Fall Hiking in the Berkshires

Fresh air. Sparkling blue skies. Fabulous fall colors. It’s autumn in the Berkshires and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the season. Take advantage of our new Fall Foliage Weekday Special and join us for the explosion of color happening right outside our door. Book two or more nights, Sunday through Thursday, from September 27th through October 29th and save 25% off of our regular rates. It’s just our way of providing you with a little incentive to take some time for yourselves and explore the outdoors.

The rewards of fall hiking in the Berkshires are endless. It’s the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet. The fragrant smell of ripe apples and pumpkins in the air. The crisp cool air gently fanning your face. Whether you take a solitary walk in the woods or a challenging trek up a mountainside, get outside and fall in love with nature again.

The Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s mission is to “protect and preserve the natural beauty of the Berkshires” for the benefit of the community. 50+ miles of trails traverse the region from north to south, offering a diversity of environments. On any one of the marked trails you may encounter old stone walls, secluded ponds, and breathtaking views.

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby Lenox, MA offers a variety of trails from easy to strenuous set among 1000 lush acres. You’ll likely encounter evidence of the wildlife that call the sanctuary home while exploring the paths through the woods and wetlands, including an active beaver colony.

Some of our favorite hikes are right around the corner from the Inn. Others require a bit of jaunt, but well worth the effort. We’ve written often about the bounty of hiking opportunities in the Berkshires. From waterfalls to mountain vistas, you’ll never want for a fabulous way to appreciate the beauty of nature while hiking.

Get out your hiking boots and book your favorite room at the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast in Sheffield, MA. In the meantime, check out some of our previous blogs for more ideas on how to get outdoors and enjoy the season.

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