Outdoor Recreation in the Berkshires


The Berkshires boasts beautiful vistas begging to be explored. Whatever your outdoor sport of choice--fishing, biking, kayaking, skiing, or something else--you'll find it here. With adventures for all skill levels and guides and experts willing and ready to help, you're sure to find the perfect activity to make a memory that will last long after your time here is over.

Arcadian Shop
The Arcadian Shop in Lenox is a sports enthusiast's dream. All types of equipment from camping and footwear to climbing gear is sold. Bikes, ski equipment (downhill, cross country, snowshoe) and kayaks are available for rental.
 
Berkshire Fishing Club
Enjoy a day of excellent bass fishing on a private 125 acre lake (no houses, no jet skis). The 16ft long bass boats can hold 3 adults comfortably and are fully equipped. Guides, classes, clubhouse available. By appointment only.
 
Berkshire Horseback Adventures
Enjoy horseback riding with an expert guide. Explore nearby Kennedy Park and Lenox Mountain with awesome views of the Berkshire and neighboring hills. The stables are right here in Lenox and they offer everything from one hour rides to overnight camping experiences.

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Catamount Adventure Park
This exciting aerial forest adventure provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels. Participants are fitted with harnesses, led through a safety and park usage demonstration and then are free to navigate their chosen treetop courses. There are over 20 zip lines and 115+ platforms on eight different courses.
 
Cranwell Resort - 18 Hole Golf Course
Renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, Cranwell’s championship course combines spectacular views with challenging golf and is open to the public. This magnificent course built by Wayne Styles and John Van Kleek in 1926 on the site of the original Berkshire Hunt Club. There is also a driving range and putting greens. Lessons available as well as equipment rental. Ask us about Preferred Innkeeper rates! See details on Specials page.
 
Lenox Fitness Center
Minutes from the Inn with extensive list of different fitness classes including Yoga, a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Inn guests pay only $10 for a full day of classes including use of sauna! 
 
Berkshire Outfitters
This North Adams shop, in business since 1978, rents canoes, kayaks and bicycles. They also sell inline skates, hiking gear and all types of skiing equipment. They have one of the largest selections of cross country gear in the region.

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Hilltop Adventures - Hiking, Nordic Skiing, Biking
Holly Brouker, a local sports educator accomplished in many sports, is available to hire for guided hikes, biking; cross country skiing/ snowshoeing.  She is leading hikes each Saturday at 9am and 1:30pm at Hilltop Orchards in Richmond (with advance reservation) and on other days by appointment. Bike tours can be arranged from the Orchard or from where you are staying. Contact her directly by email: hollyallsports@gmail.com.
 
Jiminy Peak Aerial Adventure Park
Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course consisting of 5 individual, elevated courses for different ability levels consisting of 70 elements that will challenge you to new heights!  Each course varies in terms of elevation and the strenuousness of the challenges. Elements include rope bridges, ladders, cargo nets, zip lines and more.
 
Plaine's Bike Ski Snowboard
Plaine's in Pittsfield has a great selection of bikes and accessories plus skis and snowboards in season. Ski rentals are available. 
 
Worthington Ballooning
Established in 1991, Worthington Ballooning specializes in customized flights high above the beautiful Berkshires. Available for private or corporate outings and balloon education programs. "Creating lifetime memories." 

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