Published on December 4, 2018

5 Fun Things to Do at Berkshire Sanctuaries in Winter

Small child enjoying nature play area in winter © Marki Blackwell

Don't let the cold and snow keep you inside this winter! 

There's lots to do at Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries between now and spring. 

From snowshoeing to learning about animal tracking to February Vacation Week fun, we'll keep you busy and active.

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:


Find out how to be a winter wildlife detective by signing up for one or more of our Wildlife CSI: Understanding Animal Tracks & Signs workshops.

Winter at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary


Explore nature's winter wonderland from a totally different perspective—on showshoes!


Kids ages 7-12 can turn out-of-school time into out-of-doors time by spending February Vacation Week with us.


Cross-country ski at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in the heart of Pittsfield—admission is by donation and trails are open every day from dawn to dusk.


Discover the beauty and rewards of winter birding through guided hikes, mindfulness walks, and indoor workshops.