Windsor Lake in North Adams, Massachusetts

Windsor Lake in North Adams, Massachusetts is one of Northern Berkshire County’s premiere destinations for outdoor recreation. Visitors of Windsor Lake can enjoy activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking, and even disc golf! Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the trails surrounding Windsor Lake are popular activities during the winter months.

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The Boulders Hiking Trails in the Berkshires

The Boulders is a 645 acre conservation area that overlaps the towns of Dalton, Lanesborough, and the City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Boulders features over six miles of hiking trails and offers a stunning view from the boulders at the summit for which the area is named. The hiking trails at the Boulders are wide and easy to navigate. When visiting the Boulders, you’ll enjoy a gentle hike through a gorgeous hardwood forest. There are also small streams and a pond that attract an abundance of local wildlife.   

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Fishing Pontoosuc Lake in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Pontoosuc Lake is a 511 acre great pond that is located in the City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Pontoosuc Lake has a maximum depth of approximately 40 feet and is about 15 feet deep on average. Pontoosuc lake is one of the most popular lakes for fishing in the Berkshires because of its ample trout and largemouth bass populations as well as for the lake’s ability to produce trophy northern pike.

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Olivia’s Overlook and the Yokun Ridge South Hiking Trails

Olivia’s Overlook is a scenic vista with stunning views of Stockbridge Bowl. The Olivia’s Overlook parking area is located on Richmond Mountain Road in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts close to the Lenox / Richmond border. The scenic vista is named after Olivia Stokes Hatch, whose family gifted the land to the Berkshire Natural Resource Council. Olivia’s Overlook is the trailhead for the Yokun Ridge section of the Taconic Mountain range in the Berkshires. There are over 6 miles of hiking trails to be explored at Olivia’s Overlook.

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Fishing Greenwater Pond In Becket, Massachusetts

Greenwater Pond in Becket, Massachusetts is an 88 acre trout pond that is located in between the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 20. Greenwater Pond is approximately 58 feet deep at its deepest point and has an average depth of about 23 feet. I had always been under the impression that Greenwater Pond was quite shallow, but upon visiting there this past week came to realize that Greenwater Pond only appears to be shallow because the water is incredibly clear.

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