Article updated April 19, 2019 by Dave Read
Besides having a world-wide reputation as an arts and cultural destination, the Berkshires is noted as a place for outdoors recreation, including such activities as skiing, hiking, camping, biycling, fishing, golf, canoeing, sailing. As a service to people who may be planning a visit to Berkshire county, we have put together a list of where to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. How to get here by bus or train.
Parks & outdoors recreation in the Berkshires
(links open new windows)
- Appalachian Trail – Berkshires
- Bash Bish Falls State Park,
- Beartown State Forest,
- Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sancturay,
- Chester-Blandford State Forest,
- Clarksburg State Park,
- Goose Pond
- Hinsdale Flats Watershed Resource Area
- Jug End Reservation;
- Monument Mountain,
- Mount Everett State Reservation,
- Mount Washington State Forest,
- Natural Bridge State Park,
- Notchview Reservation
- October Mountain State Forest,
- Parson’s Marsh – Berkshire Natural Resources Council
- Pittsfield State Forest,
- Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,
- Richmond Pond (Mass. DFW pdf)
- Sandisfield State Forest,
- Savoy Mountain State Forest,
- Tolland State Forest,
- Tyringham Cobble,
- Umpachene Falls,
- Wahconah Falls State Park,
- Western Gateway Heritage State Park,
- Windsor State Forest.
Hotels in the Berkshires
Find hotels near Tanglewood with user reviews, check amenities, nearby attractions, availability and then book your room reservations at these lodging establishments through our partner, International Hotel Solutions (IHS), the leading provider of secure online hotel reservations.
2019 Tanglewood schedule
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has released the schedule for the 2019 season at Tanglewood, which will be remembered for the opening of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, the four buildings overlooking Seiji Ozawa Hall on the Leonard Bernstein camopus.
Music director Andris Nelsons will be present for the month of July, conducting 13 programs, including the world premiere of a new work by Kevin Puts, The Brightness of Light, based on letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz on July 20, and a concert performance of Wagner’s complete Die Walküre on july 27 and 28.