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 and 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.

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.

Stony Ledge

On Mt. Greylock

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

Greylock Glen

Adams

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,?an accessible trail and a mountain biking trail and trails for walking, hiking, romping with dogs and horseback riding.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

In 368 acres of northern hardwood forest,?Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, and the pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose.

Climb Pine Cobble, Class of ’98, over East Mt.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

August 4, 2019 9:00 AM - August 4, 2019 12:30 PM

Free guided hike. Climb Pine Cobble, then Class of ’98 and AP Trails over East Mountain. Oak forests, ancient rock slide. Strenuous.

Guided Hike Mt Greylock Summit

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

August 17, 2019 9:00 AM - August 17, 2019 12:30 PM

Free guided hike. Hike from Mt. Greylock summit. Terrific views. Follow AT trail to Prospect Mt. for views over Williamstown. Moderate.

Sheep Hill

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000. Art and Ella Rosenburg and their son ‘young Art’ moved here in 1933 and had a milking herd for more than 50 years. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid […]

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Nature & Gardens

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Center House has newly reopened with galleries, a teaching kitchen, a botanical library and classroom, and the gardens offer 26 display areas including perennials, roses, a pond and native plant gardens.

Field Farm

Williamstown

Enjoy more than four miles of moderate hiking.

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.

Feast With Your Favorite Pollinators!

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

August 1, 2019 3:00 PM - August 1, 2019 5:00 PM

Join us at Sheep Hill to observe the Monarch butterflies pollinate the meadow, and to enjoy free ice cream sundaes from Lickety Split.

George Aiken Wildflower Trail

Bennington, VT

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

Bridge of Flowers

Shelburne Falls

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

Sheep Hill

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000. Art and Ella Rosenburg and their son ‘young Art’ moved here in 1933 and had a milking herd for more than 50 years. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid […]

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Summer

Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing

Fishing trips

Take a guided fly fishing trip in the fresh highlands of t he Berkshires: float along a Berkshire river, wade in to fish-rich waters, or practice with a casting lesson. Owner Harry Desmond’s enthusiasm for outdoor adventures has led him to Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon, where he worked, played, and explored for more than a […]

Margaret Lindley Park

Williamstown

A manmade pond that’s fed by the Hemlock Brook has sandy beach and shallow areas for the little ones. Open from dawn til dusk.

Taconic Golf Club

Williamstown

Ranked #1 Best Public Golf Course in Massachusetts by Golf Magazine, Taconic offers a wide view over the valley, a classically challenging course, and playing conditions?renovated in 2009.

Donnybrook Golf Course

Lanesboro

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

Mt. Hope Park

Williamstown

Lounge along the Green River at Mt. Hope Park.

Sand Springs Pool

Williamstown

May 31 - September 30, 2019

Sand Springs Pool gives a relaxating setting for bathing 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

Zoar Outdoor offers 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.

North Adams Steeplecats

Joe Wolfe Field

A collegiate summer baseball team brings college baseball players from across the country to play at?Joe Wolfe Field in North Adams ???family-friendly games with a small-town feel.

Sheep Hill

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000. Art and Ella Rosenburg and their son ‘young Art’ moved here in 1933 and had a milking herd for more than 50 years. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid […]

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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 shop is steps from the beginning of the trail, making it easy to get riding.

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Winter

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Sheep Hill

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.

Brew Moon

Trustees of Reservations

Moonlight ski and snowshoe on Notchview’s trails on a self-guided woodland adventure at night. Afterwards, gather inside the Visitor Center for a beer, wine and cheese tasting.

Project Snowshoe at the Clark

Manton Research Center

PROJECT SNOWSHOE The Clark’s campus is the ideal setting for a snowshoe adventure! Visit the equipment rack near the Manton Research Center and borrow a pair of snowshoes to discover the beauty of our campus in winter. Take pictures, share them with #clarkart, and leave us a note in the snowshoe journal (look inside the […]

Sheep Hill

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000. Art and Ella Rosenburg and their son ‘young Art’ moved here in 1933 and had a milking herd for more than 50 years. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid […]

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Spectator Sports

North Adams Steeplecats

Joe Wolfe Field

A collegiate summer baseball team brings college baseball players from across the country to play at?Joe Wolfe Field in North Adams ???family-friendly games with a small-town feel.

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