Berkshires Outdoor Activities

One of the beautiful things about Berkshires is the change of seasons. It keeps life interesting with a constant change of scenery. Changes in Berkshires outdoor activities accompany all of these seasonal changes. In the Berkshires, you can participate in a wide range of recreation in the great outdoors not available in many parts of this country.

Explore Berkshires Outdoor Activities

Our area abounds with recreational opportunities. Berkshires outdoor activities offer something for everyone to enjoy year-round.

Berkshires Outdoor Activities During the Summer Months

Outdoor Activities Berkshires SummerSometimes the best way to experience nature is on your own two feet. Hiking in the Berkshires is a treasured pastime for both visitors and locals.  There are many scenic trails for day hikes. Many of these day hikes lead to the tops of mountains with beautiful vistas.

October Mountain – Becket/Washington

John Drummond Kennedy Park – Lenox

Monument Mountain – Great Barrington

Tyringham Cobble – Tyringham

Barthomew’s Cobble – Sheffield

Bash Bish Falls – Mount Washington

Ice Glen and Laura’s Tower – Stockbridge

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary – Lenox

Mount Greylock State Reservation – Adams

Notchview Reservation – Windsor

Heritage Walks – Western Massachusettes & Connecticut

Outdoor Activities BerkshiresBerkshires Outdoor Activities in the Fall

Autumn in the Berkshires is just an amazing time of year to be outdoors and watch the daily changes as the maples begin to turn color and prepare for winter. It is often rainy in November, but we also have lovely low humidity and crisp, clear days that make for some of the best hiking of the year. Cooler weather makes it a nice time to get out for those end-of-the-season bike rides.

Berkshires Outdoor Activities in the Winter

Outdoor Activities Berkshires WinterWinter in the the Berkshires is one of our favorite season. Our area has many excellent downhill skiing resorts and ski areas, and there are many cross-country ski areas, as well.

Ski Butternut – Great Barrington, MA

Bosque Ski Resort – Pittsfield

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort – Hancock, MA

Catamount Ski Area – South Egremont

Canterbury Farm – Becket, MA

John Drummond Kennedy Park – Lenox, MA

Outdoor Activities Berkshires SpringBerkshires Outdoor Activities in the Spring

It’s just incredible to watch the Berkshires go from a frozen state to being lush and green.

Then we start all over again, which keeps life interesting and keeps one from being burned out from doing and seeing the same thing year-round.

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