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For the Young

This glorious area is the perfect place to grow up and there is much for children to do, to visit and to experience here. We have taken a look and recommend the following...


Action Wildlife Foundation Home to rare, exotic and domestic animals from all over the world, a petting zoo, museum and Exploration Center. Pack your lunch, visit. Come on....get WILD!
337 Torrington Road (Route 4) Goshen CT 06756 860 482 4465
Berkshire Carousel Workshop Volunteers continue to reconstruct the popular carousel that entranced children on the shores of Lake Pontoosuc in the 1950s.
50 Center Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413.344.4742
Berkshire Fish Hatchery A federal hatchery run by volunteers to raise fish and awareness, to get people involved in the preservation and maintenance of our watersheds and ecosystems.
240 Hatchery Road New Marlborough MA 01230 413.528.9761
Berkshire Museum Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. Please visit website for special events and exhibits.
39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413.443.7171
Berkshire Pulse All levels of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, African, Flamenco, Latin, and Scottish Folk dance, plus World Music Percussion, Hip Hop, Tai Chi, Zumba, Yoga for children and adults.
420 Park Street Housatonic MA 01236 413.274.6624
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum Since 1984 its mission is to preserve the history of railroading in the Berkshire Hills. Enjoy an excursion on one of the Hoosac Valley train rides.
10 Willow Creek Road Lenox MA 01240 413.637.2210
Cove Bowling Lanes Enjoy our 24 Lane Bowling Facility complete with a full service Lounge, Snack Bar, Redemption Arcade Games and Indoor Mini-Golf.
109 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington MA 01230 413.528.1220
Mid Hudson Childrens Museum A community in which each and every young child develops curiosity, confidence and self-worth.
75 North Water Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601 845.471.0589
Norman Rockwell Museum The preeminent museum of American illustration art and dedicated to art education and art appreciation inspired by the enduring legacy of the artist.
9 Route 183 Stockbridge MA 01262 413.298.4100
Trevor Zoo At the Millbrook School Trevor Zoo is one-of-a-kind, AZA accredited with over 160 exotic and indigenous animals in exhibits covering four acres. Open daily 8:30AM – 5PM.
Route 44 Millbrook NY 12545 845.677.3704

Hiking Trails

Audubon Sharon Center Sharon's community nature center connecting people to nature for 50 years. A wonderful trail walk for adults and children alike.
325 Cornwall Bridge Road Sharon CT 06069 860.364.0520
Bartholomew's Cobble Tour the cobbles; freshwater marshes with beaver ponds, the river, Ledges Trail passing two small caves kids love to explore. Many childrens' programs.
105 Weatogue Road Ashley Falls Sheffield MA 01257 413 229 8600
Dover Stone Church Easy stroll with Insanely cool cave with a waterfall in the back, check out an awesome cave that seems like it belongs somewhere way more exotic than Dover Plains.
Dover Plains NY 12522

Riding Stables

Blue Rider Stables Dedicated to creating positive opportunities through holistic horseback riding and supporting each student while being mindful of the "safety first" principle.
15 Farm Lane South Egremont MA 01258 413.528.5299
Cricket Hill Farm Quality English horse riding lessons for children and adults of all levels.
115 Snyder Road Ancramdale NY 12503 518.329.6166
Kildare Stables The farm of 40 acres boasts indoor and outdoor rings, cross country course and leisurely riding trails. A training facility for both horse and rider accommodates all levels.
4337 Route 44 Millbrook NY 12545 845.677.9320
Riga Meadow Equestrian Center Offer enthusiasts lessons in dressage, jumping, low-level eventing. Our devoted, professional staff can train, exercise and care for your equine athlete.
339 Undermountain Road Salisbury CT 06068 860.435.9991
Rustling Wind Stables Boarding, Lessons, Training, Showing, Sales of hunters, jumpers and equitation horses. Appointments necessary.
164 Canaan Mountain Road Falls Village CT 06301 860.824.7634

Sweets & Treats

Robins Candy Old fashioned Treats, fresh fudge, licorice, sweets and smiles. Awarded YANKEE Magazine Editors Choice "Best of New England".
288 Main Street Great Barrington MA 01230 413.528.8477
SoCo Creamery A family owned and run micro-creamery producing delicious, all natural, ultra-premium ice cream, sorbet, and gelato using the finest ingredients available.
5 Railroad Street Great Barrington MA 01230 413.644.9866