Canoeing and Paddling in the Berkshires

Canoeing on Goose Pond © Rene Laubach
Canoeing on Goose Pond © Rene Laubach

Take a naturalist-guided canoe trip on several Berkshire lakes or along the Housatonic River from April to October. Along with our skilled guides you will view wildlife and learn insights about nature in the Berkshires. You may see herons, kingfishers, bald eagles, swallows, and even loons or find evidence of beavers, muskrats, raccoons, and other mammals.

We provide everything including canoes, paddles, safety equipment, and binoculars.

Program Locations

Choose one of our popular canoeing and paddling destinations:

  • The Housatonic River through the Darey Wildlife Management Area in Lenox, MA
  • Upper & Lower Goose Ponds in Lee and Tyringham, MA
  • Buckley Dunton Lake at October Mountain State Forest in Becket, MA

Custom Trips

Available April–October

To set up a customized program for your family or group, email berkshires@massaudubon.org or call 413-637-0320.