Consequently, one of the best times to visit Bash Bish Falls State Park is in the spring. Not only are the crowds fewer during this time of year but the flow of Bash Bish Brook tends to be stronger, making the falls that much more dramatic. A real win-win!

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