Stockbridge Bowl Association Kwuniikwat Island
Stockbridge Bowl, Stockbridge, MA

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Kwuniikwat Island in Stockbridge, MA | Berkshires Outside
Kwuniikwat Island in Stockbridge, MA | Berkshires Outside
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About Kwuniikwat Island

Kwuniikwat Island is a small 3-acre island at the southern end of the Stockbridge Bowl. The island is managed by the Stockbridge Bowl Association. Visitors can find picnic tables and a boat dock that provides easy access for arrival, making this island a perfect pitstop for a warm day of boating, canoeing, or kayaking. With the picnic tables, visitors can rest and eat lunch as they look at scenic views of the Berkshires reflected in the lake’s ripples. These mountains eventually become painted orange and yellow when fall arrives. Wildlife is abundant year-round on the lake, and the island is a beautiful stopping point for birders and anglers alike. Waterfowl, for instance, are easily seen on the water during their migrations. Visitors will also undoubtedly find a wonderful day of fishing, as the lake has stocks of largemouth bass, yellow perch, and trout.

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, the indigenous peoples of this region of Western Massachusetts, named the island “Kwuniikwat” in 2018. The word is an old family name that also directly translates to “appearing long.”

Boat access to the lake is at the Stockbridge Bowl Boat Ramp off Interlaken Road, north of Old Colonial Road. 


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