Berkshires & Pioneer Valley offer indoor & outdoor adventure for kids and families

Families flock here for the endless array of activities and things to do . Cozy family resorts offer lodging, sports and recreation year round. Come to the Berkshires to canoe, kayak, raft the white waters, climb rocks or fly through the treetops at Zoar Outdoor. Spend the day at Look Park with fun for everyone from miniature trains to miniature golf and paddle boats. Enjoy the pleasures of the Berkshires’ scenic hills, forests, rivers, lakes and back roads. In winter, families are welcome to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports and indoor fun at the Jiminy Peak and Berkshire East ski areas. You may never leave.

Route 2 Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 800-553-7238

Family Owned and Operated Whitewater Rafting Outfitter in the Berkshires

Crab Apple ran the first ever raft trips in 1989 on the dam controlled Deerfield River. The excitement continues on a wide range of full day and half day trips. Kids 8 and up can enjoy rafting trips on mild Class 1-3 rapids, teens on more aggressive Class 3-4 rapids, and those age 5 and up will have a great fun time in guided rafts or inflatable kayaks on mild whitewater. The guides are great with kids of all ages and help rafters explore the Deerfield sharing information about local history, wildlife and hydrology along the way. There’s great food, hospitality and service, the best equipment, and riverside base camps with the comforts and convenience to make your rafting adventure one that you’ll never forget.

66 Thunder Mountain Road Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 413-339-6617

For families it's easy - bring your kids and play!

There’s lots to do. Where do you want to start? Depends on the season. How about skiing or boarding or tubing, zip lines, white water rafting, or downhill mountain biking? Come check out and ride North America’s longest mountain coaster! We offer lessons and equipment rentals. We have a great family friendly place to stay right here while you’re enjoying all of the activities, the Crazy Horse Bar and Grill for lunch or dinner, a friendly staff and a commitment to being the best at whatever we do. We are just 2 hours from Boston, three hours from New York City.

Route 2 (Mohawk Trail) Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 800-532-7483

The perfect vacation or active getaway for friends and family.

Zoar Outdoor is New England's Leader in Outdoor Adventure, offering whitewater rafting, zip line tours, canoeing, kayaking, biking and rock climbing at our adventure resort on the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts. Our friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp and top-notch equipment ensure that your adventure will be memorable. From half-day family raft trips to week-long whitewater kayak clinics we can match your schedule and your desire for adventure. The Outfitters Shop is the Northeast's premier whitewater outlet featuring over 100 of the hottest designs in stock. Our expert staff can help you select a boat, but the greatest part of shopping at The Outfitters Shop is that you can try any boat before you buy it on the Deerfield River right in front of our shop.

37 Corey Road -- Route 43 Hancock, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-738-5500 Toll-Free: 800-882-8859

Your family belongs here

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort offers lodging accommodations perfect for any family Berkshire getaway. Choose from our Country Inn Suites or two or three bedroom mountainside Vacation Homes. We offer a host of amenities to make you feel at home, including shopping and dining in the Village Center and Country Inn, outdoor heated swimming pool, fitness room, game room and more. During your stay enjoy some outdoor summer fun at our Mountain Adventure featuring 2 Parks in 1 location – Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Park as well as the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and Mountain Segway Tours. Enjoy the convenience of our New England Country Inn, a beautiful, spacious all-suite hotel located at the base of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.

Renew your family's fun this winter in the Berkshires

A family vacation to the Berkshires of Western MA will whisk you away from the stress of everyday life for an unforgettable getaway. The Berkshires offer year-round fun for all ages. In the winter season bring the family and breathe in the crisp, clean air and glide onto a fresh blanket of snow by way of snowshoes or skis. The Berkshires offers a multitude of scenic trails whether you are looking for a downhill or cross country experience you can find it here. Many of these ski areas also offer tubing as an alternative and if you are new to skiing they all offer lessons and rentals. If you prefer an indoor activity, winter is an excellent time to meander through the many fantastic museums sprinkled throughout the county, many of which are free during the winter season. To learn more visit us at berkshires.org or find us on Facebook at Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.