Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) will leave most of its trails open to the public for the time being, with the exception of Parsons Marsh Reserve and accessible trail, where it is impossible to maintain appropriate social distance on the narrow boardwalks.
All upcoming hikes and happenings are cancelled until further notice.
Public enjoyment of the natural beauty of the Berkshires is essential to the BNRC mission that you make possible every day. We urge you to follow these common-sense guidelines for all your outdoor visits:
- Stay local and avoid high-traffic destinations.
- If you are over 70 or medically vulnerable, stay home. If you are not feeling well, stay home.
- Avoid crowds; conduct your outings solo or with other members of your household.
- Be ready to step aside or move quickly through areas where people congregate such as parking lots and trailheads. If you arrive at a location and there are more than a handful of cars in the parking lot, please come back another time.
- Please be safe: maintain at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and others. Be prepared to step aside, and let people know you are near if they can’t see you.
Please note that, for the most part, our staff and volunteers will not be out clearing fallen trees or addressing other trail needs, so you may find the trails in rougher shape than usual. Please always feel free to let us know of any maintenance or safety issues you discover on BNRC properties, by emailing FrontDesk@bnrc.org. Top BNRC trail information here.