Nature & Recreation in the Berkshires

Cardinal in a tree

The Berkshires is a paradise for the athletically inclined and people who simply like to take in the fresh air. The hiking is superb, golf courses abound, and kayaking or canoeing can be done on a lake or in a stream. Other tempting activities include horseback riding, adventure courses, whitewater rafting, swimming, camping, skiing, either downhill or cross-country, snowshoeing, and a myriad of other choices.

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Snowmobile in North Adams

Adventure Tourism

Fly down a zip line, enjoy some white water rafting or test your skills on an aerial ropes course, whatever challenge you are looking for, find it here in the Berkshires.

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Whether you’re a pro seeking a challenging course or just starting to learn the sport, you’ll find great places to play golf in the Berkshires while taking in the pastoral surroundings.

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Winter Biking in Adams

Hiking & Biking

Get outside in the Berkshires and enjoy our great variety of biking options and extensive hiking trail network, all levels of rider and hiker will find something to enjoy in our region.

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Didn’t bring all you gear with you? Not to worry there are Outfitters throughout Berkshire County here to help.

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Stockbridge Bowl

Water Sports

While you are here don’t miss the chance to take a leisurely swim in one of our many lakes or if you are an angler, get out and drop a line and see what you can catch here in the Berkshires.

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