Water Sports

BOATING & CANOEING


Berkshire Scenic Treks & Canoe Tours

Guided canoe tours. Enjoy the Housatonic’s abundant untouched beauty. Daily/evening. In winter-snowshoe or hiking Berkshire adventures. (413) 442.2789. Deckers Landing, Lenox


BRASS – (Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society)

Ready all, row! Instruction and rentals for singles, doubles, quad and fours rowing shells. All ages welcome. Recreational to Racing Shells. (413) 442.7769. Cuyler Boathouse. Onota Lake, Pittsfield


Onota Boat Livery

Boat rentals – canoes/kayaks/motor, pontoons. Open daily year-round. (413) 442.1724. 463 Pecks Rd., Pittsfield


RAFTING


Crab Apple Whitewater

New England’s largest rafting outfitter. Full and half-day trips on Deerfield River in rafts or inflatable kayaks. April-Oct. (413) 625.2288/ (800) 553.7238. 2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont


Mountains Unlimited Whitewater Adventures

Outdoor adventures. Whitewater rafting. Raft rentals – Farmington/West/Millers/Housatonic/Deerfield float trips. Rock/ice climbing instruction. (888) 240.6976. Rte. 2, Mohawk Trail


Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Guided whitewater rafting, funyaking trips for families to fanatics on the Deerfield River. May-Oct. (800) 866.6943. 1 Thunder Rd., Charlemont


SWIMMING


County-wide Lakes & Ponds

  • Ashmere Lake, Route 143
  • Plunkett Lake, Church Street, Hinsdale
  • Benedict Pond, Beartown State Forest, Egremont Country Club, Route 23, Great Barrington
  • Card Lake, Route 41, West Stockbridge
  • Lake Garfield, Route 23, Monterey
  • Mohawk State Forest, Route 2, North Pond, Savoy Mt. State Forest, Florida
  • Prospect Lake Park, North Egremont
  • Otis Lake, Tolland State Forest, Otis
  • Onota Lake, Onota Boulevard, Pittsfield State Forest, Cascade Street, Pontoosuc Lake, Route 7, Pittsfield
  • Spectacle Pond, Cold Spring Road, Sandisfield
  • York Lake, Sandisfield State Forest, New Marlborough
  • Card Lake, Route 41, West Stockbridge
  • Wahconah Falls State Park, off Route 9, Dalton.

Lee Beach

Laurel Lake. Rte. 20, dirt road at Best Western Black Swan Inn. Lee.

Lenox Beach

Laurel Lake. Rte. 20, on the Lenox-Lee border. Lenox.

Stockbridge Beach

Stockbridge Bowl. Hawthorne (Mahkeenac Rd.), Stockbridge.