by berkshirefamilyhikes | Oct 10, 2021 | Central, History, North County, South County, Trail Reviews |
For a county as old as the Berkshires, it would be impossible not to have our share of the paranormal. With well over 116,000 acres of the region conserved for public land use, it’s also no surprise that many of these spooky encounters occurred during recreational activities like hiking. At Berkshire Family Hikes we’re always looking for inroads to get more people exploring their outdoors, and maybe a jaunt with the things that haunt our local woods is precisely the adventure you’ve been searching for.
by berkshirefamilyhikes | Jun 1, 2021 | Field Trips, Outings, Trail Reviews | Where We Went: Shelburne Falls/Buckland, MA When We Went: Annually since 2015 (Temporarily closed in 2020) Difficulty (Boots 1 – 10): 0 Boots Trail Length: Bridge Length, 400 Feet How Long it Took Us: Two Hours Overview: For a small little village off...
by berkshirefamilyhikes | Aug 31, 2019 | Central, History, Trail Reviews |
In 1972, Raynard Getty, a high school science teacher, began developing 50 acres behind the Dalton school into a conservation area. In conjunction with classroom studies, Wahconah students, alongside Getty, worked on extensive plans to create a wildlife refuge, 4 1/2 miles of nature trails, two tree farms, a large fieldstone fireplace, and a small pond. A teacher truly ahead of his time,
Getty described his vision as, “a quiet area where students can go to think and meditate.”
by berkshirefamilyhikes | Oct 14, 2019 | Trail Reviews | Where We Went : Historic Becket Quarry When We Went : Mid-August Difficulty (Boots 1 – 10) : 1.5 Boots Trail Length : Varying Lengths – Quarry Trail is under 3 miles round trip How Long it Took Us : 2.5 Hours Overview : Along with Autumn’s colorful...
by berkshirefamilyhikes | Jun 10, 2021 | Activities, Central, History, Trail Reviews |
The John Lambert Nature Trail located on the main campus at Berkshire Community College was made by environmental students and faculty.
by berkshirefamilyhikes | Sep 13, 2019 | South County, Trail Reviews | Where We Went : Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary / Lenox, MA When We Went : End of June Difficulty (Boots 1 – 10) : 1 Boot Trail Length : 7 miles of trails (All Persons Trail: 0.3 miles) How Long it Took Us : 2.5 Hours Overview : Gee whiz, Wally!...