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New York whitewater, Bash Bish Brook

Columbia Berkshire county, Below Bash Bish Falls to Copake Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     0.6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Hudson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The Below Bash Bish Falls to Copake Falls section of Bash Bish Brook in Columbia / Berkshire County is 0.6 miles long
    and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because
it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This is a very short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There's camping available near Bash Bish Brook. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of  
rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
If you like skiing, you're in luck; Catamount is next to Bash Bish Brook. You don't have to go far from Bash Bish Brook to enjoy Bashbish Falls State Forest; Mt. Washington State Forest is worth going to. This is a really good river. One of the best things about Bash Bish Brook is its proximity to Mudge Pond Town Beach. The Indian Trail is a nice hiking trail in close proximity to Bash Bish Brook; do put some time aside to spend at Bash Bish Falls while you're here at Bash Bish Brook. If the weather is nice here at Bash Bish Brook, you can go for a hike along the Northrop Trail, and at Bash Bish Brook you always meet someone from Copake Falls.

Bash Bish Brook, Below Bash Bish Falls to Copake Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bash Bish Brook.
 Whitewater Near Bash Bish Brook:
Bash Bish Brook, Columbia / Berkshire County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.6 miles long (Below Bash Bish Falls to Copake Falls)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Big Indian to Allaben)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia/ Dutchess County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Ancram to Elizaville)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (below Falls Village Hydro Plant)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.5 miles long (Falls Village Hydro to Kent)
Ten Mile River, Dutchess County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wassaic to NY line)
Kinderhook Creek, Columbia County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 11 miles long (Valatie to Stockport)
Konkapot Brook, Berkshire County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Mill River to Ashley Falls)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
 Ski Areas Near Bash Bish Brook:
Catamount, Massachusetts , 3 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 13 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 19 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 22 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 27 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 32 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 40 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 41 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Beaches Near Bash Bish Brook:
Mudge Pond Town Beach, Litchfield , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Bash Bish Brook:
Days Inn Great Barrington, Great Barrington , 10 miles away
The Inn At Sweet Water Farm, Great Barrington , 11 miles away
Monument Mountain Motel, Great Barrington , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lenox Great Barrington/Berkshires, Great Barrington , 12 miles away
Travelodge Great Barrington Berkshires, Great Barrington , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bash Bish Brook:
Taconic State Park Copake Falls, Copake Falls, 0 miles away
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls, Copake Falls, 1 miles away
Mt Washington State Forest - Alander Mt Shelter, Copake Falls, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Bash Bish Brook:
Northrop Trail, Berkshire , 1 miles away
Indian Trail, Berkshire , 4 miles away
Elbow Trail, Berkshire , 6 miles away
Wild Cat Trail, Berkshire , 16 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Litchfield , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bash Bish Brook:
Mt. Washington State Forest, Massachusetts , 2 miles away
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Housatonic Meadows State Park, Connecticut , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bash Bish Brook:
Undermountain Golf Course, Copake , 3 miles away
Egremont Country Club, Great Barrington , 5 miles away
Copake Country Club, Craryville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Bash Bish Brook
Copake Lake, Columbia , 6 miles away
Queechy Lake, Columbia , 16 miles away
Hilltop Pond, Litchfield , 17 miles away

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