Outdoor Recreation

The Shelburne Falls area offers endless opportunities to get out and play in all four seasons!

Road bikers will find the hills challenging going up, exhilarating coming down. Mountain bikers have to be more adventurous on our back woods trails, full of surprises.

The snow lovers have their choice of groomed downhill or semi-flat x-country trails. Snowmobile riders take over the mountain bike trails in the winter.

Summer offers swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities on our many lakes and rivers.

With activities ranging from whitewater adventures to wooded trails for mountain biking to great skiing to zip-line canopy tours, the greater Shelburne Falls area is ready for action!

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 8 registered members
66 Thunder Mountain Rd
P.O. Box 725
Charlemont
MA
01339
Phone 413-339-6617
Email ...
Big Mountain Skiing -- Friendly Family Fun -- 45 Trails all abilities -- 5 lifts -- 10 minutes from Shelburne Falls
2056 Mohawk Trail
P.O. Box 295
Charlemont
MA
01339
Phone 1-800-553-7238
Email ...
Daily rafting and inflatable kayak trips on the Deerfield River. Easy to advanced whitewater. No experience necessary.
P.O. Box 245
Charlemont
MA
01339
Phone 413-339-4010
Email ...
Hawk Mountain Lodge features 6 comfortable rooms in a newly renovated guest lodge on the Deerfield River. Several combinations of private and shared baths. No smoking; children welcome; open year round. Rates ranging from $55-155/room. Email: info@zoaroutdoor.com
679 Mohawk Trail
B
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-313-3730
Email ...
Dance for Children and Adults. Featuring Pre-Ballet and Tiny Tappers for our youngest dancers, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Ladies on Tap, an Adult Tap Class and VaVaVoomFit an Adult Dance Fitness Class. Motion is Life...let's keep moving!
Facebook Page MohawkDance
Image 1
Image 2
Image 3
Image 4
99 Millers Falls Road
Northfield
MA
01360
Phone 800-859-2960
Email ...
Northfield Mountain Recreation Center offers riverboat cruises, cross-country skiing, camping, and flat-water kayaking and canoeing.
43 Bridge St.
Shelburne
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-6179
Email ...
Come bowling—it's fun! Candlepin bowling since 1906. Open and league bowling September through May. Great place for a birthday, company, family, or group party. Full bar overlooking the Glacial Potholes.
451 Main Street
Greenfield
MA
01301
Phone 413-773-3646
Email ...
Locally funded social service agency, dedicated to improving the health and well being of Franklin County citizens in mind, body, and spirit.
P.O. Box 245
Charlemont
MA
01339
Phone 413-339-4010
Email ...
Zoar Outdoor offers whitewater raft trips from easy to difficult on the Deerfield River, for families, groups, and individuals, April through October, Tuesday through Sunday. Other activities include kayaking, rock climbing, biking, camping, and a retail store.

More Recreation

Zoar OutdoorPhoto courtesy of Zoar OutdoorThe area is well known for its sports & recreational activities. There are state parks, accessible private and public land, trails for hiking, biking, snow mobiling, cross country skiing, etc. Rivers and streams meander between the hills, offering plenty of water activities.

  • The Bridge of Flowers 10k Classic & Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk
  • Hike at High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary
    High Ledges offers incredible views. High Ledges Info
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking the new Charlemont Trail System

    The Charlemont Trail System consists of over 25 miles of multi-purpose trails that can be accessed from several points in Charlemont. Bikers or hikers can start at the Warfield House, Berkshire East, or Zoar Outdoor and access all the trails with minimal road crossings. Trail maps are available at Zoar Outdoor, Berkshire East or the Warfield House or view the two maps here:

  • Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest in the northern Berkshire Hills in the towns of Hawley, Plainfield, and Savoy. The forest is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). In 1985, the forest was named in memory of Kenneth M. Dubuque, a former employee of the Department of Environmental Management.

    Activities and amenities

    • Trails: Some 35 miles (56 km) of trails are designated for mixed use including horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. In addition, there are 6 miles (9.7 km) of hiking trails and a one-mile interpretive trail encircling Hallockville Pond. Two small shelters may be found along the trails.
    • Artifacts: Historical artifacts in the forest include cellar holes of abandoned South Hawley village, an unusual beehive-shaped fieldstone charcoal kiln, and the remains of a mill complex at Hallockville Pond.
    • The forest also features wilderness camping, canoeing, fishing, and restricted hunting.
    • The Massachusetts Student Conservation Association–AmeriCorps program is headquartered at Hallockville Pond.

    External links

Ashfield

Zoar OutdoorPhoto courtesy of Zoar Outdoor

The Ashfield Trails connect to the DAR State Forest and offer trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Heath
Shelburne
Conway via Buckland
Charlemont
Colrain