Your Guide to Outdoor Adventure in the Berkshires

Springtime is for fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s often when we start conquering new health and fitness goals, get rid of habits or things that don’t serve us, and strive to do better and be happier. It also happens to be a wonderful time to visit the Berkshires; the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and outdoor adventure awaits! If you’re craving some fresh air, an escape from your everyday stresses, a chance to decompress and commune with nature, and perhaps an active excursion you won’t soon forget, look no further! Book your spring getaway at our top-rated Lenox bed and breakfast and read on to learn how to experience outdoor adventures in the Berkshires.


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Guided Outdoor Adventures with “Taking Shape”

When it comes to outdoor exploration and getting in shape, we highly recommend signing up for a Taking Shape tour with Jim Czarneki. Encouraging travelers to disconnect from technology, pollution, and hustle & bustle from wherever they came, Jim offers fun and active ways to experience the peaceful beauty of the Berkshires in the present moment. Check out his tour options below and choose “your road to fitness” for your next trip!

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Hiking

Whatever your fitness level or ambition, there are incredible walking paths and hiking trails in the area, offering spectacular views and gorgeous scenery. Climb to the summits of Mount Greylock or Monument Mountain. Explore Bash Bish Falls, Ice Glen and Laura’s Tower. Discover the undeniable beauty of Pittsfield State Forest or take on the famous Appalachian Trail.

Hiking Tours are $50/person for 2 hours. Appalachian Trail hikes are $25/person/hour. Call 413-281-7671 or email Jim at Taking-Shape@hotmail.com to reserve or inquire about group tours. 


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Biking

Prefer to discover the Berkshires on wheels? Taking Shape offers a variety of bike friendly routes to choose from, from hilly backroads to relaxing flat stretches like the Aushuwillticook Rail Trail, which happens to run along the Cheshire Reservoir’s shores. Didn’t travel with your bike? No problem; Jim also offers affordable bike rentals.

Biking Tours are $55/person for 2 hours. Bike rentals can be arranged for an additional fee. Call 413-281-7671 or email Jim at Taking-Shape@hotmail.com to reserve or inquire about group tours. 


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Kayaking

You can also rent kayaks and kayaking equipment from Jim! A truly unique way to experience the Berkshires’ natural wonders is by boat! Whether you’d prefer a leisurely paddle around a magnificent lake or a quiet trip down a river’s current, Taking Shape can help you find your way. Kayaking excursions often take place at Stockbridge Bowl, Upper Goose Pond, Richmond Pond, Pontoosuc Lake, Onota Lake, and Housatonic River – to name a few.

Kayaking Tours are $65/person for 2 hours. Kayak + Hike Tours are $100/person for 3 hours. Kayak + Bike Tours are $150/person for 3 hours. 

Kayak equipment rentals can be arranged for an additional fee. Call 413-281-7671 or email Jim at Taking-Shape@hotmail.com to reserve or inquire about group tours. 


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Stay at Hampton Terrace Inn

Our award-winning Inn, just minutes from downtown Lenox, is the best place to call your home away from home after experience the best outdoor adventures in the Berkshires. Fuel up each morning with a full all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, relax by the pool and enjoy a post-workout cocktail from our heirloom bar. Plus, there is so much more to do right outside our doors. See our recommended activities in the area and start planning your exciting outdoor adventures in the Berkshires today!

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