Town of Monterey Bidwell Park
Route 23, Monterey, MA

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  • Free
  • Picnicking
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Bidwell Park in Monterey, MA | Berkshires Outside
Bidwell Park in Monterey, MA | Berkshires Outside
Bidwell Park in Monterey, MA | Berkshires Outside
  • Public Land
  • Private Land
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  • Major Trail

About Bidwell Park

Bidwell Park is a little-known town park that offers open space along the Konkapot River in the center of Monterey. The park is a family-friendly spot to enjoy passive outdoor activities, such as picnicking, viewing wildlife, or taking in the serene natural environment of the Berkshires. The park's main area is a flat, grassy field by the river that contains a few picnic tables and easy access to the water. Parkgoers can take a quick dip into the shallow stream or even try fly fishing. However, this section of the Konkapot is not known for the large fish populations seen elsewhere in Western Massachusetts. Regardless, such easy access to the water makes it an appealing spot to cast a line. A much-appreciated feature of the park is that it is shaded by canopies of pine and birch trees, making it an easy escape from the summer sun.

Overall, Bidwell Park is best suited for visitors seeking a small space to enjoy relaxing outdoor activities. Since it is hidden behind the town library with little signage, many locals are unaware that this park even exists, making it an ideal spot to escape the crowds at many of the county's outdoor sites during peak season. Visitors can access the park from the library, where a quaint walking bridge brings visitors to the main trail leading to the river.


Route 23, Monterey, MA

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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.