Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Atop a green grassy hill overlooking a forest with water below. Mountains off in the distance.
Pleasant Valley, Lenox © Nicole Marcotte

Canoeing & Paddling in the Berkshires

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. 

Paddling Locations

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

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

Custom Trips

To set up a customized program for your family or group, email us or call 413-637-0320.