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Bash Bish Falls State Park

Birding in Massachusetts

Bash Bish Falls State Park
Falls Road
Mount Washington, Massachusetts 01258
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About Bash Bish Falls State Park
Bash Bish Falls is the highest waterfall in Massachusetts and a popular scenic destination. The dramatic final pitch of Bash Bish Brook drops about 80 feet into an emerald plunge pool. Enjoy a hike to experience the wonder and beauty of this deep, verdant gorge. Nearby, Taconic State Park in New York state offers more visitor amenities, picnicking, swimming, and camping.

Hiking is required to get to the falls. You have two options:
+ From Massachusetts Parking Lot: Difficult ability, about 0.6 miles round-trip. Shorter, more rugged, and strenuous.
+ From New York Parking Lot: Moderate ability, about 1.5 miles round-trip. Longer and gradual, but rocky and uneven.

Where you park determines your hike to the falls. Parking is free at the parking lot on Falls Road in Mount Washington, MA, limited to 24 cars. Parking is also available at Taconic State Park, off NY-344 in Copake Falls, NY. On-road parking along Falls Road or Route 344 is not permitted at any time.
From Bash Bish Falls State Park webpage