Outdoor Recreation

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

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

Bring a bike and explore the woods or hit the roads exploring the area’s charming town centers. Road bikers will find the hills challenging going up and exhilarating coming down, while mountain bikers will find adventure on our back wooded trails.

Snow lovers have their choice of groomed downhill or semi-flat cross-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.

Explore some of our local guides and outfitters below, or keep scrolling down for general area information, including trails, forests, and water access.

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Zip lining at Berkshire East in Charlemont, MAPhoto courtesy of Zoar Outdoor, Charlemont, MAThe 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.

Sign Up For a Race

  • The Bridge of Flowers 10k Classic & Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk takes place every summer right in downtown Shelburne Falls. Sign up for a family fun run or the full 10k, then later relax and enjoy the Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, or the stores, galleries, and restaurants in town.
  • Join The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon in the spring and challenge yourself to run, bike, paddle, ski or snowboard, and complete an obstacle course. You can conquer the race solo or round up a team of up to five people to compete.
  • Hike at High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary
    High Ledges offers incredible views. High Ledges Info
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking the new Charlemont Trail System Photo courtesy of Berkshire East, Charlemont, MA

Explore Outdoor Recreation by Town


Ashfield Lake, Ashfield, MAAshfield Lake, Ashfield, MA


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 or Berkshire East.

Conway via Buckland


Other Local Recreation Areas