Bash Bish Falls from the New York side, parking on Route 344 has a great kiosk with all the historical details of this area, including the Bash Bish Inn once here on Cedar Mountain in 1879 overlooking the falls and the Iron Industry. Bash Bish Creek cascades down more than 1300 feet from a spring-fed source in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts, through a picturesque gorge to meet the Roeliff Jansen Kill at the base of the Taconic Ridge. Bash Bish Falls, where the creek waters dramatically drop 200 feet into a boulder-lined pool, was first visited and admired by adventurous 18th-century travelers. By the 1850s, it had become a well-known tourist destination, popularized in published travel accounts, periodicals, and by the prominent landscape painter, John Frederick Kensett, who painted and exhibited five views of the falls.
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