Three Cheap Summer Outdoor Travel Ideas in the Berkshires
We could list hundreds of cheap travel ideas for the scenic Berkshires of Western
Massachusetts region, but for the format of this post we’ll go with three suggestions for the outdoor summer enthusiast:
One of the “peaks” of a cheap Berkshires vacation is the Mt. Greylock State Reservation in Lanesborough. Here, you’ll find 45 miles of trails, biking and picnic opportunities, including almost 12 miles of Appalachian Trail – part of the famous trail that goes from Maine to Georgia. You can also drive to the summit of Mt. Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,491 ft. Access to the park is free, although there is a reasonable $2 fee for summit parking. The visitor center is located at 30 Rockwell Rd. Lanesboro, MA (Tel. (413) 499-4262)
For more outdoor enthusiast opportunities, The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a 10-foot wide paved, 11.2-miles ideal for bike riding, roller blading and walking. The trail spans from Lanesborough to Adams. Tel. (413) 442-8928.