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One of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate during your vacation is to spend time in the great outdoors. The tranquility of nature, especially in the Berkshires, is a great opportunity to reconnect with your inner peace and revitalize your spirit. If you’re hoping to see some of the most beautiful sights in the region, we suggest a trip to Bash Bish Falls State Park in Mt. Washington, MA. This fantastic state park is located about 45 minutes from the Gateways Inn in Lenox, but we promise that the journey is well worth what you’ll find. Here are just some of the best things to do to enjoy a full day at Bash Bish Falls State Park!
With so many things to see and do in the Berkshires, where do you even begin? Request your free copy of our Vacation Guide to the Berkshires to find a full list of great local parks just like Bash Bish Falls State Park and so much more!
Bash Bish Falls State Park is located in the very southwest corner of the state within a cluster of other parks well known for their breathtaking scenery. Within this region, you’ll find over 30 miles of trails, camp sites, scenic viewing areas, and of course, the awe-inspiring falls. To get the most our of your visit to the park, here are the most popular activities that you’ll want to try!
Bash Bish Falls is the tallest double waterfall in the state of Massachusetts. The dramatic waterfalls consist of cascades tumbling through a series of gorges and a hemlock ravine forest. It towers at approximately 60 feet with a sparkling pool at the base, which is perfect for Bash Bish Falls swimming. Don’t forget your camera! The image of these falls is almost too beautiful not to capture.
Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure you won’t soon forget! Bash Bish Falls State Park is surrounded by dozens of hiking trails, some of which you’ll find near the falls! The Taconic Trail and the Mt. Washington State Forest Trail are the closest hiking paths to Bash Bish Falls State Park. For a full list of hiking trails, be sure to visit Massachusetts Hiking website!
The neighboring Mt. Everett State Forest is a great place to enjoy a romantic picnic! Guilder Pond is the most popular of these picnicking areas and is open throughout the day. Bring a basket of your favorite sandwiches and admire the waterside scenery as you enjoy your meal.
Bash Bish Falls State Park and Mt. Everett State Forest are bordered by 3 U.S. states. When you climb to the top of Mt. Everett, you’ll be able to take in a stunning panoramic view of them all! From the perch atop of the mountain, you can see the mountains and valleys of Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. It truly is a unique sight to behold!
After a full day at the parks, we invite you to return to our historic bed & breakfast in Lenox! Unlike other hotels near Bash Bish Falls, our elegant and comfortable guest rooms fuse timeless style with modern amenities. Our on-site restaurant is among the best dining establishments in Lenox. You’ll also have access to our lively lounge, which boasts a full bar with an impressive menu. Plus, the lounge plays host to live music several nights a week. It’s everything you could possibly need for a memorable vacation in one destination!
Book your stay at the Gateways and let us give you the ideal getaway to the Berkshires. We’ll see you soon!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to request your ultimate Vacation Guide to the Berkshires! It’s a handy reference to all of the best things to see and do during your getaway.