Snowshoeing in The Berkshires
Snowshoes let people into the expansiveness of the winter landscape, says Carrieanne Petrik-Huff, The Trustees of Reservations engagement manager for Southern Berkshire County. Walking lightly on top of deep snow, people find tracks of deer, coyote, weasel, fishers, and birds.
“Winter is an amazing time to get to know the forest or a landscape,” she says.
The Trustees cares for properties across the county, from Mountain Meadow Preserve and Field Farm in Williamstown to old-growth forest at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington.
Many of our historic properties have trails open year-round. Mass Audubon in Lenox, Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council all lead winter snowshoe and hiking trips.
The Trustees also leads night hikes and snowshoe treks at Notchview in Windsor and at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield. Families can rent snowshoes at either place.