BOATING, RAFTING & SWIMMING

The Berkshires

BOATING

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. http://www.berkshirecanoetours.org/

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. http://www.berkshirerowing.com

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

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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. http://www.crabapplewhitewater.com

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. http://www.moxierafting.com

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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.

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RESERVATIONS