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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Winter

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Sweet Brook Farm

Horse drawn sleigh rides through the farm with views of Mt. Greylock and hot cocoa in a secret cabin.

Stone Hill

Clark Art Institute

January 1 - March 20, 2018

A network of trails climb through cow pastures and woodlands on the hill behind the Clark Art Institute — some of the gentlest slopes in Williamstown for hiking, snoweshoing and cross-country skiing.

Mount Greylock

January 1 - March 20, 2018

Trails to snowshoe or ski cross-country or downhill, including the Thunderbolt, site of a historic annual ski race. The road to the summit is closed in winter, and trails at higher elevations may have deep snow even when the valley is bare, so prepare for the weather.

Hopkins Memorial Forest

Williams College

January 1 - March 20, 2018

The Williams College Center for Environmental Studies manages  2600 acres of forest in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont, with trails for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing that link up with the Taconic Crest Trail along the ridge.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Sheep Hill

January 1 - March 20, 2018

Walk, hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on trails at Sheep Hill, on gentle paths or steep slopes. Find a full trail map of Williamstown and surrounding areas and more information at the WRLF website.

Berkshire East Ski Resort

Charlemont, MA

For 35 years, Berkshire East ski resort has been offering great skiing at affordable prices.

Jiminy Peak

Hancock

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England.

Outdoor Ice Skating

Sand Springs Recreational Center

Outdoor ice skating at Sand Springs Pool – weather permitting!

Notchview Race Series

Trustees of Reservations

December 19, 2017 3:30 PM

5-7K Skate Race: A fun, informal community event. No snow? Race turns into a trail running race.

Learn to Ski Program

Notchview

December 31, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Cross-country skiing program giving newcomers the confidence to head out on Notchview’s beginner trail system through March 31.

The Cages at The Mill

North Adams

State of the art, 4200 square foot facility provides an indoor training space that allows athletes to take their game to the next level.

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Nature & Gardens

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.

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

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

Bridge of Flowers

Shelburne Falls

A 1908 trolley bridge that is now covered with flowers to enjoy from April until the end of October.

George Aiken Wildflower Trail

Bennington, VT

Showcases native wildflowers and ferns that Aiken loved, propagated, wrote about, and urged others to grow.

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Biking

Bike Berkshire North

Williamstown, North Adams, Adams

Your one-stop location for cycling through the Northern Berkshires and beyond.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesboro

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

Village Bike Rentals

Adams

Visitors and residents of all ages can rent bikes and cruise the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.

The Spoke

Colonial Shopping Plaza

Large selection of “new old stock” parts, latest models, cutting edge clothing and accessories. Bike rentals.

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Summer

Taconic Golf Club

Williamstown

Ranked #1 Best Public Golf Course in Massachusetts by Golf Magazine.

Donnybrook Golf Course

Lanesboro

The county’s newest course, offers everything a golfer could ask for in a nine-hole layout.

Margaret Lindley Park

Williamstown

Manmade pond that’s fed by the Hemlock Brook has sandy beach and shallow areas for the little ones.

Mt. Hope Park

Williamstown

Lounge along the Green River at Mt. Hope Park.

Sand Springs Pool

Williamstown

Sand Springs Pool is the perfect bucolic setting for relaxation in natural spring waters, outdoor recreation and fitness.

Trail Riding on Horseback

Demayo's Bonnie Lea Farm

An extensive trail system stretches across beautiful fields, over gentle streams, through shady groves and off-property for more experienced riders.

Deerfield River Rafting

Zoar Outdoor

Beginner to advanced rafters can find rafting fun on the Deerfield River from April to October. Mellow family trips to Class IV fun.

Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water rafting trips, kayaking clinics, zip line canopy tours, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and kayak rentals for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts.

The Cages at The Mill

North Adams

State of the art, 4200 square foot facility provides an indoor training space that allows athletes to take their game to the next level.

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Spectator Sports

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