Summer – what a wonderful time to be out of doors! One of the best ways we can think of, of really getting out into the great outdoors while you’re in the Berkshires would be on a guided Housatonic River canoe trip.
Most of the time, we find ourselves looking wistfully out at the calm, flowing waters of the Housatonic river as it wends its way past us through the lush and beautiful Berkshires’ landscape. To really enjoy it, there’s nothing quite like getting out onto its smooth surface with nothing but quiet assurance of manpower to guide your gentle journey along its course.
Guided Housatonic River canoe trips will treat you to scenic vistas able to be seen only from the river as it meanders through the agricultural fields and floodplain forests of Massachusettes’ Berkshires. Marvel at the sight of eagles flying over Bartholomew’s Cobble, beavers slapping their tails on the water at your approach, Great Blue Herons hunting along the shallows, and the colorful shells of wild painted turtles.
The trained and knowledgeable guides for your Housatonic River canoe trip will point out both native and intrusive plant and animal species on the river. They will also entertain and educate you with the history of the river and the work that is now going on to restore as much of original habitat and species as possible.
Your tour guide will also impart basic boating safety and operating instructions for the canoe, life preservers, and paddles provided, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy your journey. Guided Housatonic River canoe trips are suitable for everyone – no matter your canoeing experience! Both the canoeing expert and novice will find the river generally tranquil and easy to maneuver upon.
Guided Housatonic River Canoe Trip
Berkshire Canoe Tours – 413-442-2789
Deckers Landing, near 320 New Lenox Road, Lenox, MA
Guided Housatonic River Canoe Trip Lodging
Applegate Inn is located in the heart of the Berkshires, just ten minutes away from the start of your guided Housatonic River canoe trip. Ask about our concierge service for this or any other Berkshires attractions you’re considering during your stay. Our beautifully appointed Berkshires inn is a Select Registry property offering modern conveniences – like charging stations for your EV and a heated swimming pool – in the warmth of a traditional setting with beautiful gardens and candlelit breakfasts. Reserve your room at Applegate Inn today!