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Swimming hole or easy waterfall hike?

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Swimming hole or easy waterfall hike?

Hi,

Going with my family (including toddler) to Great Barrington for a long weekend and looking for things to do. Can you recommend a public swimming hole or a nice hike (maybe with waterfall) to do with a toddler?

Any other suggestions would be much appreciated as well!!

TIA

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Berkshires, MA
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1. Re: Swimming hole or easy waterfall hike?

Here's a really good resource for you:

berkshirefamilyfocus.com/local-news-for-fami…

When do you plan on being there?

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2. Re: Swimming hole or easy waterfall hike?

August 26-29

Thanks for the link!

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3. Re: Swimming hole or easy waterfall hike?

Swimming holes: lake Mansfield park or Benedict pond in beartown state forest

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4. Re: Swimming hole or easy waterfall hike?

Hike to a waterfall: Bash Bish Falls - tallest waterfall in Massachusetts!

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

The hike from the New York parking lot (about 20 minutes from Great Barrington) takes about 1/2 hour each way - it's mostly uphill on the way there, but an easy wide path. There is no swimming allowed at the falls pool (but people do - and I saw some with toddlers). There are also places along the stream that leads away from the falls where people wade in the water (again, it is not allowed).

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Berkshires, MA
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