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.

Trailblazer 5K Run on Stone Hill

Clark Art Institute

October 9 - October 6, 2018

Art and nature combine to create a trail run — explore the natural beauty of the Clark Art Institute’s campus with a run up the summit of Stone Hill and on the trails through meadows and woodlands.

Williamstown Ring Hike: Stone Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

October 13, 2018

 Stone Hill Trails: a loop hike with geological interpretation, easy walking. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.

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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.

Bridge of Flowers

Shelburne Falls

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

George Aiken Wildflower Trail

Bennington, VT

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

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Summer

Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing

Fishing trips

Take a guided fly fishing trip in the fresh highlands of The Berkshires—  float along a Berkshire river, wade in to fish-rich waters, or practice with a casting lesson.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Adventure Park

Hancock

May 31 - September 30, 2018

Twist and turn on the Mountain Coaster; coast at your own speed through tunnels, dips and curves on the Alpine Super Slide; fly through the air on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and more …

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

May 31 - September 30, 2018

Once a farm and fields with an expansive view to Mount Greylock, the Williamstown Rural Lands Foudnation’s home and property is open for gentle walks, hikes and programs on natural history and rural heritage.

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.

Field Farm

Williamstown

May 31 - September 30, 2018

At Field Farm, the family of Williams College alum Lawrence Bloedel collected outdoor sculpture by Arline Shulman, Elbert Weinberg, Jack Zajac and others, overlooksing 316 acres of conserved land with four miles of trails

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.

Mount Greylock State Reservation

Massachusetts Highest Peak

May 31 - October 15, 2018

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

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.

Ramblewild Aerial Adventure Park

Lanesborough

May 31 - September 30, 2018

A new aerial adventure park in Lanesborough with eight courses of varying difficulty allows visitors to guide themselves through the as many of the 150 elements as they feel comfortable tackling.

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.

The Cages at The Mill

North Adams

State of the art, 4200 square foot facility provides an indoor training space that allows athletes to take their game to the next level.

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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

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Sweet Brook Farm

Horse drawn sleigh rides through the farm with views of Mt. Greylock and hot cocoa in a secret cabin.

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.

Outdoor Ice Skating

Sand Springs Recreational Center

Outdoor ice skating at Sand Springs Pool – weather permitting!

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.

The Cages at The Mill

North Adams

State of the art, 4200 square foot facility provides an indoor training space that allows athletes to take their game to the next level.

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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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