About Stockbridge Town Beach
The Stockbridge Town Beach is open only to town residents. It is an idyllic park and waterfront on the southeast corner of the Stockbridge Bowl. This family-friendly beach is ideal for hot summer days. Visitors can swim in the lake, grill their favorite foods, and picnic under the sun. A small, designated beach allows visitors to float in a shallow swimming area and play in the sand. The park has changing rooms and bathrooms just above the swimming area, ensuring visitors can stay for an extended time.
Picnic tables, benches, and park grills provide ample equipment for lunch by the lake’s lapping waves. After lunch, visitors can relax on Adirondack chairs and watch canoers and kayakers send ripples through the water. Kids can meanwhile play on a swing set with scenic lake views.
Migratory birds and other wildlife will be visible from the beach at all times of the year. The park is also an excellent spot to watch the leaves change color on the mountains when fall arrives in the Berkshires.
Two large gravel parking lots are located off Mahkeenac Lake Road, north of Beachwood Drive. A lifeguard is often on duty during busy summer beach days.