The Town of
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts






What To Do


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Apples , Blueberries, Pumpkin Picking


A number of the local farms allow you to pick your own apples, blueberries and pumpkins. Great fun for the family.

Archery

Available at Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club on route 102.

Basketball

Located behind the Town Hall. There is also a indoor court located in the Town Hall gymnasium.

Canoeing

Bring your own canoe, kayak or rowboat to Card Pond. Sorry, no motorized boats are allowed.

Cycling

The mix of mountains and valleys make West Stockbridge a popular stop off place for cyclists. The local shops and places to eat and stay add an extra attraction above the beautiful scenery.

Another great place for cycling is the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail a ten-foot wide paved trail that has outstanding views of the Berkshire landscape. The 11.2 mile trail is open to visitors for walking, skating, cross country skiing as well as biking. Dogs are also allowed on the trail as long as they are leashed.

Fishing

West Stockbridge has a number of lakes, ponds and brooks where fishing is allowed. These include Card Pond, Shaker Mill Pond, and Cranberry Pond. The Williams river and the brooks and streams are also great for fly fishing.

Permits to fish can be obtained from the Town Hall these permits are valid for the whole of Massachusetts.

Fitness

Keep fit by attending Berkshire Training Station or the Bella Grazia Studio both in West Stockbridge.  Private, semi-private and group classes are available.

Hiking

Visit Stevens Glen, a 128-acre parcel of land featuring magnificent views of the gorge in which West Stockbridge is nestled.  There is a loop trail that crosses over Lenox Mountain Brook with views of the falls. In addition there is a spur trail leading to an Overlook Platform with wonderful views of the Berkshire scenery.
From West Stockbridge take Lenox Road (immediate right off Swamp Road); Lenox Road becomes Lenox Branch Road. Stevens Glen is on the left with a small pull-off for parking.

Yokun Ridge South on West Stockbridge Mountain is 1.6 mile trail that has beautiful views over West Stockbridge.
From West Stockbridge take Lenox Road (immediate right off Swamp Road); Lenox Road becomes Lenox Branch Road at the top make a right on Lenox Road; Olivia’s overlook is on the right. Park in the car park.

Yokun Ridge North
For directions see Yokun Ridge South. The trail is on the other side of the road from Olivia’s Lookout

Laura’s Tower, Ice Glen and Mary V. Flynn Trails are close at hand in Stockbridge.  Descriptions of the trails are contained in the following PDF file:
LaurelHillTrailMap.pdf

Beebe Hill in Austerlitz, a town in New York that abuts West Stockbridge, is worth visiting. The views are spectacular, especially from the top of the Fire Tower located at the top of the mountain.

Monument Mountain has great views of the Housatonic River Valley. It should be noted that a basic level of fitness is required to handle the 720-foot gain in elevation.

Horse Riding

Open year round Under Mountain Farm has both an indoor and an outdoor arena as well as trail rides through the woods and fields.

Library

West Stockbridge Library, located in the Town Hall at 21 State Line Road (Route 102). The library has a large number of movies on CDs as well as VHS.

For children, Story Hour takes place every Saturday starting at 11:00 AM.

Mountain Biking

Yokun Ridge North has a moderate to difficult 3.2 mile loop trail. This trail is best from Spring to Fall.

Pistol Shooting

Available at Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club on route 102.

Play Areas

•    At Card Pond where swimming is also available.
•    The play area located behind the Town Hall, also available, Basketball Court, Skate board park, Soccer and Tennis.

Pottery Decorating

Hoffman’s Pottery in West Stockbridge. Plates, bowls, mugs and/or tiles are available for DIY painting before being glazed and fired. Available during studio hours or by special appointment for birthdays or other parties.

Recreation

Various properties within the Yokun Ridge conservation zone are owned by the non-profit Berkshire Natural Resources Council] (BNRC), the Massachusetts Audbon Society (MAS), and the towns of Lenox, Stockbridge, and West Stockbridge. BNRC maintains trails through its Olivia's Lookout property on West Stockbridge and Lenox Mountain; they also manage a roadside scenic vista along Lenox Road at the Stockbridge/ Lenox border, as well as Steven's Glen, a waterfall on Lenox Mountain Brook. The Massachusetts Audubon Society maintains a network of hiking trails at their Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox. Cooperative agreements with towns, private landholders, and MAS and BNRC have resulted in the marking of a ridgeline trail extending from the southern end of West Stockbridge Mountain to the Bousquet Ski Area. The trails are open to hiking, skiing, picnicking, and other pursuits. Hunting, dog walking, and mountain biking are permitted in some areas
Note: Above was copied from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Religous Services

St Patricks Parish Catholic Church, 30 Albany Road, West Stockbridge, MA 01266 Telephone: 413-232-4427

West Stockbridge Congregational Church, United Church of Christ 45 Main Street, West Stockbridge, MA 01266 Telephone: 413-232-4256
Note: Services are conducted between April and October at the West Center Outdoor Chapel on West Center Road on the last Sunday of each month.

Skate Board Park

Located behind the Town Hall and used by bikers as well as skateboarders.

Skeet Shooting

The Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club on route 102 has a skeet layout, pistol range, and an outdoor archery trail.

Skiing - Cross Country

Yokun Ridge trail is open to skiing during the winter months.

Hilltop Orchards is open to cross-country skiers of all skill levels. Among the number of trails available there are two designed by John Morton, a two-time Olympic biathlete.

Skiing - Downhill

Bousquet and Butternut ski slopes open around the end of November and close at the end of March.

Soccer

A couple of pitches are located behind the Town Hall.

Swimming

Card Pond open during the summer months for residents of West Stockbridge and their guests. A life guard is on duty during July and August. There is also a play area for young children.

Tennis

There is a court behind Town Hall that is open to the residents of West Stockbridge and their guests.

Walking Tour

Download the pdf file below which has a map, provided by the West Stockbridge Historical Society, that shows the location of a number of historic houses including the following which are on the National Register of Historic Places:
•    Congregational Church
•    Old Town Hall
•    The Grange
HistoricalWalkingTour.pdf

Zucchini Festival

Great fun for the family. The Zucchini Festival takes place the second Saturday in August each year. The festival consists of games, craft booths, pet parade, zuck races, live music, entertainment and food. This is an all day event so bring the family!

Discover the Berkshires

For a list of what to do in the Berkshires go to Berkshires.org. Select the activity you are interested in, leave the location blank or use the drop down box to narrow the search.


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