Hikes & Walks

Bascom Lodge on Mount Greylock

Top of Mount Greylock

Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood building at the summit Mount Greylock, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s on the Appalachain Trail. It is open from May to October.

Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts

Throughout Berkshire County

The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesboro

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a multiuse trail running north – south in Berkshire County.

Cascades Trail

North Adams

A short, beautiful river walk following the Notch Brook in North Adams from the end of Marion Avenue to a popular cascading waterfall. Visit BerkshireHiking.com for a complete description.

Field Farm


Enjoy more than four miles of moderate hiking.

Hoosac Range Trail

North Adams

Three-mile ridgeline trail over dramatic cliffs to Spruce Hill, offering outstanding hiking, snowshoeing, views and birdwatching during raptor migration.

Hopkins Memorial Forest


A 2,600 acre reserve managed by Williams College for research and teaching activities while preserving and monitoring forest resources.

Mount Greylock Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is open year-round with trail maps, orientation, tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural stories of the park.

Northern Berkshire Outdoor Guide

Williams College

An introduction to the Berkshires and an extensive list of trails and sections on hiking, fishing, climbing, paddling and winter camping.

Mountain Meadow Preserve


Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both novice hikers and serious naturalists.

Pine Cobble Trail


Offers one of the finest panoramic views of the Hoosic River valley.

Pittsfield State Forest


30 miles of trails encourage visitors to escape into the quiet of the state forest which follows the crest of the Taconic Mountain Range separating Massachusetts and New York.

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Naturalist/interpreter on hand each Saturday in the summer for tours and casual exploration.

Stony Ledge

On Mt. Greylock

A challenging hike with great views—some say the best views in the Mount Greylock State Reservation.

Clarksburg State Park


Miles of trails around Mauserts pond, camping, picnic areas, fishing, and great views.

Family Nature Walks

One World Conservation Center

Nature walk for all ages exploring meadows, wetlands, and woodlands.

Snowshoe walk/hike at Natural Bridge

Hoosic River Watershed Association

February 25, 2018 1:00 AM - February 25, 2018 3:00 AM

A winter guided snowshoe or hike will explore trails up and around the Natural Bridge, led by Andy Kawczak and the Hoosic River Wathershed Association, with light history with hot chocolate.

Night hike on trails at the Clark

Hoosic River Watershed Association

March 2, 2018 6:45 AM - March 2, 2018 8:00 AM

Hike by moonlight, or not, on Steephill Trails with Elayne Murphy and the Hoosic River Wattershed Association, heading out from the Clark Art Institute through the woods and fields around Stone Hill.

One World Conservation Center

One World Conservation Center

The nature center at the Greenberg Reserve holds walks and talks to explore the Vermont woods, fields and wetlands year-round, to learn about the land and ways to preserve and protect it.

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