January 24, 2019 Mariah

Borrow A Hiking Backpack

Borrow A Hiking Backpack program provides access to essential hiking supplies to have a safe, fun, and educational outdoor experience.



Community members, with a library card in good standing, can check out hiking backpacks from the Berkshire Athenaeum, fully equipped with field guides, BNRC trail guides, a basic first-aid kit, a compass, binoculars, a magnifying glass, bug spray, two ponchos, and an observational journal. 

The backpacks are available for a 1-week checkout and reservations are required.

Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC), in partnership with the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, initiated this program in 2018.