Best Easy Day Hikes Berkshires  by Jim Bradley

Best Easy Day Hikes: Berkshires Guide Book

by Jim Bradley (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Berkshires  by Jim Bradley
Best Easy Day Hikes Berkshires includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in the scenic hills of western Massachusetts that once inspired Henry David Thoreau and Norman Rockwell. Discover quiet forests, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and breathtaking summits -- from Bash Bish Falls and Monument Mountain to Mount Greylock and the Mohawk Trail State Forest.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Berkshires" Guide Book
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The Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook) Rail Trail is a former railroad corridor converted by the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation into a paved multiuse trail. This 10.9-mile p ...
Lanesborough, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 10.9
Hike through fields and forests on this nice route. Pass through beautiful fields of wildflowers on your way to Hurlburt’s Hill, a pristine scenic overlook. Stroll along the banks of the Housatonic Ri ...
Great Barrington, MA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.8
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Bash Bish Falls is a quick hike with a huge reward. Some say the 60-foot uninterrupted falls are Massachusetts’s most spectacular. The Bash Bish Brook cascades nearly 120 feet before making the 20-foo ...
Great Barrington, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 0.8
The Burbank Trail takes you through one of Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s premier properties. This 407-acre parcel is located on the southern slopes of Lenox Mountain. This hike will take you ...
Stockbridge, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
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Just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Canoe Meadows offers a true wilderness feel. A very popular bird-watching spot in the Berkshires, hike along the Sackett Brook and view wildlife from the observa ...
Pittsfield, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
Hike along the powerful Dunbar Brook, passing many small falls and rapids. Pass through some of the finest old-growth forest in all of New England—some trees along the trail are up to 500 years old an ...
Florida, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6.2
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Field Farm is a 316-acre property owned and maintained by The Trustees of Reservations. Field Farm encompasses 4 miles of hiking trails through a working hayfield and pasture, offering up some of the ...
Adams, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
Just seconds from downtown Stockbridge, Ice Glen offers a climb through a glacial ravine. Climb over and around rocks and boulders to make your way through the glen. The crevasses of the glen sometime ...
Stockbridge, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Hike along a series of dirt roads, jeep trails, and footpaths to the abandoned keystone arch bridges, built in the 1840s and deserted in 1912. Walk along the old rail bed through a hand-dug chasm with ...
Becket, MA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.2
Enjoy a three-state view from Laura’s Tower. Use the locator wheel atop the tower to orient yourself with area mountain ranges. Climb through stands of old hemlock and white pine that the Laurel Hill ...
Stockbridge, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.6
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Monument Mountain attracts over 20,000 visitors per year and it is no wonder why, given the awe-inspiring 360-degree views of the Taconic Range, Mount Greylock, and the Housatonic River valley. Well-m ...
Great Barrington, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.7
This river walk mixes the natural beauty of the river with the rich history of a business that once thrived here in the Berkshires. This short walk takes you along the river’s edge, passing the ruins ...
Pittsfield, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
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The Berkshires are located in the far west section of Massachusetts, in the rolling hills between New York and Boston. Well known for their natural beauty and ease of access, the Berkshires have inspi ...
Great Barrington, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
This short hike will show you what Mount Greylock has to offer without breaking a sweat. The Rounds Rock Trail takes you through a small boreal spruce bog and blueberry barrens, passing the site of a ...
Adams, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Well-marked trails lead you on a gentle trek to the iron viewing platform overlooking Stevens Glen. On your way to the glen, pass wildflowers and wild berries on the short journey through the forest. ...
Stockbridge, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.2
A short but fairly steep hike to arguably the most scenic panorama in the entire Commonwealth. The return is by way of one of the reservation’s most popular trails along the southern slope of the bowl ...
Adams, MA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.6
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Savoy Mountain State Forest was created in 1918 with the purchase of 1,000 acres of farmland. Hike through old farmland reforested in the 1930s. The big reward is Tannery Falls, a 100-foot cascading w ...
Adams, MA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.7
This short hike is just minutes from downtown North Adams and Williamstown. The Cascades, sometimes referred to as North Brook Falls, are a favorite cool-off spot for the locals, and one of the northe ...
North Adams, MA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
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Mohawk Trail State Forest’s 6,800 acres are some of the most scenic woodlands in all of the state. Deep gorges between tall mountains make for some breathtaking scenery. This quick out-and-back takes ...
Charlemont, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.2
Hike around a defunct reservoir–turned-marsh. Zigzag around Washington Mountain Marsh on hundreds of feet of plank walkways and wooden bridges; pass within feet of active beaver dams, and see fine exa ...
Becket, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
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