Hikes & Walks

Williamstown Trails

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation maintains numerous trails in the Williamstown area with a comprehensive online trail map and a kiosk at 671 Cold Spring Road.

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.

Bascom Lodge at the Summit of 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.

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.

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


[Temporarily closed due to COVID-19] 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.

Stony Ledge

On Mt. Greylock

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

Stone Hill at the Clark


Walking trails cross the hills, woods, and pastures behind the museum. Open year-round.

Field Farm


[Temporarily closed due to COVID-19] An historic art deco house and picnic tables overlook the pond. Trails travel around fields and through forest.

Greylock Glen


A network of meadows, swamps and woodlands covers more than 1,000 acres on the slopes of Mount Greylock, with picnic tables by the pond and trails throughout.

Mount Greylock State Reservation

Top of Mount Greylock

Paved roads lead up the state’s tallest peak. From the top, you can see several states plus access hiking trails.

Clarksburg State Park


Nestled in acres of northern hardwood forest, Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area. The pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails.

Mount Greylock State Reservation

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts, with dramatic views across 60 to 90 miles of valleys and ridges.

Sheep Hill


This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by Williamstown Rural Lands in 2000. History touring, picnicking, hiking and bird-watching are just a few of the available activities here.

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