Families Welcome!

Hike in the woods together

From the first moments to the last meal in town, there’s something for all ages and families in the Northern Berkshires.

Wigwam Western Summit

On your way into town, stretch your legs and enjoy inspiring views of the valley and mountains at Petersburg Pass or Wigwam Western Summit.


Inns, motels, and campgrounds are family friendly, so settle in and get ready for fun.

The Cascades

Looking for a good hike? To discover watery wonders, try the Cascades Trail. For a smoother (and drier) stroll, visit Hopkins Forest where wide trails allow kids to run ahead and still be in your sights.

Mount Greylock Summit

At some point you’ll definitely want to summit Mount Greylock. How you get there is your choice: Hike, drive, bicycle, or some combination!

Stone Hill at The Clark Art Institute

Ease into the cultural experiences with a trip to the grounds of The Clark where you can hike woodland trails and walk amongst cows and art, such as the Ground/work exhibition open through autumn 2021.

While you’re there, check out the art inside the museum. The education department always has something going for kids and their families.

Good lunch spots include Pappa Charlie’s Deli and The Spring Street Market & Café in Williamstown. When you’re in North Adams, try The Capitol Restaurant on Main Street and Lickety Split at MASS MoCA.

Sol LeWitt exhibition at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA exhibits surprise and inform. Plus the 19th century mill complex provides big open spaces for easy movement and art-looking.

Kidspace at MASS MoCA

Kidspace at MASS MoCA exhibits world-class artwork in a kid-friendly context and offers related hands-on art projects for families.

Cricket Creek Farm

In spring, look for blooming flowers, inspiring hikes, and baby animals.


In summer, lounge on a lakeside beach, catch an outdoor performance, go fishing, bike a rail trail, pick blueberries, ride a big slide, and climb in the treetops.

Hick’s Family Farm Corn Maze

Fall offers festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, harvests, and apple picking!

Snowshoe in the woods

In winter, dive into the snowy woods on cross-country skis and snowshoes. Or enroll the kids in downhill ski lessons while the adults get a few ski runs on their own.

The Clark Art Institute

Come with your family in any season. Take an adventure. Explore nature and art together. Create memories for a lifetime.


For more ideas, check out our Busy Kids itinerary.