With every aspect of our lives suddenly disrupted, nature and outdoor activities provide essential stability, stress-relief and distraction to the current crisis. Lucky for us, the Berkshires is bursting with open-air spaces.
With Spring on the horizon and increasing uncertainties ahead, there is no better time to get outside and let nature work it’s magic.
Here are 20 family-friendly hikes we’ve reviewed to jumpstart your adventures.
- Balance Rock State Park
- Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
- Wahconah Falls State Park
- Old Mill Trail
- Steven’s Glen
- Getty Memorial Conservation Area
- Mountain Meadow
- Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
- Natural Bridge State Park
- Greylock Glen Meadow
- Historic Becket Quarry
- Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
- Dorothy Frances Rice Wildlife Sanctuary
- Crane’s Pond
- Field Farm
- Longcope Park
- Road’s End Wildlife Sanctuary
- Thomas & Palmer Brook
- Bullard Woods
- Constitution Hill
COVID-19 Hiking Best Practices
- Check access before you go, many areas are closed during this time.
- If you or anyone in your group is feeling sick, STAY HOME.
- If parking areas are crowded, choose a different space to explore.
- Give a wide berth to other hikers and allow for at least 6-feet for passing.
- Practice Carry-In/Carry-Out & Leave No Trace rules. Trash receptacles should not be used.
- Bathroom and office facilities will be closed to the public.