With over 400 waterfalls in Massachusetts, making plans to see some of them can feel daunting as you sort and sift through all the innumerable options. Look no further than this ultimate guide to waterfalls in the Berkshires of Massachusetts! We’ve focused our list on waterfalls that are within 30-40 minutes of the Devonfield Inn here in beautiful Lee, MA. You are certain to find something you love and capture beautiful photos along the way.
- Campbell Falls—A quick drive to Campbell Falls State Park in Connecticut will bring you to the trailhead of this unique waterfall. Take a short, gentle hike (about 1.4 miles round trip) to Campbell Falls where you can observe the distinctive zigzag pattern of this grand waterfall. The flow changes directions more than once as it cascades down the jagged boulders, making this waterfall one you don’t want to miss.
- Wahconah Falls State Park—This state park is home to a delightful 40-foot cascade and an easy approach trail. It’s also one of the closer waterfalls to our inn, so it’s a good choice if you want to fit it in between other activities.
- Race Brook Falls—Prepare for a more challenging hike to see this series of falls in Mount Everett State Reservation in Sheffield, MA. The views are well worth the effort though, as you climb the steep and rocky trail up to any of the three back-to-back falls.
- Stevens Glen—This is another waterfall trail close to Devonfield Inn and boasts a quick, easy hike to a beautiful, yet underrated fall. Many folks love this trail for the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding forest and the beauty of the glen.
- Umpachene Falls—If you’re looking to cool off, this waterfall is for you. The beautiful cascades flow into a delightful swimming hole that is perfect for a hot summer day.
- Glendale Falls—This is one of the longest runs in the state of Massachusetts and is only .3 mile from the parking area, making it a quick venture. If you’re wanting to see the base of the falls, a quick but challenging scramble down the rocks will lead you there.
- Lulu Cascade—Experience the most beautiful parts of Pittsfield State Forest as you hike to this enchanting waterfall pair of waterfalls known collectively as Lulu Cascade.
- Bash Bish Falls—Last but not least, this epic waterfall is the crowning jewel of the Berkshires and one visit will have you hooked. Hike about 2 miles round trip to see Massachusett’s tallest and most famous waterfall, measuring in at about 80 feet in height.
Most of these hikes are fairly easy and will give you big payoffs in beauty and wonder. As with all activities during the uncertainty of Covid-19, make sure to check that the trail will be open when you want to go and that you are observing the appropriate precautions advised by the agency that manages the trails and waterfalls. We can’t wait to see you at Devonfield Inn where we can pamper you before and after your waterfall and hiking adventures. Book a stay today to come to see us during peak waterfall season! Better yet, reserve one of our picnic lunches so you can enjoy a gourmet meal out on the trail.