Stay Active and Fit in the Berkshires.
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Or JUMP Directly to: ▸ Free Public Tennis Courts ▸ Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing ▸ Hiking & Biking Trails
Berkshire South Community Center 15 Crissey Rd, Great Barrington MA 413/528-2810 - Swimming, aquatics, fitness classes and exercise programs, yoga / pilates. Adult swimming lessons. Guided Fall Foliage Walks, Canoe Trips & Hikes. - Open to the public.
|Boys' & Girls' Club of Pittsfield16 Melville St., Pittsfield, MA 413/448-8258 - Indoor Ice Skating Rink, Indoor Pool, gymanasium, tech center with computers and games. Basketball, Dance & Swim Lessons, Cooking, Woodworking, Arts/Crafts. Pool, ping-pong, table hockey, Wii, foosball, and more! Supervised after school program (pre-register).|
Crab Apple White Water Rafting 2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339 800/ 533-RAFT - Open early spring thru late autumn foliage, just on the other side of the Berkshire mountains on the Mohawk Trail. Five different white water rafting adventures ranging from mild to WILD, full or half-day, rafts or inflatable kayaks. All level rafters, makes exercise fun! Located on the banks of the Deerfield River along the Mohawk Trail in Charlemont... worth the hour ride from the heart of the Berkshires!
Lenox Community Center Walker St., Lenox MA 413/637-5530 - Outdoor Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, skate pad for skates, blades and boards. Fitness, dance & exercise classes. Outdoor ice skating rink when weather permits.
Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink 1267 South Church St., North Adams, MA 413/664-8185 - Indoor Ice Skating Rink - Skating season runs: September 2010 - April 2011. Skate Rentals & Lessons available.
|Pittsfield Family YMCA 292 North ST., Pittsfield, MA 413/499-7650 - All Season fun & fitness for the entire family. Aquatic programs: swim lessons, aquatic fitness/workouts, Stride (for school-aged children with special needs), lifeguard training certification, scuba, & kayak classes. Adult Fitness Classes as well as personal training from Yoga to Kickboxing, racquetball leagues, zumba & more. Youth programs:popular sports such as basketball, indoor soccer, community dance program, and the Polar Bear swim team. Before and After School Care, Pre-school, Infant and Toddler programs.|
Planet Fitness 690 Merrill RD (TJ Maxx Plaza),Pittsfield, MA 413/445-5100 - Safe, energetic environment, 'Judgement Free ZoneŽ'. Innovative health club where members can relax, get in shape, and have fun in our casual, clean, stylish, hassle-free gyms facility. Tons of brand-name cardio and strength equipment, Friendly place to exercise, open 24hrs M-F, weekend hours:
Onota Lake Boat Livery 463 Pecks Road, Pittsfield MA 413/442-1724 - Rent a Boat on Onota Lake ... YEAR 'ROUND Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, motor boats & pontoons). Marine sales, service & accessories. Slip rentals by day/wk/season. Open daily year-round.
U-Drive Rent -A- Boat 1651 North Street, Route 7, Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield MA 413/281-4196 - Boating is fun exercise! Pontoon boat rentals, boats seat 12 - 14. Kayaks, canoes, sailboats, row boats. Hourly or daily - great rates. Swim & picnic on Pontoosuc Lake. [CALL AHEAD]
Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Boarding & Tubing:
Bousquet Ski Area 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield MA 413/442-8316 - Current Season: Fly 35 feet above the ground on our two-stage Zip Line! (Weekends 12-5pm). Winter Season: 22 downhill ski trails, open 7 days/week (beginner slopes to expert level skiers. Night skiing, Snowboarding. Snow tubing park open weekend hours (and for pre-arranged group fun during the week). Snow Sports School, Rental Shop. Summer Season: 6 water slides, activity pool, 18-hole mini-golf, go-karts, 24' climbing wall, bungy trampoline, bounce castle. Cafe, store.
Butternut Ski Area, Ski School & Ski Shop 380 State Rd., Great Barrington, MA 413/528-2000 - 22 Downhill Ski Trails (110 Skiable Acres), 12 Lifts, 3 Magic Carpets for beginner skiers. 5-Lane Snow Tubing Center. Ski and Snowboard Rentals. Ski Patrol, Children's Center, Two Lodges (WiFi).
Canterbury Farm Outdoor Recreation Center 1986 Fred Snow Rd., Becket, MA 413/623-0100 - 12 Miles of Groomed Cross country skiing trails, snowshoeing and ice skating. Trails double tracked & corduroyed. Top of the line equipment rentals: Ski, Snowshoe & Skate rental shop for the whole family (interchangeable throughout the day for one fee). Skiing & Skating Lessons (small groups or private). Hot chili, soups & snacks available! Summer & Fall seasons: Hike, bike, swim and enjoy the gardens on site.
Catamount Ski Area Hillsdale Rd., South Egremont, MA 413/528-1262 - 32 downhill ski & snowboard trails, 5 lifts. Ski classes, lessons. Ski and snowboard equipment rentals. Tavern, cafe and lodge. ALSO: Freeride Mountain Biking, and The Catamount Adventure Park, New England's largest high ropes aerial forest adventure.
Jiminy Peak Adventure Park 37 Corey Rd, Hancock MA 413/738-5500 - Summer Season Fun: Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Giant Swing, rock wall, bungy trampoline, bouncy house, rope adventures, mountain biking, & more! Winter Season: Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-country Skiing, Night skiing, Mountain Coaster. Ski, Snowboard and Outdoor Gear Shop and Ski / Snowboard rentals. Ski Classes, lessons & John Harvard's Restaurant & Brewery.
Otis Ridge Ski Area Rt. 23, Otis MA 413/269-4444 - Friendly, family skiing in the Berkshires for all level skiers... beginner trails to expert slopes. Small enough to be personal, but with larger scale facilities! Snowmaking, Lodge (WiFi available). Ski 'camps'
Free Public Outdoor Tennis Courts in the Berkshires:
Herberg Middle School 501 Pomeroy Ave., Pittsfield MA - Public Tennis Courts - '1st come - 1st serve.
Lakewood Park Newell St., Pittsfield MA - Public Tennis Courts - '1st come - 1st serve'
Pittsfield High School 300 East St., Pittsfield MA - Public Tennis Courts -'1st come - 1st serve'
Ponterril Tennis Courts East Acres Rd., Pittsfield MA - Public Tennis Courts - '1st come - 1st serve'
Taconic High School 96 Valentine Rd., Pittsfield MA - Public Tennis Courts - '1st come - 1st serve
Hiking & Biking Trails in the Berkshires:
Appalachian Trail (view trail map for entrance locations) - Over 100 miles of this 5-state trail are in Massachusetts. Great for day hikers or campers.
Ashuwillticook Trail (enter at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough/ Route 8). - Over ten miles of paved scenic biking or hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Cheshire reservoir and the Hoosic River.
BARTHOLOMEW'S COBBLE Weatogue Road, Sheffield MA - National Natural Landmark with hiking trails along the Housatonic River and up into a high wildflower meadow with distant views.
Beartown Mountain 69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey MA 413/243 5505 - Most trails are available for Hiking, Mountain Biking, ATVs, and Horses. Boating, fishing, swimming area & sandy beach, camping sites.
Berkshire Bike Path Council - Working to create a border to border (75 miles) bike way route for bicyclers in the Berkshires.
Canoe Meadows, located in the town of Pittsfield / off Holmes Road - Three peaceful miles of casual trails, surrounded by wetlands and wildlife, and the Housatonic River.
Monument Mountain Trails Rte 7, Stockbridge MA - 3 miles of moderate - strenuous (loop) hiking trails rising abruptly above the Housatonic wetlands &river valley. 1,642' summit offers northern views of Mt Greylock (near VT), and the Catskills, NY to the west. Hawks & bald eagles soar.
Mount Greylock State Reservation 30 Rockwell Rd , Lanesborough 413/499 4262 - Hiking, camping, snowmobiling, pets allowed, hunting (seasonal). Summit Lodge,overnight accommodations, meals. Highest elevation in Massachusetts.
Tyringham Cobble Jerusalem Rd, Tyringham MA - 2 miles of moderate - strenuous (loop) hiking trails, ascends through orchards & woodlands, to ancient bedrock formations. Panoramic views of the serene Tyringham Valley, abundant wildflowers & berries.