20 Open-Air Spaces for Berkshire Families

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.

  1. Balance Rock State Park - Pittsfield

  2. Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary - Pittsfield (Currently CLOSED)

  3. Wahconah Falls State Park - Dalton

  4. Old Mill Trail - Hinsdale/Dalton

  5. Steven's Glen - Richmond

  6. Getty Memorial Conservation Area - Dalton

  7. Mountain Meadow - Williamstown / Pownal VT

  8. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary - Lenox (Currently CLOSED)

  9. Natural Bridge State Park - North Adams

  10. Greylock Glen Meadow - Adams

  11. Historic Becket Quarry - Becket

  12. Ashuwillticook Rail Trail - Lanesborough / Adams (Portions are CLOSED)

  13. Dorothy Frances Rice Wildlife Sanctuary - Peru

  14. Crane's Pond - Dalton

  15. Field Farm - Williamstown

  16. Longcope Park - South Lee

  17. Road's End Wildlife Sanctuary - Worthington (Currently CLOSED)

  18. Thomas & Palmer Brook - Great Barrington

  19. Bullard Woods - Stockbridge / Lenox

  20. Constitution Hill - Lanesborough

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