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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures


Appalachian Trail • A marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine running through many towns in the Berkshires.

South Egremont MA 01258 • 413.528.8002

Bash Bish Falls State Forest • Noted for its spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. this is one of Massachusetts' most dramatic and highest single-drop waterfall.

RD 3 East Street Mt Washington MA 01258 • 413.528.0330


Berkshire Natural Resources Council • BNRC maintains over 50 miles of trails on dozens of reserves from Alford and Sandisfield to North Adams. Here are their top ten recommended trail walks.

20 Bank Row Pittsfield MA 01201 • 413.499.0596

Harlem Valley Rail Trail • A paved bicycle and pedestrian path on the former railroad track that connected New York City with upstate New York. It's great for walking, running, bicycling and cross-country skiing.

51 South Center Street Millerton NY 12546 • 518.789.9591

Haystack Mountain State Park • Travel the twisting mountain road, hike the rugged trail to the top and be astounded at the beauty of mountain laurel in June and spectacular colors of foliage in the fall.

Route 272 Norfolk CT 06058 • 860.424.3200

Housatonic Meadows State Park • In the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the Northwestern uplands, an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Route 7 Sharon CT 06069 • 860.927.3238

Jug End State Reservation • By preserving this over 1100 acre property and making it accessible to all, hikers can disappear for a while into a serene natural environment and discover scenic areas.

Jug End Road Mount Washington MA 01258 • 413.528.0330

Macedonia Brook State Park • Two peaks within the Park are near 1,400 feet in elevation and offer outstanding views of the Catskills and Taconic mountains.

159 Macedonia Brook Road Kent CT 06757 • 860 927 3238

Monument Mountain • Ascend this popular peak and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic River Valley and the southern Berkshires.

Route 7 Great Barrington MA 01230 • 413.298.3239

Mount Everett Reservation • The 1,356 acre state reservation surrounds "The Dome" of Mount Everett - including Guilder Pond and a path leading to the top of Mount Everett summit for breathtaking views.

East Street Mount Washington MA 01258 • 413.528.0330

Mount Hunger • Gem of Monterey Preservation Land Trust, on 385 acres and open to the public, this property has miles of trails, stunning views, historic sites and a great variety of natural landscapes.

Mount Hunger Road Monterey MA 01245 •

Norfolk Land Trust Trails • A comprehensive system of hiking and skiing trails offer the opportunity for nature study, photography or just unwinding. Trails begin from right near the town green in Norfolk.

Norfolk CT 06058

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Seven miles of trails, access to Lenox Mountain summit, boardwalk on Pike’s Pond and active beaver colony. Summer camp. Housatonic canoe trips.

472 West Mountain Road Lenox MA 01240 • 413.637.0320

Questing • Named after the Questing Beast, this 438-acre open space preserve includes hiking trails, meadows, hay fields, vernal pools and streams. Open for hiking, picnicking, cross country skiing and hunting.

New Marlborough MA 01230

Nature Preserves

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

Audubon Sharon • Encompassing 4 nature sanctuaries and 3,000 acres, an education center and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Enjoy trails, live animal exhibits, nature programs and conservation events.

325 Cornwall Bridge Road Sharon CT 06069 • 860.364.0520

Bartholomew's Cobble • Tour the cobbles; freshwater marshes with beaver ponds, the river, on the Ledges Trail passing two small caves kids love to explore. Many children' programs.

105 Weatogue Road Ashley Falls Sheffield MA 01257 • 413 229 8600

Beartown State Forest • 12,000 acres with everything for the outdoor enthusiast. In summer there's hiking, swimming, paddling, and mountain biking. In winter snowshoe, cross country ski, snowmobile and hunt.

69 Blue Hill Road Monterey MA 01245 • 413.528.0904

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary • Six hundred forty acres of diverse habitats with rolling and open grasslands. Six miles of trails, over 80 species of birds. Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Route 82 Stanfordville NY 12506 • 518.325.5203

Campbell Falls State Park Reserve • Visit a Connecticut State Park or Forest and explore the wealth of diverse natural areas and unique features that will make your experience memorable

Old Spaulding Road Norfolk CT 06058 • 860.482.1817

Dennis Hill State Park • Hike to the summit of this 240-acre estate for panoramic views reaching as far away as New Hampshire. Fall foliage season makes Dennis Hill an autumn wonderland.

Route 272 Norfolk CT 06058

Dry Hill • Wander over 200 acres of forest and a maze of thickets on a trail that traces a small brook and passes vernal pools and other wetlands. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

Old North Road (Harmon Road) New Marlborough MA 01230 • 413.298.3239

Goose Pond Reservation • Paddle across Lower Goose Pond in a wilderness area protecting more than a quarter-mile of rocky shoreline. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

Access via Boat Ramp on Ridge Street Lee MA 01238 • 413.298.3239

Great Mountain Forest • 6000 acres of permanently protected land in Norfolk and Falls Village, this research and education forest with hiking trials, a maple sugarhouse and cross country skiing.

201 Windrow Road Norfolk CT 06058 • 860.824.8188

Jug End State Reservation • By preserving this over 1100 acre property and making it accessible to all, hikers can disappear for a while into a serene natural environment and discover scenic areas.

Jug End Road Mount Washington MA 01258 • 413.528.0330

Kennedy Park • Town-owned and maintained hardwood forest with old carriage roads and nearly 15 miles groomed trails. Ideal for hiking, picnics and cross-country skiing.

Route 7 and 20 Pittsfield Road Lenox MA 01240 • 413.637.3010

Kent Falls State Park • Wander across the covered bridge, hike the falls and feel the mist on your face as water cascades 250' down on its way to join the Housatonic River. The park is a great place to picnic.

159 Macedonia Brook Road Kent CT 06757 • 860.927.3238

Miles Wildlife Sanctuary • A self guided natural experience.

99 West Cornwall Road Sharon CT 06069 • 860.364.0520

Mohawk State Forest • One of the state's largest parks it offers hikers a 30 mile trail system, traversing open fields, deep forests and steep mountainsides. The views are spectacular.

Route 4 Cornwall CT 06756 • 203.788.7765

Stissing Mountain and Park • Stissing Mountain rises 1,400 feet. The Park includes a lake for swimming and boating, basketball courts, playing fields, areas for roller blading, skate boarding and bike riding.

Pine Plains NY 12567

Taconic State Park • Copake Falls and Rudd Pond offer an extensive trail system with terrain that varies from easy to challenging. One can swim, picnic, hike and bike, fish and boat on the scenic 64 acre pond.

59 Rudd Pond Road Millerton NY 12546 • 518.789.3059

Thompson Pond Nature Preserve • At the foot of Stissing Mountain and open dawn to dusk for passive recreational and educational uses, such as cross-country skiing, hiking and bird study.

Pine Plains NY • 914.244.3217


Aspinwall Adult Equestrian Center • Travel along the beautiful shaded trails of Kennedy Park and Lenox Mountain on a well trained horse guided by a professional.

293 Main Street Route 7A Lenox MA 01240 • 413.637.9090

Cedar Crest Farm • We offer comprehensive training in the three traditional disciplines of dressage, show-jumping and eventing using tried and trusted schooling methods.

2054 Route 83 Pine Plains NY 12567 • 518.398.1034

Cedarstone Stables • Cedarstone offers boarding, training, instructions, horses for lease or sale and participation in local and 'A' rated hunter/jumper shows throughout New England.

228 Salmon Kill Road Lakeville CT 06039 • 860.539.4009

Town HIll Farm • An established equine facility specializing in all aspects of Eventing and dedicated to the individual care of both horse and rider. Training, Boarding and Schooling are available.

55 Lime Rock Road Lakeville CT 06039 • 860 435 2052