Berry Pond Trail

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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Although you are likely to find strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries along the trail to Berry Pond (depending, of course, on the season), the pond gets its name not from the trailside fruit but from William Berry, one of George Washington’s soldiers who owned land in the Berkshires. At just over 2000 feet elevation, Berry Pond is said to be the highest natural body of water in the state. Although swimming is not allowed, kids can look for bullfrogs or fish in the clear water while the adults relax on the grassy bank.
Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

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Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

Although you are likely to find strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries along the trail to Berry Pond (depending, of course, on the season), the pond gets its name not from the trailside fruit but from William Berry, one of George Washington’s soldiers who owned land in the Berkshires.

At just over 2000 feet elevation, Berry Pond is said to be the highest natural body of water in the state. Although swimming is not allowed, kids can look for bullfrogs or fish in the clear water while the adults relax on the grassy bank.

©  Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pittsfield
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: May to November
Local Contacts: Pittsfield State Forest, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Pittsfield West
Driving Directions: Directions to Berry Pond Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/17/2009
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The directions given by 'trails' regarding the markings were probably outdated. Additionally, the trails were not marked well. On a brighter note, we were able to hike for 4 hours in perfect solitude. The weather was beyond perfect.



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Apr 2018