Northern Berkshire Outdoor Guide

North Berkshire Outdoor Guide
This is the 10th edition of the Outing Club’s comprehensive guide to the outdoor recreational opportunities in the area, updated in fall 2008 with the help of numerous volunteers in the Williams community. The guide includes an introduction to the Berkshire area, basic safety and preparation training, and an extensive list of trails and sections on hiking, fishing, climbing, paddling, and winter camping. The current edition is dedicated to the memory of Katie Craig ’08 and Bob Quay ’04, who in their short time at Williams gave enduring inspiration to many members of the community. Craig’s art appears on the cover and in the book.

A map of the North Berkshire Trails located inside the book’s back cover allows hikers to locate trailheads, camping areas, canoe put-ins, and fishing access points. The description of each trail includes a detailed route description with distance and estimated hiking time, map locations, and directions to the trailhead.

The guide lists hotspots for various outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, biking, fly-fishing, rock climbing, and paddling. It also has a directory of resources with gives the locations and contact information of outdoor-related retail stores and non-profit organizations.

A sample of the map and a trail description for Pine Cobble is available for viewing.

The map and guide are for sale in the WOC Equipment Room for $12 to WOC members. Non-members can purchase the guide for $15 in local stores or the equipment room. The map is available in the equipment room for $3. To order a copy of the map and guide send a check for $18 (includes $3 shipping) payable to “Williams Outing Club” to:

Williams Outing Club
39 Chapin Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267

You can also order the map separately for $4, which includes $1 shipping.

For more info contact Email: [email protected]