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Outdoor Activities in the Berkshires

Biking

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

11 mile rail trail great for walking, biking, skating and cross-country skiing.
Lanesborough to Adams
(413) 442-8928
www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/asrt.htm

Berkshire Outfitters

Outdoor equipment, adjacent to Mt. Greylock and the bike path. Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, snowshoes, cross-country skis and camping gear. Sales and rentals.
Route 8, Adams, MA 01220, Mail: 169 1/2 Grove Street, Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-5900
www.berkshireoutfitters.com

Taking Shape via Indoor/Outdoor Fitness
Explore the beautiful Berkshires via Guided Outdoor Excursions: hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Experience the exhilaration of exploring nature like our forefathers. We also offer In-home Personal Training.
Location: Throughout the Berkshires
(413) 281-7671
taking-shape@hotmail.com
taking-shape.com
The Outdoor Life

Cross Country Skiing

Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiing

B and B lodging and XC ski on 22 km of groomed-tracked trails. Lessons and rentals of skis, snowshoes and skates. Small event rental on site. Small events. 10 miles from Lee.
1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket, MA 01223
(413) 623-0100
info@canterbury-farms.com
www.canterbury-farms.com

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

10 km groomed trails. Ski shop, ski and snowshoe rentals. Group and private lessons. 35,000 sq. ft. spa, in/pool. Sloane's Tavern trailside.
55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-1364/(800) 272-6935
info@cranwell.com
www.cranwell.com

Hilltop Orchards

X-country ski, snowshoe on groomed trails w/scenic 20-mile views. Relax by the fire w/hot cider or a free taste of the orchard's own Furnace Brook wine.
508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond, MA 01254
(800) 833-6274
www.hilltoporchards.com

Notchview

30 km of scenic trails atop the Berkshires. High elevation means more snow. Ski, skate-ski, snowshoe. Lodge and shelters. Family atmosphere.
Route 9, Windsor, MA 01270; Mail: 83 Old Route 9, Windsor, MA 01270
(413) 684-0148
notchview@ttor.org
www.notchview.org

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area

6 mi west of Berlin NY. 50 km wooded forest w/views: 35 km groomed/4 km lighted/15 km snowshoe/5 km backcountry. Lodge/services/lessons/rentals/retail.
1463 Plank Road, East Poestenkill, NY 12140;
Mail: 1463 Plank Road, Petersburg, NY 12138
(518) 283-3652
information@pineridgexc.com
www.pineridgexc.com

Downhill Skiing

Bousquet Ski Resort and Summer Family Fun Center

Year-round family fun. Downhill skiing/snow tubing/water-slides/go-karts/mini-golf/pavilion/BBQs/outings. Catering/lodge/banquets/parties/lounge.
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-8316
info@bousquets.com
www.bousquets.com

Catamount Ski Area

32 trails and terrain part areas including a 400' Halfpipe. $20 lift tickets M,T,W,Th Non-holiday. Night skiing W,Th,F,S. A 1,000' vertical drop and 98% snowmaking.
Route 23, Box 128, South Egremont, MA 01258
(413) 528-1262/(800) 342-1840
info@catamountski.com
www.catamountski.com

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

Berkshires premier 4-season resort and only resort powered by its own wind turbine. Rated best in the Berkshires. Skiing, Riding, Adventure Park.
37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA 01237
(413) 738-5500, (888) 4-Jiminy/Lodging (800) 882-8859
info@jiminy.com
www.jiminypeak.com

Ski Butternut Ski Area and Ski Shop

100% Snowmaking, 22 Trails, 10 Lifts, Tubing, Ski Shop, Cheap Season Passes, $20 Lift Tickets (M,T,W,Th) Affordable, family oriented and Fun!
380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-2000
info@skibutternut.com
www.skibutternut.com

Fishing

Allure Outfitters

Personal guided fly fishing in the beautiful and hidden waterways of the Berkshires. Let 30 yrs experience get you a sample of our aqua-culture!
By appointment.
(413) 441-4885
rexddog@aol.com
www.allure-outfitters.net

Berkshire Fishing Club

Private club located on a 125-acre lake in a pristine, 850-acre natural environment untouched by development. Call for trial membership information.
Located in Becket, MA 01223, Mail: PO Box 83, Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 243-5761
al@berkshirefishing.com
www.Berkshirefishing.com

County-Wide Fishing Locations

Fishing/Hunting Licenses are required for all persons, age 15 or over. Licenses can be obtained by contacting either a city or town clerk, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 400 Hubbard Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201, or at sporting goods stores.
Becket - Center Pond, Yokum Pond; Cheshire - Cheshire Reservoir; Clarksburg - Mausert Pond; Egremont - Prospect Lake;
Hinsdale - Ashmere Lake; Lee - Goose Pond, Laurel Lake; Monterey - Benedict Pond.
(413) 447-9789
www.masswildlife.org

Housatonic Anglers

Guiding and teaching fly fishing since 1993. Full and half day trips via drift boat or on foot. All equipment, flies and lunch included.
26 Bolton Hill Road, PO Box 134, Cornwall, CT 06753
(860) 672-4457
housangler@yahoo.com
www.housatonicanglers.com

Golf

Baker's Golf Center

300 yard driving range and 18 hole miniature golf. Fun for all ages. Family affordable. Centrally located.
658 South Main Street, Route 7, Lanesborough, MA 01237
(413) 443-6102
bakersgolfcenter@aol.com
www.hometown.aol.com/bakersgolfcenter

Bas Ridge Golf Course

An 18 hole course with character, incredible greens and spectacular views! Open to the public. Affordable golf at the best!
151 Plunkett Avenue, PO Box 446, Hinsdale, MA 01235
(413) 655-2605
chrisbas@verizon.net
basridge.tripod.com

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

18-hole championship, Par 70 course, GPS carts, driving range, pro shop, golf school, health spa. Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play"
55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-1364/(800) 272-6935
info@cranwell.com
www.cranwell.com

Donnybrook Country Club

Berkshire's newest most unique public golf course, offering spectacular views of the Berkshire Hills on a Championship layout. Directly on Rt. 7. WiFi.
775 Williamstown Road, Route 7, PO Box 1427, Lanesboro, MA 01237
(413) 499-PUTT (7888)

Egremont Country Club

Scenic 18-hole golf course nestled in the beautiful Berkshires. Driving range, stocked pro shop, private lessons, banquet facility for 250 guests.
Route 23, PO Box 547, Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-4222
egremont@bcn.net
www.egremontcountryclub.com

Greenock Country Club

Donald Ross masterpiece of golf architecture from the classic age. Semi-private club open to public daily. 9/18 holes of golf. Banquet facilities avail.
220 West Park Street, PO Box 393, Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-3323
www.greenockcc.com

Pontoosuc Lake Country Club

Scenic 18-hole par 70 public golf course on 100+ acres. Great layout. Reasonable rates and twilight rates. Snacks, beverages, rental clubs.
Kirkwood Drive, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 445-4217 - Club House, (413) 445-4543 - Tee Times
info@plcc.biz
www.plcc.biz

Range, The

18-hole miniature golf course. 3 baseball batting cages. 300 yard driving range with natural grass hitting area. 2 miles from MASS MoCA.
Route 8, Curran Highway, PO Box 776, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-3030
dbond48@hotmail.com
www.berkshirerange.com

Skyline Country Club

Scenic par 71 golf course. Group and corporate rates available.
405 South Main Street, PO Box 1485, Lanesboro, MA 01237
(413) 445-5584
info@skyline-cc.com
www.skyline-cc.com

Wahconah Country Club

18 hole par 72 Wayne Stiles design, "pride of the Berkshires", ranked in NE Golf Mag, carts, range, pub fare, banquet facility, golf specials.
20 Orchard Road, PO Box 43, Dalton, MA 01226
(413) 684-1333 Tee Times/(413) 684-2864 Club House
clubmanager@wahconahcountryclub.com
www.wahconahcountryclub.com

Waubeeka Golf Links

18-hole scenic public course with awesome views. Fully stocked pro shop, restaurant, driving range. Waubeeka, "where fairways meet heaven."
137 New Ashford Road, PO Box 511, Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 458-8355/(866) 458-8355
waubeekagl@aol.com
www.waubeeka.com

Hiking

Appalachian Trail

90 miles of footpaths that run through western Massachusetts with backcountry campsites and shelters.
(413) 442-8928
www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/appl.htm

Bartholomew's Cobble

National Natural Landmark. Natural rock garden of wildflowers and ferns. Scenic vista. River views. Nature programs and guided canoe trips. BerkShares.
105 Weatogue Road, PO Box 128, Ashley Falls, MA 01222
(413) 229-8600
srobotham@ttor.org
www.thetrustees.org

Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest

Abandoned granite quarry, spectacular vistas, extensive hiking trails, self-guided historic walk, artifacts, exhibits, programs, year round daily.
Historic Quarry: Quarry Road, Becket, MA 01223 Office: 12 Brooker Hill Road at Route 8, PO Box 44, Becket, MA 01223
(413) 623-2100
historicquarry@BecketLandTrust.org
www.BecketLandTrust.org

Hilltop Adventures at Hilltop Orchards

200 acre orchard, fabulous views from hilltop, back country trails for all abilities. Guided hikes available. Farm Winery Store, gazebo, wine tasting.
508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond, MA 01254
(800) 833-6274
hollyallsports@gmail.com
www.hilltoporchards.com

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

7 miles of trails - 1300 acres. Universal access trail. Ponds, streams, hummingbird garden. Nature programs, guided canoe trips, rentals and gift shop.
472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-0320
berkshires@massaudubon.org
www.massaudubon.org

Taking Shape via Indoor/Outdoor Fitness
Explore the beautiful Berkshires via Guided Outdoor Excursions: hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Experience the exhilaration of exploring nature like our forefathers. We also offer In-home Personal Training.
Location: Throughout the Berkshires
(413) 281-7671
taking-shape@hotmail.com
taking-shape.com

Horseback Riding

Berkshire Equestrian Center

Full service boarding and training. Hunter/jumper, dressage, equitation and pleasure riding. New outdoor and heated indoor state of the art facility.
40 Perry's Peak Road, Richmond, MA 01254
(413) 698-3200
innkeepers@innatrichmond.com
www.berkshireequestriancenter.com

Harmony Trails Horseback Riding

Guided rides/beautiful horses/variety of trails, terrain and views. Licensed/kid friendly/1st time rider - advanced. Pony rides. Call ahead. Year round.
Dalton, MA 01226
(413) 442-6101/(413) 358-3612/(877) 874-4598
harmonytrails@yahoo.com
www.harmonytrails.com

Undermountain Farm

Lovely farm near Tanglewood. Licensed instruction hunt seat and dressage. Guided trail rides. Riding day camp. Indoor/outdoor arena. Boarding and turnout. BerkShares.
Undermountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-3365
www.sprague.com/umf

Hot Air Ballooning

Worthington Ballooning

Experience the serenity of soaring high above the Berkshires. Take a scenic sunrise or sunset flight to create a fantastic lifelong memory.
159 Buffington Hill Road, PO Box 272, Worthington, MA 01098
(413) 238-5514
www.worthingtonballooning.com

Parks

Bash Bish Falls State Park

The state's most dramatic waterfall. Cascading water tumbles through gorges and drops over 80 feet into a sparkling pool. 200 acres.
Falls Road, Mt. Washington, MA 01258
(413) 528-0904
massparks@state.ma.us

Beartown State Forest

Offers swimming, fishing, boating and 12 campsites. Appalachian Trail intersects forest trails. 12,000 acres.
69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey, MA 01245
(413) 528-0904
massparks@state.ma.us

C.M. Gardner State Park

Located on the East Branch of the Westfield River. Offers hunting and fishing. There is a small picnic area near the river.
Route 112, Huntington, MA 01050
(413) 354-6347
massparks@state.ma.us

Chester-Blandford State Forest

Offers picnicking at spectacular Sanderson Brook Falls, plus hiking, horseback riding, hunting and cross-country skiing. 2,308 acres.
Route 20, Chester, MA 01011
(413) 269-6002
massparks@state.ma.us

Clarksburg State Park

Offers breathtaking views of the Berkshire Hills and Green Mountains plus swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking and 45 campsites. 368 acres.
1199 Middle Road, Clarksburg, MA 01247
(413) 664-8345
massparks@state.ma.us

D.A.R. State Forest

Popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing on Upper Highland Lake and 15 miles of trails. 52 campsites. 1,700 acres.
Route 112, Goshen, MA 01032
(413) 268-7098
massparks@state.ma.us

Granville State Forest

Offers camping, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and 22 campsites. 2,397 acres.
323 West Hartland Road, Granville, MA 01034
(413) 357-6611
massparks@state.ma.us

Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management

Offers hiking, hunting, horseback riding and cross-country skiing in one of the most scenic areas in Berkshire County. 1,158 acres.
Jug End Road, Egremont, MA 01230
(413) 528-0330
massparks@state.ma.us

Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest

Offers fishing and boating plus miles of hiking, horseback riding and snowmobiling trails. 7,822 acres.
Route 8A, Hawley, MA 01339
(413) 339-5504
massparks@state.ma.us

Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR

Massachusetts State Forests and Parks for listings of public parks, campgrounds, trails, beaches and other recreation/education activities.
Western Regional Headquarters, 740 South Street, PO Box 1433, Pittsfield, MA 01202
(413) 442-8928
www.mass.gov/dcr/western.htm

Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Find maps of state wildlife lands, lakes and ponds, boat access, wildlife viewing sites, fishing and hunting information and events.
400 Hubbard Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 447-9789
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/masswildlife

Mohawk Trail State Forest

Scenic woodland areas w/18 mi. of rivers and streams. Popular for fishing/swimming/hiking. 56 campsites open from mid-May to mid-Oct. and 6 yr-round cabins. 6,457 acres.
Route 2, Charlemont, MA 01339
(413) 339-5504
massparks@state.ma.us

Monroe State Forest

Popular for hiking, fishing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Excellent scenic and wildlife viewing. 4,321 acres.
Tilda Hill Road, Monroe, MA 01350
(413) 339-5504
massparks@state.ma.us

Mt. Everett State Reservation

Known for its spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Offers fishing, canoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. 1,356 acres.
East Street, Mt. Washington, MA 01258
(413) 528-0330
massparks@state.ma.us

Mt. Greylock State Reservation

Mt. Greylock roads, war memorial and lodge are expected to be open in 2009. Mt. Greylock Visitors Center is open along with trails for hiking and mountain biking. Campers must backpack into campground and bring water. 12,500 acres.
Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237
(413) 499-4262/(413) 499-4263
www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/mgry.htm

Mt. Washington State Forest

Known for its spectacular scenery and views. Offers fishing and 30 miles of trails. 4,169 acres.
East Street, Mt. Washington, MA 01258
(413) 528-0330
massparks@state.ma.us

Natural Bridge State Park

This scenic quarry features a rushing brook and steep gorge plus the only marble dam in North America. Offers fishing and hiking. 47 acres.
Route 8, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6392
massparks@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/nbdg.htm

October Mountain State Forest

At 16,627 acres October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. Great for hiking, fishing and canoeing. 46 campsites and 3 yurts open mid-May to Mid-Oct.
Woodland Road, Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-1778
massparks@state.ma.us

Pittsfield State Forest

Surrounded by streams, waterfalls and flowering shrubs, 31 campsites. 10,000 acres.
Cascade Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-8992
massparks@state.ma.us

Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake)

Six lakes are located within the forest. York Lake is popular for swimming, picnicking and boating. 7,785 acres.
York Lake Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255
(413) 528-0904 (winter)/(413) 229-8212 (summer)
massparks@state.ma.us

Savoy Mountain State Forest

Two ponds offer places to fish/swim/canoe. Miles of great trails and Tannery Falls. 45 campsites open mid-May to mid-Oct and 4 yr-round cabins. 11,118 acres.
Central Shaft Road, Route 116, Savoy, MA 01247
(413) 663-8469
massparks@state.ma.us

Tolland State Forest

Popular for swimming, boating and fishing on Otis Reservoir and miles of hiking trails. 92 campsites. 10,305 acres.
410 Tolland Road, East Otis, MA 01253
(413) 269-6002
massparks@state.ma.us

Wahconah Falls State Park

Offers scenic views of Wahconah Falls. Popular for picnicking, fishing and hiking. 104 acres.
Off Route 9/8A, Dalton, MA 01226
(413) 442-8992
massparks@state.ma.us

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, North Adams

This former railroad yard offers exhibits and programs explaining the building of 19th c. marvel the Hoosac Railroad Tunnel. Travel Information Center.
115 State Street, Building 4, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6312
massparks@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dcr/listing.htm

Windsor State Forest

Great for swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Windsor Jambs scenic gorge. 1,743 acres. 23 campsites.
River Road, Windsor, MA 01270
(413) 268-7098
massparks@state.ma.us

Personalized Outdoor Adventures

Taking Shape via Indoor/Outdoor Fitness
Explore the beautiful Berkshires via Guided Outdoor Excursions: hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Experience the exhilaration of exploring nature like our forefathers. We also offer In-home Personal Training.
Location: Throughout the Berkshires
(413) 281-7671
taking-shape@hotmail.com
taking-shape.com

Rafting

Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc.

New England's largest rafting outfitter. Family owned and operated since 1983. Full and half-day trips on Deerfield River in rafts or inflatable kayaks. Daily April-October.
2056 Mohawk Trail, PO Box 295, Charlemont, MA 01339
(413) 625-2288/(800) 553-7238
info@crabapplewhitewater.com
www.crabapplewhitewater.com

Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Guided whitewater rafting, "funyaking" trips for families to fanatics on the Deerfield River. Daily trips May - Oct. Call for free brochure.
1 Thunder Road, Charlemont, MA 01339
(800) 866-6943
info@moxierafting.com
www.moxierafting.com

Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

Rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, on-site camping/lodging. New for 2009 - The Berkshire's first zipline canopy tour! Open April to October. WiFi.
7 Main Street, Charlemont, MA 01339
(413) 339-4010/(800) 532-7483
info@zoaroutdoor.com
www.zoaroutdoor.com

Water Sports

Berkshire Adventures

Outdoor adventures for families and individuals. Guided kayaking and hiking. Climb and zip on our high ropes course and tower.
Activities offered throughout Berkshire County; Mail: 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-8383
info@berkshireadventures.com
www.berkshireadventures.com

Berkshire Scenic Treks and Canoe Tours

Guided canoe tours. Enjoy the Housatonic's abundant untouched beauty. Daily/evening. In winter - snowshoe or hiking Berkshire adventures.
Location: By Appointment, Deckers Landing, Lenox, MA 01240; Mail: 151 Bullhill Road, Route 44, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-2789
calmwaterpaddle@aol.com
www.berkshirecanoetours.org

BRASS - (Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society)

Ready all, Row! Instruction and rentals for singles, doubles, quad and fours rowing shells. All ages welcome. Recreational to Racing Shells.
Cuyler Boathouse. Onota Lake, Pittsfield; Mail: PO Box 787, Pittsfield, MA 01202
(413) 442-7769
www.berkshirerowing.com

Onota Boat Livery

Boat rentals - canoes/kayaks/motor and pontoons. Marine sales, service and accessories. Slip rentals by day/wk/season. Open daily year-round.
463 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-1724
info@onotaboat.com
www.onotaboat.com

U-Drive Rent-A-Boat

Pontoon boat rentals. Hourly and daily rates. Come have a swim and picnic on the lake. Each boat holds 12 to 14 people. Great rates. Open seasonal.
1651 North Street, Route 7, Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, MA 01201; Mail: 37 Cleveland Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 281-4196

Taking Shape via Indoor/Outdoor Fitness
Explore the beautiful Berkshires via Guided Outdoor Excursions: hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Experience the exhilaration of exploring nature like our forefathers. We also offer In-home Personal Training.
Location: Throughout the Berkshires
(413) 281-7671
taking-shape@hotmail.com
taking-shape.com

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