I love a good rivalry. Whether it be in pop culture *NSYNC vs. The Backstreet Boys or Ford vs. Chevy I'm always in for a little jousting.

If we're being honest, the best rivalries are within the sports world and in turn flow into state rivalries. And at the end of the day, the biggest sports-state rivalry is New York vs. Boston.

Maybe we're biased because we're located in New York, but who's not thinking of the Yankees and Red Sox when the word "rivalry" is mentioned? Or the New York Giants and the New England Patriots...we can't forget that 18-1 season.

It looks like now the State Parks are getting involved in the New York/Massachusetts beef.

NY-MA Rivalry Blows Over Into The State Parks

Hudson Valley hikers and outdoors lovers are familiar with Bash Bish Falls and the trail in Copake, New York. It's located in the Taconic State Park and right on the New York-Massachusetts state line.

It's cool, depending on where you park, you can be in 2 states at once! With that being said, Taconic State Park- Copake Falls/Rudd Pond shared a photo on their Facebook page of the trail after a mid-week leaf cleanup. However, something looked off about the picture. Can you spot it?

Taconic State Park- Copake Falls/Rudd Pond Facebook
Taconic State Park- Copake Falls/Rudd Pond Facebook

Did you catch it?

That's a perfectly straight line of leaves on the NY-MA state line. Taconic State Park wrote on Facebook:

Well played Massachusetts, well played…

Whoever was in charge of leaf blowing, blew all the leaves from the trail on the MA side onto the NY side.

Ah yes...the rivalry continues.

Hudson Valley Trails That Lead to Breathtaking Waterfalls

While we're on the topic of Bash Bish Falls...there are so many great waterfalls to visit in New York State and the Hudson Valley. TLC may sing "Don't go chasing waterfalls" but these 7 (including Bash Bish!) are worth the visit if you're nearby, take a look:

7 Breathtaking Waterfalls Around the Hudson Valley

TLC may sing "Don't go chasing waterfalls" but these 7 are worth the visit if you're in and around the Hudson Valley.

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

Gallery Credit: Peter Richman

Dutchess County Parks Wilcox Park Critter Cam

Dutchess County Parks has shared some of the latest photos from the Wilcox Park Critter Cam. They set it up in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to track the animals that cross through and live in the park.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn


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