Canterbury Farm is nestled high in the Berkshire Hills, 1650 feet elevation. Our trail system was specifically designed for cross country skiing with 32 km of trails. We groom and track the majority of trails daily with beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain. Some trails are wide for skating, and a few backwoods trails are ski tracked only. Our northern exposure guarantees the best snow in the Berkshires. Top of the line grooming and track setting equipment makes our ski conditions as good as it gets!
A great place for families to spend the day. New Rentals of skis, snow shoes and ice skates are available for one low daily price. Lessons for all snow sports are given by certified coaches.
The historic lodge welcomes you to one of the Berkshires’ most picturesque country B and B’s where hospitality and comfort are as legendary as the Canterbury Tales! The relaxing atmosphere enhances the three modern guest bedrooms all with private baths, hearty breakfasts, and wireless internet. Relax in the den beside the fireplace then ski, snow shoe, and hike the trails on our private 160 acres of gardens, ponds and forests. It is a wonderful place to gather with friends, families, and for special events.
Each room has the architectural features of the classic timber framed colonial. Our renovated facilities offer you the modern comforts of home yet many historic details remain. Start your day with a full country breakfast in the Berkshire Room Café. After experiencing the Nordic sports, come in and warm up by the fire with a hot chocolate and enjoy a hearty lunch of homemade soups and wraps. Relax in the cozy common rooms, sun deck or gazebo. A perfect ending after a long day of skiing, boating or sightseeing at the many nearby Berkshire attractions such as Downhill ski areas, Clark Museum, Jacob’s Pillow ,Tanglewood, or Berkshire Theatre Company.
What makes Canterbury different from the rest.
Dave's nature tours Sunday morning takes groups on skis or snow shoes to witness the wild animal habitates of beaver, otter, moose, bear, and small mammels that inhabit the land.
Ralph's Lookout ski trail and snow shoe trail connects to a view of Mt. Greylock. The skating rink is maintained with resurfacing equipment and skate rentals are available. These rentals may be interchanged with ski or snowshoes for one low price. Lessons in skiing and skating are offered by professional instructors.
Ski to a beautiful lake, glance at the long vistas, and enjoy the tranquility. We have rentals, lessons, food, and great skiing. Open 9-5 every day
If Coming From the East:
Mass. Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 3 (Westfield). Turn right to Route 20 West. From the intersection where Rte. 8 heads north from Rte. 20 in Becket, travel 5 miles north on Rte. 8. Take a sharp left on Fred Snow Road.
If Coming From the West:
Take Washington Mtn. Road from Pittsfield or Becket Rd. up from Rte. 20 to rte 8. (These two roads come together very near Rte. 8.). At the Rte 8 intersection, look for Fred Snow Rd. on your right. Take this road a short way south.
If Coming from New York:
Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to exit 2 (Lee). Turn left to Route 20 east to Becket Rd. Turn left. When you reach Rt. 8 look for Fred Snow Rd. on your right.
For Further Information and reservations:
Phone: (413) 623-0100
Web site: http://www.Canterbury-Farms.com
1986 Fred Snow Road
Becket, MA 01223
With 10 kilometers of scenic, groomed trails, Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club welcomes all levels of skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts. Whether you cross-country ski or venture out on an exhilarating snowshoe trek, this is a great place to spend an outdoor winter day. Conveniently located next to the popular Sloane's Tavern, our Ski Center offers a complete line of modern Rossignol Ski Touring rental equipment and Tubbs Snowshoes, as well as skier accessories and healthy trail snacks.
"Awesome 20-Mile Views of the Berkshires!"
"...arguably the coziest place to cross country ski in the Berkshires..."
Chris Newbound Berkshire Magazine
Hilltop Orchards – a 200 acre property which is home to one of the regions' largest apple orchard and award-winning Furnace Brook Winery -- also has a surprisingly adventurous Nordic Ski Center!
Snowshoers and xc skiiers are delighted by the inventive trails designed by John Morton, a seven-time participant in the Winter Olymics as an athlete, coach and leader of the U.S. Biathlong Team.
The expertly groomed trails offer fun for all abilities. Courses are groomed for both classic and skating-style skiing as well as snowshoeing. The combination of twists and turns along the woodland trails make this experience like none other!
Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Center, a working family farm since 1840, has a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. The Center is located in the foothills of the Berkshires and has an elevation of 1,400 feet. A large ski warm up area with beginner trails is located right behind the ski lodge. There are 20 kilometers of marked ski trails from beginner to expert, machine groomed for traditional and skating styles. We also have 10 km. of natural woods snowshoe trails that weave through the evergreen forest and down to the big meadow.
Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area, on Route 63 in Northfield, is open for great cross country skiing. At Northfield, you can ski a gorgeous sweep of the mountain on 25 miles of trails groomed for classical and free style skiing. These carriage-width trails vary from rolling beginner trails, to scenic intermediate circuits, to the demanding 800 foot vertical climb of the Tenth Mountain Trail.
With over 3,000 acres of scenic forest and open meadow, Notchview offers an idyllic escape for winter sport enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experienced skiers and snowshoe hikers. 17 kilometers of trails are groomed and track-set for classical cross-country skiing; 10 kilometers are groomed for skate skiing. Young skiers can enjoy our sheltered Kinderloop, or check out our separate groomed trail system for “skijoring,” or skiing with dogs. You can also snowshoe on newly-dedicated trails or go off track and explore the backcountry on either skis or snowshoes.
Part of the Hoosac Range, an extension of Vermont’s Green Mountains, much of Notchview is above 2,000 feet, with Judge’s Hill the highest point at 2,297 feet. This results in snow on our trails for more than 80 days each year. Think of us in March and even April! Although some fields are kept open, most of the reservation is covered with a red spruce and northern hardwood forest and is home to many wild species. Look for tracks of deer, moose, and snowshoe hare as you ski along. Chickadees, barred owls, and pileated woodpeckers live in the forest year-round.
In winter, warm up in the Budd Visitor Center, featuring a masonry heater with toasty soapstone seats, a waxing area, skis and snowshoe rentals, and a stunning view of our woods and fields. Take an energy break with our café service, which offers soup, sandwiches, baked goods, and hot and cold beverages. Along the trail, two Adirondack shelters offer spectacular views across the surround Hilltown countryside. Public restrooms (open year-round).
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing available early December to early April, daily, 8AM to 4:30PM. Group ski lessons are held at 11:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Please sign up by 12:00 on weekends to ensure a spot for the 1:00 lesson. Skating, advanced, and private lessons may be arranged by appointment to fit your schedule.
Check out our website for schedule of special events, races, and guided nature programs. www.notchview.org
Notchview is a property of The Trustees of Reservations which was founded in 1891 to preserve for public use and enjoyment exceptional scenic, historic, and ecologically significant properties across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to skiing at Notchview, a Trustees membership allows free or reduced admission to each of our 110 natural and/or historic properties. Ask us about volunteer opportunities at Notchview – we’d love to have you join us!
For Further Information:
Web site: http://www.notchview.org
83 Old Route 9
Windsor, MA 01270
Stump Sprouts is a small rustic resort on a 450 acre mountain top farm just south of the Mohawk Trail. With elevations ranging up to 2000', Stump Sprouts has some of the most reliable snow conditions in Southern New England. 25 KM of trails designed primarily for classical skiing and snowshoeing wind through the property and out into the adjoining state forest. The unique trail system features wooded glades and landscaped intersections connected by a variety of trails. A large boulder stands guard near a clearing at the highest point on the land where four trails meet. The view from this point makes it a popular destination.