For this one you (and your guest) must be someone I've hiked with before and you must be someone that I know can handle a strenuous 7-10 mile hike.
This is one of my favorite hikes within a 2 hr radius of Westchester. Great Views & a beautiful waterfall
Note: We are meeting at the Lower Parking lot for Bash Bish and we will shuttle to either the Mt. Washington Lot or South Brace if we are a small group.
To throw something different in the mix, we will be coming down the STEEP blue trail at the end of the hike and we will be crossing the brook that leads into the falls. This may require taking off your boots and rolling up your pants.
$1.00 fee for this event.
Please remember to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, camera, hat, bugspray, snacks, change of footwear and clothing and a sunny disposition.
Please do not sign up for this one as a maybe.
Post Hike dining - Assuming it hasn't been sold - The legendary Taconic Wayside Inn
If there is interest, we can organize carpools from westchester or putnam.
Directions: For those coming from Connecticut or NYC area it's best to get on Rt. 22 north as it heads up New York along the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. Keep on Rt. 22 north and you'll eventually come to Copake, NY which is located where New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts borders meet. Proceed through the town of Copake and soon you'll approach the town of Copake falls. As you near Copake Falls, Rt. 344 east meets Rt. 22. Take a right onto Rt. 344 (east) and follow the signs for "Taconic State Park" The entrance to Taconic State Park is on your left and the entrance to Bash Bish Falls is about a mile up the road from Taconic State Park. (After you pass the entrance to Taconic State Park the road comes to a fork. Bear to your left at this fork following the signs to the entrance of Bash Bish Falls.)
Sorta nearby address for your GPS: The Copake Falls Post Office is about two miles from the MA trailhead, and a mile from the NY trailhead. Its address is:
109 State Route 344
Copake Falls, NY
Just keep heading east on 344 and you’ll be there in a couple minutes.
Note: You want the lower parking lot which is in NY - the meetup map shows the upper parking lot down the road in MA
Will update with phone number as we get cloer to the date.