The Williamstown area is a wonderful getaway for families, with numerous outdoor and indoor activities for kids of all ages. Embrace the outdoors with kid-friendly hiking at Hopkin’s Forest or up to Stone Hill Bench.
Ready to embrace your wild side? Jump over to Ramblewild, a tree-to-tree adventure park featuring several courses of varying difficulty. Find additional mountain adventures at Jiminy Peak every summer and winter. Or, introduce your children to the arts — visit MASS MoCA and explore the Kidspace gallery where children can create their own art.
Whether it’s a long weekend in the summer or a ski getaway in the winter, we’ve curated the best activities, hotels, restaurants and adventures for children. Take a look below and create the perfect vacation for your family!
Family-run, friendly meals:
Ice cream worth the queue:
Lickety Split (Williamstown)
Kidspace & Sol Lewitt galleries, both at MASS MoCA (North Adams)
Music on the lawn:
Free Tanglewood rehearsals, summer Saturday mornings (Lenox)
Ramblewild (New Ashford)
Baby animals and artisanal products:
Cricket Creek Farm (Williamstown)
Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield)
Blue tongue skinks and so much more:
Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield)
Out-of-this-world night sky:
Cloudy=Williams College Planetarium (Williamstown)
Clear= Cole Field (Williamstown)
Take a hike:
Williamstown Elementary School
Broad Brook Playground (at Harrison and White Oaks Rd)
Jiminy Peak (Alpine ski and ride, lessons available)
Prospect Mountain XC Ski (near Bennington, VT)