Hikes & Walks

Williamstown Trails

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

WRLF maintains numerous trails and offers an interactive online trail map.

Northern Berkshires Trails

Northern Berkshire County Trails

An online thematic and curated guide to hikes and walks throughout the northern Berkshire hills and forests.

Appalachian Trail

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

Mount Greylock Summit

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 hike along a wooded stream to a cascading waterfall.

Hoosac Range Trail

North Adams

Ridgeline trail over dramatic cliffs to Sunset Rock and Spruce Hill, offering outstanding hiking, snowshoeing, views and birdwatching during raptor migration.

Hopkins Memorial Forest

Williams College

A 2,600 acre reserve managed by Williams College for research and teaching activities while preserving and monitoring forest resources.

Mount Greylock Visitor Center

Mount Greylock State Reservation

The Visitor Center is open year-round with trail maps, orientation, tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural stories of the park.

North Berkshire Outdoor Guide Book

Williams Outing Club

This book offers an introduction to the Berkshires and an extensive list of hiking trails with sections on fishing, climbing, paddling and winter camping.

Mountain Meadow Preserve

Trustees of Reservations

Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both hikers and naturalists.

Pine Cobble Trail

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

One of the finest panoramic views of the Hoosic River valley rewards this steep rocky hike.

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.

The Hopper Trails

Mount Greylock Reservation

Great views, cold streams, wildflowers and more. Several trails start here at the end of Hopper Road.

Stone Hill

The Clark Art Institute

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

Field Farm

Trustees of Reservations

An historic art deco house and picnic tables overlook the pond. Trails travel around fields and through forest.

Greylock Glen

Multi-use trails designed to accommodate a wide variety of users with different skills and interests. Greylock Glen also serves as a gateway to the Mt. Greylock State Reservation trail system.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

Nestled in acres of northern hardwood forest, Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, hiking, boating, and fishing.

Close to Home: Art, Nature, History

Sheep Hill

July 30 - August 7, 2020 9:00 AM

Show Extended – Local Artists Shine at Sheep Hill! Experience Art in Nature while walking the trails at this Outdoor Art Exhibit.

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

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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Nature & Gardens

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Center House has 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.

Mount Greylock Visitor Center

Mount Greylock State Reservation

The Visitor Center is open year-round with trail maps, orientation, tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural stories of the park.

Field Farm

Trustees of Reservations

An historic art deco house and picnic tables overlook the pond. Trails travel around fields and through forest.

George Aiken Wildflower Trail

Bennington Museum

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

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

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.

Pollinator Garden

The Spruces Park

Peruse or volunteer at this lovely Bee Friendly wildflower garden in The Spruces Park.

The Night Sky

The Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association

Look up at night and wonder! Guides to viewing the night sky.

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Summer

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.

Bike Berkshire North

Williamstown, North Adams, Adams

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

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.

Mt. Hope Park

Williamstown

Lounge along the Green River at Mt. Hope Park.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

Nestled in acres of northern hardwood forest, Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, hiking, boating, and fishing.

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.

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Biking

Bike Berkshire North

Williamstown, North Adams, Adams

Your one-stop location for road biking 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.

Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

THE source for outdoor gear, clothing, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, mountain bikes, backcountry and xc skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and much more.

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

Berkshire East Ski Resort

Charlemont, MA

For 35 years, Berkshire East ski resort has been offering great skiing at affordable prices plus snow tubing and lessons for the whole family!

Jiminy Peak

Hancock

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

Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

THE source for outdoor gear, clothing, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, mountain bikes, backcountry and xc skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and much more.

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 […]

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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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Fishing

Windsor Lake

North Adams

Close to town, Windsor Lake invites picnics, hiking, and swimming on a sandy beach with views of the mountains.

Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

THE source for outdoor gear, clothing, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, mountain bikes, backcountry and xc skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and much more.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

Nestled in acres of northern hardwood forest, Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, hiking, boating, and fishing.

Hilltown Anglers

Deerfield River and its tributaries

Wading trips in the Deerfield and its tributaries. For beginners, experts, and families.

Fly Fishing Reports

Orvis

Recent fishing reports, tips, and techniques for fly fishing the Deerfield River

Cheeky Fishing

NORAD Mill

A fly fishing reel company based in the northern Berkshires

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