The Williamstown area is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and explore the outdoors. Traverse hundreds of hiking trails with unbeatable views, camp at wooded lakeshores, engage with the great outdoors in a variety of inspiring ways.
Try whitewater rafting and fishing on the Deerfield River or visit one of our great swimming holes to cool off on a hot summer day. Soak up nature with birdwatching at Mountain Meadow or a peaceful walk through the Berkshire Botanical Gardens.
We’ve curated a list of the best outdoor activities in the area, and we urge you to plan a visit to soak in the scenic outdoors!
Art in Nature:
Thomas Schutte’s Crystal atop the Clark’s Stone Hill (Williamstown) Challenge level: easy.
Easy walk through manicured pastures:
Sheep Hill (Williamstown) Challenge level: easy.
Butterfly and bird watching:
Mountain Meadow (Williamstown) Challenge level: easy.
Short, steep, and sweet hike:
Pine Cobble (Williamstown) Challenge level: moderate.
Panoramic views of the Hopper and the Greylock Range:
Stony Ledge (Williamstown) Challenge level: moderate.
The ultimate day hike (with food incentive):
Climb, swing, float, and zip through canopies:
Ramblewild (New Ashford).
Epic Swimming Holes:
Raft, kayak, or inner-tube the Deerfield River with Zoar Outdoor (Charlemont) – check for dam release times
One of the best college golf courses in the world:
Taconic Golf Club (Williamstown)