A TOUR OF Massachusetts’ state parks, from the mountains in the west to the beaches in the east, highlights the varied history and terrain of one of America’s oldest states.
1. Bash Bish Falls State Park
Nestled into the low rolling profile of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, this park holds Massachusetts’ highest single drop waterfall, Bash Bish Falls. On a hot day, hike to the bottom of the falls to feel the cool spray of the waterfall, and if it’s a clear day, scale the rocks to get a view of New York and Massachusetts.
Trailheads at this park are a good starting point to explore the nearly 10,000 acres of nearby forestland managed as wilderness and protected by Massachusetts and New York.