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With the summer season just around the corner, you may be looking into some fun outdoor activities for your getaway to Lenox. With a wide variety of hiking trails, wildlife sanctuaries, and even horseback riding adventures to choose from, you may not know where to even begin! One summer activity we highly recommend you consider is a journey with Berkshire Canoe Tours. This fun-filled and relaxing excursion begins just minutes from our Lenox bed & breakfast and is bound to be one of the highlights of your vacation!
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Berkshire Canoe Tours is a family-owned and operated business that is eager to share the unspoiled beauty of the Housatonic River with you! Their guided canoe trips meander among the gentle curves of the river while introducing you to some of the most abundant plant and wildlife in the region. You may want to bring your camera in case you find any red-tail hawks, owls, or Canadian geese along the way! More commonly spotted Housatonic residents include beavers, muskrats, blue herons, kingfishers, and painted turtles.
The trained guides at Berkshire Canoe Tours provide general instruction for first-time paddlers. That way, you won’t have to worry about falling behind. These tours are suitable for experienced canoers and those who have hardly touched a paddle in their lifetime. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to immerse in the tranquility of nature and learn more about the region’s history!
Tours usually last about 2 hours and are run several times a day throughout the season. The journey costs $50 per adult and $30 per child. This price includes a canoe, paddle, and personal safety equipment. Here is a short list of some things you should bring along with you:
The tours operate out of Deckers Landing on New Lenox Road. If you need help finding this location, take a look at the map!
*Reservations are highly recommended for Berkshire Canoe Tours. Also, be sure you book in advance as canoe trips tend to sell out quickly. While they do mainly operate on a reservation basis, they do make every effort to accommodate last-minute visitors.*
Interested in a solo excursion down the river? No worries! The Arcadian Shop in Lenox provides guests with some of the best canoe and kayak rentals in town. What’s even better? They’ll deliver your rented items straight to the dock for you! That way, you won’t have to worry about transporting your canoes to the river. You’ll also find a wide variety of other items at the Arcadian Shop including running gear, bikes, stand-up paddleboards, and climbing equipment. Stop by for everything you need to enjoy the Berkshires’ great outdoors!
Whether you embark on an adventure with Berkshire Canoe Tours, explore the rich region’s art scene, or visit the historic sites, the Berkshires is the place to be this summer! Experience all the best things our one-of-a-kind destination has to offer by staying with us at The Gateways Inn. Our historic Procter mansion turned bed & breakfast is cloaked in vintage charm while providing its guests with all the modern amenities they desire for a comfortable stay. Enjoy your choice of 11 gorgeous guest rooms, easy access to our on-site award-winning restaurant, and the town’s best nightlife in the inviting lounge and bar. We’re the perfect alternative to the typical Berkshires hotels and provide everything you need to make lifelong memories. Book your favorite room with us today and let’s start planning your summer getaway!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Vacation Guide to the Berkshires! It’s a handy reference to all the best things to do during your vacation with us.