Canoeing & Paddling in the Berkshires

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

From April through October, Pleasant Valley's popular off-site paddling programs will take you to some of the best spots in the heart of the Berkshires. 

Watch for swallows, herons, ducks, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River (Lenox, MA). Explore the coves and marshes of Upper and Lower Goose Ponds in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers (Tyringham, MA). Or listen for owls, loons, and other wildlife on a moonlit paddle of Buckley Dunton Lake at October Mountain State Forest in (Becket, MA)

Best of all, we provide everything you need—canoes, paddles, PFDs, binoculars, and experienced guides!

Custom Trips Available!

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