Adventure, health, fitness and fun

Great Barrington and the Berkshires are an ideal destination for culture, adventure, and food. We have activities and destinations for everyone!

Outdoor adventure

You don't have to get in a  car to explore the outdoors.

Hiking on the property - Right out your door on 250 Long Pond are 120 acres of forest, majestic cliffs, and springs and the Williams River. Trails are marked with orange red and green paint. Total of 8 miles of criss-crossing trails. the outer loop is about 4 miles

Hike to Long Pond - right across the street is Pfeiffer Arboretum trail for a mellow half mile hike to beautiful Long Pond

Best road biking in the Berkshires - rent a bike at Berkshire Bike and Board if you don't have your own and explore the beautiful country roads famous for scenic road biking

Skiing

Butternut Ski resort

Catamount Ski Resort

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

Tubing

Butternut Ski resort

Adventure Parks

Catamount (Hillsdale, NY)

Ramblewild (Lanesboro Mass)

Jiminy Peak Adventure park  (Hancock Mass)

Hiking

Monument Mountain

Beartown State Forest

Housatonic River Walk

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Guided hiking and mountain biking

Odin Adolphson

Lakes and such

Pfeiffer Arboretum

(Literally across the road from end of driveway - 249 Long Pond, we are 250 Long Pond)

Lake Mansfield

Plenty of free parking for this sandy roped-off public beach five minutes from the property, complete with swings, a grassy picnic area and hiking trails. Kayaks and canoes may be put in at the small boat launch located at the south end of the pond and at the beach area, outside of the swim ropes. No town resident sticker required.

Stockbridge Bowl

Stockbridge Bowl is the largest lake within the Town of Stockbridge, with a public boat ramp making the lake accessible to all, provided that any vessel being launched into the Bowl must be thoroughly washed first to remove all possible Zebra Mussel contamination. Throughout the year, the lake is extensively used by scullers, canoers, kayakers, sailers, swimmers, waterskiers, powerboaters, and fishermen.  Due note in 2018 The lake suffers from eutrophication due to excess nutrients blamed on runoff from development and septic systems in the immediate area. Stay tuned…

Copake Lake Boat and Ski

Inhabited many years ago by Mohican Indians, the Indian name "Copake" means "Snake Pond." Copake Lake, the largest lake in Columbia County, New York, offers a wide range of activities both on the water and off water through all four seasons. Copake Lake Boat & Ski

Great spot to take a small group for a few hours of adventurous water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, and kayak and small boat rentals

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

An Audubon wildlife preserve only two miles from Stonover Farm, with extensive marked hiking trails for all levels of difficulty.

Fly Fishing

Charter the Berkshires

119 Park Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

413-429-5366

Wellness/Fitness

Private sessions at 250 Long Pond

Yoga with Katherine Hagel

Schedule a private yoga class at 250 Long Pond with Katie. Her classes are fun, engaging and transformative. Katie's students appreciate her calming, compassionate presence, precise alignment instruction and heart-centered approach to teaching.

Yoga with Mark Gerow

Mark’s mission is to empower others to find space to explore, discover, and create an awakening to their life’s dreams and aspirations; to help others find the opportunity for truth to arise in their lives using tools of observation and awareness; to give the gift of self-healing, with the premise that we are our own healers.

Yoga Classes in town

The 3 yoga studios:

Yoga GB

A community based studio featuring many of the Berkshires most skillful teachers. The atmosphere at Yoga GB is supportive, safe, and non-competitive, promoting health and happiness

Sruti

Sruti is a collective of individuals deeply committed to authentic programming. Sruti maintains a welcoming space for your practice and personal; development

LifeWorks Studio

Yoga, Acupuncture, private sessions, workshops

Kripalu

Center for yoga and health. Teaches the art and science of yoga, meditation and wellness. Offers courses, programs, food & lodging year ‘round.

Fitness

Jim Czarnecki

413-281-7671

Robert Pelliocatti

413-281-4662

Massage
Energy Rising

250 Long Pond has had a multi year partnership with Energy Rising and owner Todd Fiorintino and private massages can be booked directly through our website

Stockbridge Massage

Acupuncture

Rebecca Schirber licensed acupuncturist

Rebecca’s treatment room is not unlike one you’ve visited if you are someone who has had a massage. Acupuncture is profoundly relaxing and this is an important part of the healing process. Rebecca will also come to 250 Long Pond. She is also a trained whole foods healthy chef! We absolutely love her.

Sound Healing with Rudi Bach

Enjoy receiving the deep relaxation that comes from listening to these bowls in Sruti's peaceful environment. Bowls are also played to individuals, sitting up, lying down or in a chair. No experience required. All family and friends welcome. Peacefully submerge for a  spell.

Rudi will come to Long Pond for a groups session. Highly recommended

Salsa classes with Alan Franco

Alan will come to Long Pond for Private sessions