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Hiking Resources

Everybody Can Hike

The new Everybody Can Hike / Todos Pueden Realizar Una Caminata is a user-friendly resource to share information on what to bring, what to expect, and how to stay safe on the trails. 

Berkshire County Trails for All

The new accessible trails brochure, Berkshire County Trails for All / Condado De Berkshire Senderos Para Todos, was developed in response to needs suggested by community members and our partners, with the goal to create a resource both online and in print that can guide Berkshire residents and visitors to some of the accessible trails in the area. Each trail has a comprehensive description that gives enough information for a user to decide if it is a good fit for them before they visit.

Berkshire County Trails for All

Backpack Programs

The programs provides access to essential hiking supplies for a safe, fun, and educational outdoor experience.

  • Borrow A Hiking Backpack at Pittsfield’s Public Library: Check out a backpack 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.
  • Nature Discovery Backpacks at the North Adams Public Library: Community members with a library card are able to check out a backpack from the Youth Services Department equipped with field guides, trail suggestions, a basic first-aid kit, compass, binoculars, magnifying glass, bug spray, two ponchos, an insect house, wildlife tracking card, Leave No Trace educational cards, and an observational journal.