10 Great

10 Great Outdoor Activities

Outdoor sculptures, whitewater rafting, hiking & biking, fishing, and aerial parks are just some of the many adventures awaiting you here in the Berkshires! Enjoy the scenic views and nature along with some great experiences this summer.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's home

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Taking a house tour is certainly part of the allure of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home but another great way to enjoy this venue is to get outside. You can do this by enjoying the SculptureNow exhibit featuring 28 large, outdoor sculptures or by wandering the lush gardens of the estate. If you feel like relaxing then pull up a chair, order a glass of wine and enjoy some great music on their stunning patio and enjoy the tunes as the sun sets.

Crab Apple Whitewater

Crab Apple Whitewater

Feel the rush of the water as you speed down the Deerfield River in your raft. Whether it is wild or mild, you will find an adventure that is just right for you. Not sure if you are up to rafting? You need not worry Crab Apple Whitewater also offers inflatable kayaks for you to enjoy. So pack up the car and head on out to catch some white water fun, this is the perfect way to spend a summer day.

Housatonic Heritage

Housatonic Heritage Area

The Housatonic Heritage Area is rich with culture, history, and natural resources. Whether you are looking for ways to bike through the area or you want to enjoy a guided Heritage Walk, you will find it here. It works to preserve and celebrate the heritage of the Berkshires and Northwestern Litchfield Hills so that visitors and residents can enjoy all that the land has to offer for many more years to come.



MassBliss offers a one of a kind experience to engage in an all-ages arts and awareness camping experience that is filled with live performances and immersive workshops. Don’t miss your chance to perform on the Community Stage or bring the kids to a puppet show. Want to get a bit more physical and see more of the Berkshire landscape? Then sign up for a guided bike ride. Whatever you choose your time outdoors will be memorable.

Berkshire Fishing

Berkshire Fishing Club

Where the bass call home! The Berkshire Fishing Club is a gorgeous 125-acre private lake surrounded by pristine woods with no houses, no jet skis and best of all no large boats to disrupt the great largemouth bass fishing experience. What a great way to get outside and enjoy a unique Berkshire experience, so whether you are a seasoned angler or a new one, it is time to reel in your own bass in the Berkshires.

Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor

Zip through the canopy and get a unique view of our great countryside at Zoar Outdoor or if you are looking to get wet let them set you up with a whitewater rafting outing you will not soon forget. Their adventures can be as short as a few hours or as long as 5 days, you can decide. So whether it is just your or it is the entire family now is the time to discover the great outdoors in a whole new way.


Trustees of the Reservation: Naumkeag and Bartholomew’s Cobble

The Trustees of the Reservation has so many ways to play in the Berkshires, from reptiles and raptors to storytellers and stilt walkers. Take a hike, paddle a canoe, play hide and seek along a trail at Bartholomew’s Cobble. Eat watermelon at one of their family concerts in Naumkeag’s gardens. Come play with the Trustees in the Berkshires and beyond.



Come visit Ramblewild, the Northeast’s premier aerial adventure park! Here you will be able to climb, swing, and float through canopies of leaves and columns of pristine Berkshire hemlock. Let ropes, bridges, zip-lines, and walkways lead you through an unforgettable and exhilarating aerial adventure. This is an experience you will not soon forget and one that truly sets the Berkshires apart as a top-notch outdoor recreation destination.

Berkshire East

Berkshire East Mountain Resort

High adventure awaits you at Berkshire East! Whether you are looking for the rush of ziplining or white water rafting, you will find it here. Add to the experience the Thunderbolt, North America’s largest mountain coaster and this location is outdoor fun central. With the opening of the Thunder Mountain Bike Park, Berkshire East is truly New England’s Outdoor Adventure Center.

MASS Audubon

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries

Our 3 Berkshire locations, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, and Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary are among the top places to explore, play and learn in the Berkshires! Enjoy ten miles of well-marked trails, fun programs and nature outings for people of all ages and abilities. Here you want to check out an active beaver colony, listen to the birds sing, or join a guided program.