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
Sometimes 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
Mount Greylock State Reservation – Adams
Notchview Reservation – Windsor
Heritage Walks – Western Massachusettes & Connecticut
Berkshires 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
Winter 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
Berkshires 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.