Hikes & Walks

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

Williamstown

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

Williamstown

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

Williamstown

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

Williamstown

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

Pittsfield State Forest

Pittsfield

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

Clarksburg

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.

Winter Tree Identification Walk

One World Conservation Center

December 16, 2017 10:00 AM

OWCC and Vermont Woodland Association lead a guided walk to learn more about how to identify trees and shrubs in a winter landscape with Bennington Country Forester Kyle Mason, through open meadow, wetland and wooded hillsides.

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