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9 Post-Turkey Trails & Fresh Air Friday Hikes

9 Post-Turkey Trails & Fresh Air Friday Hikes

Looking for a place to take a post-turkey stroll? Want to dodge the Black Friday crowds & celebrate Fresh Air Friday instead?
Check out these 9 Berkshire County locations perfect for an after-dinner walk or a needed break from the holiday crush.

Thank You Walk & Gratitude Tree Activity

Thank You Walk & Gratitude Tree Activity

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the habit of gratitude, fostering within them with the ability to raise forth positive emotions in their own lives.
Practicing gratitude as a family not only instills children with a lifelong ability to evoke positive emotions, but it also builds deeper family bonds. We build family connections through hiking, but one of my favorite ways to teach gratitude along the way is by taking a gratitude walk. 

6 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the Berkshires

6 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the Berkshires

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute and celebrate the rich ancestry, history, and traditions of the first people on this soil. Through dance, family traditions, and music, we can learn the diverse stories and long history of Indigenous...

Faded Footsteps – Arrowhead Nature Trail

Faded Footsteps – Arrowhead Nature Trail

Where We Went : Arrowhead Nature Trail, Pittsfield/Lenox MA When We Went : Mid-April Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : 1.5 Boots Trail Length : 0.5 Mile How Long it Took Us : 1 Hour Overview : "Leviathan, white whale - Call me Ishmael. Sailor, novelist - A failure until...

This is Mohican Land: 6 Hikes to Honor It

This is Mohican Land: 6 Hikes to Honor It

October 10th marks Indigenous Peoples' Day with the following month of November ushering in Native American Heritage Month. Colonization has led to the erasure of this land's first inhabitants, their stories, and their heritage, and reinforced a misconception that...

Fall Hike Activities to Shake Things Up

Fall Hike Activities to Shake Things Up

I’ve never known anyone yet who doesn’t suffer a certain restlessness when autumn rolls around… We’re all eight years old again and anything is possible.Sue Grafton As the leaves drop and the temperatures follow, keeping up interest and excitement in getting outdoors...

24 Hours in Pittsfield With Kids!

24 Hours in Pittsfield With Kids!

Pittsfield — also known as the heart of the Berkshires — may not immediately come to mind when you think of vacation, but this busy Berkshire hub is packed with enough fun activities and good eats to keep a family busy for a week! But as my fellow parents and...

20 Family-Friendly Fall Foliage Hikes in the Berkshires

20 Family-Friendly Fall Foliage Hikes in the Berkshires

When it comes to fall foliage, nothing beats the spectrum of colors on display in the Berkshire hills. Leaf peepers rejoice as the forested landscape erupts into shades of copper, cornelian, cranberry, gold, and every hue in between. From late September to October, this prismatic flash in the pan transforms any regular, old weekend hike into a dream-like ramble.

Haunted Hikes of the Berkshires

Haunted Hikes of the Berkshires

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. 

Leaf Hunting at Laston Park

Leaf Hunting at Laston Park

Just past the Olde Forge in Lanesborough, MA is a budding arboretum. As leaves start to fall, leaf hunting makes a great outdoor activity. Take a left off of Route 7 and visit the trees at Bill Laston Memorial Park. Keep scrolling for a FREE printable leaf hunt!...