In addition to being America’s premier cultural destination, the Berkshires have plenty to offer in the form of outdoor recreation. Families and outdoor enthusiasts alike will find a wide variety of activities available for any interest. From canoeing to whitewater rafting, hiking to mountain biking, rock climbing to hot air ballooning, camping to horseback riding, there really is something for everyone in the beautiful Berkshires.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management oversees a number of parks and reservations in Berkshire County, including Savoy State Forest, Pittsfield State Forest, October Mountain State Forest, Mohawk Trails State Forest and Bash Bish Falls State Park, home to the highest waterfalls in Massachusetts, just to name a few. To talk with someone at the DEM call the Regional Headquarters and Visitors Center at (413) 442-8928.