Recreation & Fitness

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

Dalton kicks off new Spinning classes on Feb. 17

DALTON — Dalton CRA is bringing Spinning to its 400 Main St., Dalton home this winter, with classes kicking off Feb. 17. All instructors are Spinning certified and the fitness center will offer 15 classes a week, Monday through Saturday. Spinning is recommended for all age and fitness levels and provides a great cardio workout(…)

Kids age 3 through grade eight are invited to get their dance on at the Pittsfield YMCA

PITTSFIELD – Registration is open for the Pittsfield Family YMCA’s dance programs, including Hip Hop and Ballet. These programs are for those children ages 3 through eighth grade. The session runs from Jan. 12 through March 9. The Y’s dance programs create an environment of fun and energy while focusing on the most popular dance moves seen(…)

Pittsfield Parks and Recreation to offer free skate afternoons at Boys and Girls Club

PITTSFIELD — The City of Pittsfield Recreation Program has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield for a free public skating opportunity. The Recreation Program and the Boys & Girls Club invite the first 100 people through the door during the Public Skate at the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club to free(…)

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(…)

BFAIR is sponsoring a week at summer softball camp giveaway through July. 14

NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Family And Individual Resources (BFAIR), the North Adams-based not-for-profit human service agency that assists adults and children with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury, is giving away a week of softball camp at Dan Duquette Sports Academy in Hinsdale. One winner will receive a gift certificate valid for the softball(…)

Pittsfield Parks and Recreation will hold a weeklong golf program for kids ages 6 to 11 in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — “Fore.” Yes, kids will most likely be using that phrase a lot during the City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development’s Sticks for Kids program in Berkshire County. Sticks for Kids is a free weeklong golf program running from June 24 to 28, from 9-11 a.m. for children ages 6 to 11. It(…)

Looking for places to swim in Berkshire County? We’ve got some suggestions

Note: Five years ago as part of my job with a local paper in the Berkshires, I toured the region looking for some of Berkshire County’s best swimming holes — some obvious, some our county’s best-kept secrets. Here’s what I found way back then. For a complete list of places to swim — lakes, ponds,(…)

Berkshire County youth are invited to run in this weekend’s Obstacles and Popsicles in Dalton

Berkshire County youth are invited to run in this weekend’s Obstacles and Popsicles in Dalton

DALTON — This Sunday, May 5,  marks the Dalton Community Recreation Association’s 11th annual Obstacles and Popsicles Kids’ Race at Nessacus Middle School in Dalton. Last year over 170 children and youth under the age of 12 participated in the half mile race (6 and under; ages 7 and 8) and a one-mile race (ages 9(…)

Lee, Lenox Cal Ripken League Baseball sign-ups have begun

LEE/LENOX — The combined Lee/Lenox Cal Ripken baseball league is currently having signups in preparation for the upcoming baseball season. The league is open to any child between the ages of 8 and 12, as long as they do not turn 13 before May 1. Interested players can register at the Lee Youth Association, 13(…)

Sign-ups for Dalton Youth Girls Lacrosse set for Friday, March 15

DALTON — On Friday, March 15, from 5:30-7 p.m., signups for Dalton Youth Girls Lacrosse spring season will take place at the Dalton Youth Center for girls in grades four through eight. The Dalton Girls Lacrosse program is entering its third season and is growing every year. The program will teach participants basic lacrosse skills(…)

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