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Things to do in Hinsdale

Hinsdale is home to just under 2,000 residents and several summer camps.  About 2.5 miles of the Appalachian Trail passes through the community. The East Branch of the Housatonic River originates in the swampy areas around the Hinsdale Flats Wildlife Management Area. The 3-mile out-and-back Old Mill Trail offers visitors the opportunity to hike along the river and learn about local history through interpretive signage and brochures.

Lake Ashmere is split by Route 143 with basins to both the North and South.  The southern basin has a boat ramp and a dam along the southern shore. Plunkett Reservoir offers a boat launch and a small, family-friendly beach with a parking area, seasonal restrooms, and picnic tables.

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Clubs, Retail & Rentals

Looking to meet up with others for team sports or group activities? Check out our list of clubs and leagues in the Berkshires. We also link to an array of outdoor recreation resources: retail shops for gear, rental facilities for equipment, and guides to get you where you want to go! Our list of summer camps will help you plan an overnight or day camp adventure for your young ones.