With every aspect of our lives suddenly disrupted, nature and outdoor activities provide essential stability, stress-relief and distraction to the current crisis. Lucky for us, the Berkshires is bursting with open-air spaces.
With Spring on the horizon and increasing uncertainties ahead, there is no better time to get outside and let nature work it's magic.
Here are 20 family-friendly hikes we've reviewed to jumpstart your adventures.
COVID-19 Hiking Best Practices
Check access before you go, many areas are closed during this time.
If you or anyone in your group is feeling sick, STAY HOME.
If parking areas are crowded, choose a different space to explore.
Give a wide berth to other hikers and allow for at least 6-feet for passing.
Practice Carry-In/Carry-Out & Leave No Trace rules. Trash receptacles should not be used.
Bathroom and office facilities will be closed to the public.
Balance Rock State Park - Pittsfield
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary - Pittsfield (Currently CLOSED)
Wahconah Falls State Park - Dalton
Old Mill Trail - Hinsdale/Dalton
Steven's Glen - Richmond
Getty Memorial Conservation Area - Dalton
Mountain Meadow - Williamstown / Pownal VT
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary - Lenox (Currently CLOSED)
Natural Bridge State Park - North Adams
Greylock Glen Meadow - Adams
Historic Becket Quarry - Becket
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail - Lanesborough / Adams (Portions are CLOSED)
Crane's Pond - Dalton
Field Farm - Williamstown
Longcope Park - South Lee
Road's End Wildlife Sanctuary - Worthington (Currently CLOSED)
Thomas & Palmer Brook - Great Barrington
Bullard Woods - Stockbridge / Lenox
Constitution Hill - Lanesborough