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Things to do in Lee

The “Gateway to the Berkshires”, Lee has a variety of lakes and rivers; the Housatonic River flows through the town from Lenox to Stockbridge, Goose Pond is known for its clear, clean water, proximity to the Appalachian Trail, and population of brown trout. Laurel Lake, is home to Lee Sandy Beach

At 16,500 acres, October Mountain State Forest is the largest state forest in Massachusetts.  The park is popular with hikers, hunters, campers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, and ORV users. A variety of trail networks are interspersed throughout the park and are connected to campgrounds that offer yurts and campsites during the summer season.  The southern end of town connects to Beartown State Forest, an additional 12,000 acres of forested parklands that offer many similar features. The newly created Donato’s Trail is a 2+ mile loop trail in South Lee.

A little less than 1 mile of the Appalachian Trail passes through Lee, and the town became an Appalachian Trail Community in 2023.

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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.