Image courtesy of Regina Burgio.

2-Mile Walking Loops

The loops are marked with green signage along the way to guide pedestrians.

Downtown Loop – The Colonial Theatre on South Street, around Park Square, up North Street to Berkshire Medical Center and then loop back to where you started.

Morningside Loop – Corner of Tyler Street and Woodlawn Avenue to The Common via First Street, looping back to the Tyler and Woodlawn intersection.

 

 

WALKING/RUNNING

 

Berkshire Running Center

34 Depot St.
413-344-4472
Offering personal training, group programs, running events and suggestions on the best places for running in the county.

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

For the best mountain biking trails in Pittsfield, visit the Pittsfield State Forest.

 

Ordinary Cycles

247 North St.
413-442-7225

 

 

BIKE AND SKATE PARK

 

Pittsfield Skate Plaza

1 Appleton Ave. (0.5 acres)
The newest skate and BMX facility in Western Massachusetts, the Pittsfield Skate Plaza is a full concrete park with a plethora of freestyle skating and biking features like spines, ramps and a bowl. Please follow downtown ordinance and sidewalk safety rules outside of the park.

 

 

LAKES

 

Burbank Park/Onota Lake

500 Lakeway Drive
Fishing Pier, Public Boat Launch, Swimming Beach, Bath House, Picnic Areas, Playground, Sitting Areas, Controy Pavilion, Trails. 188 acres

 

Fall on Onota Lake. Photo Credit Regina Burgio

 

Pontoosuc Lake Park

40 Hancock Rd.
Public Boat Launch, Swimming, Picnic Areas. (23 acres)

 

Berkshire Rowing and Sculling
Society (BRASS) ­–
Cuyler Boathouse
Onota Lake

413-442-7769
berkshirerowing.com
Adjacent to public boat launch. Dedicated to teaching rowing in single sculls and crew boats for pleasure and competition.

 

Onota Boat Livery

463 Pecks Rd.
413-442-1724
onotaboat.com
Rents canoes, kayaks, sail and motor boats and pontoons on nearby Onota Lake.

 

U-Drive Rent-A-Boat

1651 North St. (Route 7)
413-281-4196
Boat rentals on Pontoosuc Lake.

 

Fishing Licenses

413-684-1646
masswildlife.org
Fishing licenses are required for all persons, ages 15 and older. Licenses can be obtained by contacting the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

 

GOLF COURSES (PUBLIC)

 

General Electric Athletic
Association (GEAA) – 9 hole

303 Crane Ave.
413-443-5746

 

Pontoosuc Lake Country Club – 18 hole

38 Kirkwood Dr.
413-445-4217
plcc.biz

Pontoosuc Lake Country Club

 

TENNIS COURTS  (PUBLIC)

 

Herberg Middle School
501 Pomeroy Ave.

 

Reid Middle School
950 North St.

 

Lakewood Park
301 Newell St.

 

 

SKIING, SNOWBOARDING & SLEDDING

 

For sledding, see Parks, Osceola & Clapp

 

Bousquet Ski Resort & Summer Family Fun Center

101 Dan Fox Dr. 

413-442-8316
bousquets.com
Bousquet is a 200-acre ski area in the winter, and a family fun adventure park in the summer. In the winter, Bousquet features a vertical drop of 750 feet, twenty-four trails, three lifts, two magic carpets, three terrain parks, snowtubing, and 85 percent snowmaking coverage. In the summer, visitors can enjoy six waterslides, an activity pool, go-karts, a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, mini golf, a zipline and disk golf.

 

Tubing at Bousquet. Photo credit Ogden Gigli

 

 

Jiminy Peak

37 Corey Rd.
Hancock, MA
413-738-5500
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England, summer home to Mountain Adventure Park and the only mountain resort in North America to generate its own energy using alternative wind power. Jiminy features extensive conference and wedding facilities for groups up to 400 people. Since opening in 1948 Jiminy Peak has evolved to become a 4 season resort, offering something for everyone.

 

Pittsfield State Forest

1041 Cascade St.
413-442-8992
Streams, waterfalls and flowering shrubs abound in Pittsfield State Forest, including 65 acres of wild azalea fields that are a profusion of pink blossoms in June. The forest has two camping areas, two picnic areas, an outdoor auditorium, and a swimming beach at scenic Berry Pond. The striking vista from the top of Berry Mountain, accessible by automobile from April to December, is a great place to watch the sun set. Thirty miles of trails include the paved three-quarter mile Tranquility Trail. A wheelchair-accessible picnic area and restroom are located nearby.

 

 

CITY PARKS

 

 

Splash Pad at the Common Park

 

Allen Heights

150 Windsor Ave.
(2.3 acres)
Playground, Athletic Field

 

Belanger Youth Athletic Facility

375 Newell St. (5.5 acres)
Playground, Little League Complex, Walking Track

 

Carrie Bak Park

150 Danforth St.
(0.7 acres)
Playground, Wildlife Viewing Tower, Picnic Area

 

Christopher R. Porter Memorial Park

37 Highland Ave. (2.3 acres)
Play Equipment

 

Clapp Park

233 West Housatonic St. (33 acres)
Playground, Athletic Field, Baseball Fields, Basketball Court, Sledding Hill, Walking Track

 

Coolidge Park

220 West Union St. (28 acres)
Athletic Fields, Trails

 

Crane Park

100 Dartmouth St.
(1.9 acres)
In-line Hockey Rink, Basketball Court, Swings

 

Deming Park

84 Meadow Lane (9.6 acres)
Baseball Fields, Basketball Court, Playground

 

Dorothy Amos Park

320 West St. (2.1 acres)
Playground, Basketball Courts, Sitting Area

 

Durant Park

30 John St. (2.1 acres)
Playground, Basketball Court, Softball Field, Picnic Area, Sitting Areas

 

Basketball on the Common. Photo credit Berkshire Eagle.

 

First Street Common 

100 First St. (7.1 acres)
Playground, Basketball Court, Splash Pad, Performance Pavilion, Sculpture Lawn, Picnic Area & Outdoor Events

 

Common Park – Tempest 2016 – Credit Enrico Spada

 

 

Kirvin Park

974 Williams St. (227 acres)

Playground, Athletic Fields, Basketball Court, Disc Golf, Walking Trails

 

Lakewood Park

301 Newell St. (6.3 acres)
Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Athletic Fields

 

Lebanon Park

185 Lebanon Ave. (6 acres)
Play Equipment, Athletic Field, Basketball Court

 

Marchisio Park

276 Dalton Division Rd. (19 acres)
Basketball Court, Volleyball Courts, Playground, Athletic Fields

 

Osceola Park 

50 Osceola St. (9 acres)
Basketball Court, Athletic Fields, Play Equipment, Sledding Hill with Rope Tow

 

 

Park Square Pittsfield. Kimberly Gritman photo. Pittsfield Christmas Tree in Park Square. Shaun Muldowney photo.

 

 

 

Park Square 

1 Bank Row (0.7 acres)
Fountain, Monuments, Sitting Area, Flower Beds

 

Persip Pedestrian Plaza

175 North St. (0.1 acres)
Performance Platform, Sitting Area

 

Ray Crow Park

25 Winter St. (0.9 acres)
Playground, Picnic Area, Basketball Court

 

Sottile Pedestrian Plaza

200 North St. (0.1 acres)
Sitting Area

 

South Street Memorial Park

295 South St. (2.2 acres)
Veterans Memorial, Sitting Area

 

Springside Park

874 North St. (246 acres)
Springside House, Vincent J. Hebert Arboretum, Gardens, Trails, Girls Softball Complex, Little League Field, Handicap Accessible Playground, Basketball Court, Springside Pond

 

Tucker Park

190 Robbins Ave. (0.8 acres)
Playground, Tot-Lot Playground, Basketball Court

 

Wellesley Park

50 Wellesley St. (1 acres)
Sitting Area

 

West Memorial Park

50 Cheshire Rd., Route 8 (4 acres)
Play Equipment, Athletic Fields

 

 

Wahconah Park

Pittsfield Suns Baseball Game

105 Wahconah St. (102 acres)
Baseball Stadium, Athletic Fields, Basketball Court
Wahconah Park is an atmospheric minor league ballpark, recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. One of the last remaining ballparks in the United States with a wooden grandstand, it was constructed in 1919 and seats 4,500. Wahconah Park’s classic and intimate design offers fans a ballpark experience that harkens back to the early decades of attending a ballgame. The stadium is currently home to the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

 

Pittsfield Suns
413-445-7867
pittsfieldsuns.com
See ad on page 24.

 

 

CONSERVATION AREAS

 

Barkerville Conservation Area

320 Barker Rd. (74 acres)
Hiking Trails and Open Space

 

Brattlebrook Park

200 Longview Terrace (138 acres)
Nature Area

 

Fred Garner River Park

300 Pomeroy Ave. (10.2 acres)
Canoe Launch, Athletic Field, Nature Trails

 

Tierney Conservation Area

180 Jason St. (47 acres)
Nature Area

 

Wild Acres

500 South Mountain Rd. (112.5 acres)
Youth Fishing Pond, Observation Tower, Nature Trails, Picnic Pavilion

 

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Audubon Society

Holmes Rd. (264 acres)
413-637-0320 | massaudubon.org
Located just one mile from the center of Pittsfield, Canoe Meadows features three miles of trails winding through scenic woods, fields, and wetlands; attracting birds such as bobolinks, ospreys, and great blue herons; and along the edge of the Housatonic River. Keep your eyes open for signs of beavers, otters, and wild turkeys while exploring Canoe Meadows.

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