Hikes & Walks

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.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesborough

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail runs north to south along Route 8, from Lanesborough and north to the visitor center in Adams.

Cascades Trail

North Adams

A short hike along a wooded stream to a cascading waterfall.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

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

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

Adams

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mt. Prospect Overlook

Mount Greylock State Reservation

There are many ways to hike to this beautiful vista. Grab a good pair of shoes, maybe some hiking poles, and choose your route!

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.

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

History touring, picnicking, hiking and bird-watching are just a few of the available activities here.

Stone Hill

The Clark Art Institute

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

The Hopper Trails

Mount Greylock Reservation

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

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Nature & Gardens

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Among the oldest botanical gardens in the U.S., Berkshire Botanical Garden emphasizes native plants and offers public programs.

Bridge of Flowers

Shelburne Falls

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

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.

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.

Pollinator Garden

The Spruces Park

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

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

History touring, picnicking, hiking and bird-watching are just a few of the available activities here.

The Night Sky

The Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association

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

Williamstown Bird Watching

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

A guide to some of the best places to see birds near downtown Williamstown.

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Summer

Bike Berkshire North

Williamstown, North Adams, Adams

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

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

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

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.

Donnybrook Golf Course

Lanesboro

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

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.

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.

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 excellent playing conditions.

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.

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Biking

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesborough

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail runs north to south along Route 8, from Lanesborough and north to the visitor center in Adams.

Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

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

Bike Berkshire North

Williamstown, North Adams, Adams

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

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!

Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

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

Jiminy Peak

Hancock

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is a great place for the whole family to ski!

Mount Snow

One of the very first ski resorts on the East Coast, Mount Snow is continuing to define the ski industry even today.

Notchview XC Ski

Trustees of Reservations

More than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain and miles of groomed ski trails.

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

When you’re ready for a break from the winter outdoors, come in and play candlepin bowling at one of the oldest bowling alleys in the country.

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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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Running

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesborough

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail runs north to south along Route 8, from Lanesborough and north to the visitor center in Adams.

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Fishing

Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

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

Cheeky Fishing

NORAD Mill

A fly fishing reel company based in the northern Berkshires

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

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

Fly Fishing Reports

Orvis

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

Hilltown Anglers

Deerfield River and its tributaries

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

Windsor Lake

North Adams

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

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Hiking Maps & Guides

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.

Northern Berkshires Trails

Northern Berkshire County Trails

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

Williamstown Trails

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

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

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Fall

Corn Maze at Hick’s Family Farm

open weekends in the Fall

Children and adults both love the corn maze challenge! There’s also a scavenger hunt, mini golf, farm stand and food truck.

Halloween at The Village

Hancock Shaker Village

October 31, 2020

Hancock Shaker Village that is! With a costume contest for kids, scavenger hunt, ghost stories, goodie bag and more!

Ioka Valley Farm

A farm, farm stand, and shop with maple syrup, beef, pumpkins, and more!

Lakeview Orchard

Orchard, farm stand, cider mill, bakery and kitchen. Pick your own or pick up freshly picked fruit!

The Stickle Quilt

Bennington Museum

The 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt is only on display for a brief time each Fall.

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