Explore the Outdoors

Parks, Trails, and Outdoor Recreation Berkshire County, MA

Welcome to Berkshires Outside! Everyone living in or visiting the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts is invited to find their next adventure right here. Even the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast will discover something new – there are over 550 locations listed, from trailheads and tent sites to bike paths and beaches.

Check out these SAFETY TIPS before you head out. Then, explore, enjoy, revel in the beauty of the Berkshires, and protect it for others still to come!

  • Public Land
  • Private Land
  • Bus Route
  • Trail
  • Major Trail

Things to do in the Berkshires

Get away from the crowd

The Berkshires boast quite a few well-known outdoor recreation destinations – being home to the whole Massachusetts stretch of the Appalachian Trail, plus several scenic vistas is a big part of that. But there’s so much more to explore!

Berkshires Outside aims to help people find places and experiences that are less known but just as beautiful. A selection of “off the beaten path” options are displayed here – we invite you to check them out and find a new favorite!