Outdoor Events

Family and Kid Friendly Outdoor Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Berkshire County

14th Annual Irish Olympics at Bousquet set for tomorrow, March 15

PITTSFIELD — It’s the winter event of the season you’ve all been waiting for — the 14th Annual Irish Olympics at Bousquet — and it’s set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 15 . The festivities begin at 11 and will include the green cookie race for children ages 8 and under, the Cardboard Cup; an Obstacle(…)

Upcoming Ice-Fishing Derbies in the Berkshires

 2014  Saturday, Feb. 1 Izaak Walton League, featuring $300 first place, $200 second place and $100 third place, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Lower Spectacle Lake, Otis. Sunday, Feb. 2 Stockbridge Sportsmen Club 37th Annual Skip Whalen Derby, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids (advanced); $2 extra day of. Echo Lake, Stockbridge. stockbridgesportsmenclub. org. Saturday, Feb.(…)

How to make a snow volcano

I love when you’re browsing Facebook and find something super cool to do with the kids. I found the snow activity below recently and thought I would share. It was originally posted on science-sparks.com. What you need: An empty water bottle 2 spoonfuls of baking soda 1 spoonful of liquid soap A few drops of(…)

HVA offers free canoe trips on the Housatonic through the fall

THE BERKSHIRES — In June the Housatonic Valley Association kicked off a series of free canoe trips that run through the fall, that encourage families of all ages to paddle the Housatonic River this summer. Choose from three more upcoming paddle trips which will explore the natural beauty and historical significance of the Housatonic River. The(…)

This year’s Pittsfield Garden Tour offers plenty of fun for the entire family

PITTSFIELD — Flowers, fairy houses and more, are on the calendar this weekend during the Pittsfield Garden Tour planned for Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from noon to 4 p.m. in Pittsfield. The Garden Tour’s mission is to recognize and celebrate the beauty of Pittsfield by organizing garden(…)

Pittsfield’s summer parks programs kick off Monday, July 8

Pittsfield’s summer parks programs kick off Monday, July 8

PITTSFIELD — The City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program will be continuing hosting the Summer Parks Playground Program at three city parks this summer for six weeks, beginning July 8 and running through Aug. 16. The program offers a wide variety of recreation activities to city children at no cost. Playground leaders(…)

The Clark Art Institute celebrates its free Americana Family Day this Sunday, June 30

WILLIAMSTOWN — So excited for Americana Family Day at the Clark this Sunday, June 30. It’s a long way from last summer’s Chinese-themed family day that I attended with my family and LOVED, and I can’t wait to see what the museum staff have up their sleeves for this weekend. I might even get to(…)

Sign-ups underway for nbCC’s Summer Neighborhood Basketball

Sign-ups underway for nbCC’s Summer Neighborhood Basketball

NORTH ADAMS — Signups are underway for the 2013 Summer Neighborhood Basketball League hosted by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 16. This  free “just for fun” league runs 4 to 5 weeks during the summer at various neighborhood playgrounds in North Adams. There will be(…)

Project Native in Housatonic is gearing up for a summer of family fun and learning

Project Native in Housatonic is gearing up for a summer of family fun and learning

HOUSATONIC – Their is plenty of family fun to be had at Berkshire County MA-based Project Native and this coming Saturday, June 22, Project Native will kick off its summer programming with an exciting, family-oriented double feature of morning events. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Project Native farm in Housatonic, Project Native staff(…)

Dr. Augie offers free Science in the Parks programs in Pittsfield this summer

PITTSFIELD — Summer may be a time to get outdoors and play in the Berkshires, but that doesn’t mean kids’ learning has to stop. This year the Pittsfield Parks Commission, the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, the Berkshire Environmental Endowment of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Dr. Augie’s Science and Art Programs are bringing learning(…)

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