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Hiking in the Berkshires

The Porches Inn in North Adams is your perfect home base for a spring full of hiking in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

The snow is melting, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and the weather is warming up. It’s time to get back into nature—and there’s no better place to be outside in the spring than in North Adams, Massachusetts!

There are many amazing things to do in the Berkshires in spring. However, hikes are by far a visitor favorite. Nearby trails vary in levels of difficulty, scenery, and terrain. No trip to North Adams is complete without a hike. And the best part is, Porches Inn at Mass MoCa is close to all of the best hiking trails in the Berkshires.

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Benefits of Hiking in the Berkshires in Spring

Summer is indeed the most popular time to visit the Berkshires. But, spring in North Adams has some amazing opportunities and benefits that rival the allure of the warm months.

Firstly, it’s much less crowded. Booking rooms at our Inn is much easier than at the height of the tourist season. You might even have the trail to yourself! It can also get very hot and humid in the summer, but the cool spring season makes hiking more enjoyable. Picture this: a wooded trail lined with budding blossoms and seed leaves—perfect for your Instagram. 

And if the sunshine happens to turn to rain, accommodating the weather is super easy! Simply bring a rain jacket or some hiking boots, and you’ll have just as much fun on any of our hiking trails regardless of rain, sun, or mud. Their versatility is what makes them the best things to do in the Berkshires in spring.

Hiking Trails Near North Adams, MA

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a newbie, there’s a trail near Porches Inn just for you. If you’re looking for easy hiking in the Berkshires, we recommend you try out Steadman Pond at Hudson-Howard, Monterey. This easy trail is only a quarter of a mile and ten minutes one way. But don’t be fooled: the scenery is expert-level. The new growth along the trail is beautiful in spring and the pond glitters in the seasonal sun. 

If you’re looking for a more challenging hike, try out Stevens Glen in West Stockbridge. This fan-favorite hike features a waterfall that is in full force during the springtime! The waterfalls usually dry out by mid or late summer. 

Or, for one of the best hiking trails in the Berkshires, climb Mount Greylock! It’s the highest point in Massachusetts. And if you take the 4.4-mile paved road before May, you’ll avoid all vehicular traffic and any dirt from the mud season. 

Visit the Berkshires this Spring

Beat the crowds and the heat by staying at the Porches Inn at Mass MoCa this spring! We’re only a short walk or drive away from the best hiking spots in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. And, we’re the perfect, most hospitable place to crash after a long day outdoors. Check our availability today while there’s still plenty of space!