Boating

Laurel Lake

Located just off route 20, north of town, Laurel Lake offers boating (boat ramp on route 20), fishing (in summer and winter), swimming, even a sandy beach with picnic facilities! Plenty of parking. And, beautiful sunsets.

Contact information
Laurel Lake is located on Route 20, Lee, MA 01238.
Phone: 413-243-2464

October Mountain State Forest

At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts.

Contact information
October Mountain State Forest is located at 256 Woodland Road, Lee, MA 01238.
Phone: 413-243-1778
Web: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/octm.htm

Tolland State Forest

Tolland State Forest, located in the rolling southern Berkshire Hills, is the 1,065-acre Otis Reservoir. The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities.

Contact information
Tolland State Forest is located at 410 Tolland Road, East Otis, MA 01253.
Phone: (413) 269-6002
Email: massparks@state.ma.us
Web: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/toll.htm

Beartown State Forest

Beartown State Forest has an extensive network of trails on over 12,000 acres offers visitors a chance to glimpse deer, bear, bobcat, fisher and other wildlife, including the park’s namesake, the Black Bear. Brooks, beaver ponds, rich deciduous forest, flowering shrubs and wildflowers.

Contact information
Beartown State Forest is located at 69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey, […]

Mount Greylock State Reservation

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock State Reservation is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen.

Contact information
Mount Greylock State Reservation is located at 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237.
Phone: 413-499-4262
Email: mass.parks@state.ma.us
Web: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/mtGreylock/

Berkshire Canoe Tours

Berkshire Canoe Tours offers fun filled guided canoe trips on the Housatonic River. Each trip runs approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours.

Contact information
Berkshire Canoe Tours is located at Deckers Landing on New Lenox Rd, Lenox, MA 01240.
Phone: (413) 442-2789
Email: calmwaterpaddle@aol.com
Web: http://www.berkshirecanoetours.org/

Clarksburg State Forest

Clarksburg State Forest is a beautiful place to view fall foliage. Clarksburg State Park offers 368 acres of abundant and unspoiled northern hardwood forest with breathtaking views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains.

Contact information
Clarksburg State Forest is located at 1199 Middle Road, Clarksburg, MA 01247.
Phone: (413) 664-8345
Email: mass.parks@state.ma.us
Web: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/clsp.htm

Sandisfield State Forest

Within the rolling northern hardwood forests of Sandisfield State Forest is York Lake, featuring a popular day use area with a 300-foot beach for unguarded swimming, a picnic area and a boat launch ramp.

Contact information
Sandisfield State Forest is located on York Lake Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255.
Phone: (413) 229-8212
Email: mass.parks@state.ma.us
Web: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/sand.htm

Savoy Mountain State Forest

Located atop the Hoosac mountain range, Savoy mountain state forest has over 50 miles of wooded trails for recreational access to spectacular natural features.

Contact information
Savoy Mountain State Forest is located at Route 116, Savoy, MA 01256.
Phone: (413) 663-8469
Email: mass.parks@state.ma.us
Web: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/svym.htm