Whether it's your first or your 100th time going paintballing, MSG Paintball Field can handle your level of expertise. There are multiple outdoor fields on which groups can play anything from a simple game of Capture the Flag to more advanced strategic missions. Referees are on hand to share the rules of play and show people how to use the equipment, which includes both beginner and advanced markers, as well as goggles and full-face masks. The eco-friendly paintballs are 100% biodegradable, which makes games a lot more fun than just slinging spoonfuls of wheatgrass at opponents.
Greenwood Trails Camp?s owner and director Owen Langbart firmly believes that all kids?especially today?s generation of cell-phone addicts and video gamers?need the quintessential camp experience. With more than 100 wooded acres at the foothills of the Berkshires and a staff of friendly counselors that specializes in orienting first-time campers, his one-, two-, four-, and six-week camps aim to do just that. Winding paths and hiking trails lead young guests aged 7?16 to the many amenities that cover the grounds, including a larger-than-Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor climbing wall, a water trampoline, a batting cage, and a pottery studio. These same paths lead to the cozy cabins that house up to 12 campers and two counselors with all of the comforts of home: electricity, bathrooms, showers with hot and cold running water, and an old man in a recliner who won?t let go of the remote even if he falls asleep.
Regardless of age, Greenwood Trails lets campers choose the activities in which they?d like to take part in daily, such as pottery, photography, or outdoor cooking. Participants also engage in cabin activities that encourage bonding among bunkmates, such as swimming together in the lake or joining in an untieable human knot.
Founded in 1905 by the store's eponymous "CK"—Charles Klarsfeld—the shop has seen many bikes roll through its doors over ten-and-a-half decades. Today, the current owners continue to scuff up the floor with the tire tracks with the latest and greatest velocipedes, stocking more than 500 bicycles from brands such as Schwinn, Raleigh, and Trek in its subterranean storeroom. In the upstairs show room, cycles from everyday commuters to specialty BMX and mountain bikes flaunt their shiny frames amid cycling apparel from brands such as Garneau and Massimo. Meanwhile, trained techs in CK Cycles' onsite service shop perform a range of services, from doing yearly tune-ups to rectifying the faulty, albeit supercharged modifications made by sitcom tool-show hosts.
Berkshire Bike and Board stables a crew of bicycle-savvy mechanics, who assemble shipped parts from brands such as Giant, Scott, and Felt into road-worthy cycles. Sales staff call on their own riding passions to help customers peruse the stock of hybrid, mountain, road, and children's bikes and select the vessel most suited to their needs. Patrons can then take their preferred model on a test ride to ensure that the bike is a good fit and harbors no ill feelings toward the family automobile. A lifetime of free tune-ups accompanies each of the shop’s cycles, and an array of aerodynamic gear can keep bikers safe and comfortable. Temporary cyclists can also borrow from an onsite rental fleet. Men’s and women’s snowboards and snowshoes round out the selection to help customers conquer the mountains in any season.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports proves that learning to dunk a basketball is not a matter of practice and persistence, but of location. On the new slam-dunk basketball lanes, preteens can achieve the same amount of air time as pro stars, dropping the ball into the net before landing safely on the springy floor. The new lines are part of a recent expansion which includes a new dual foam pit. You?ll also find an enormous main court and two trampoline dodgeball areas including the sloped walls?with elastic surface. These antigravity zones allow for freeform flips and bounds as well as games and activities. . Dodgeball teams lob soft spheres at each other in midjump for an exhilarating workout, The center court also caters to skateboarders and snowboarders, who can rehearse their tricks without worrying about hard falls or the harsh critiques of a nearby Sasquatch.
During open bounce time, the gym welcomes guests of all ages to test its cushy amenities, all of which are supervised by staff and protected by various safety measures. Bounce! Jr., a separate area for youngsters aged 6 and younger, boasts its own miniature version of the main courts' foam pit, as well as an inflatable obstacle course. Group events range from birthday parties to corporate gatherings, and an arcade allows friends to take breaks from the hopping grounds. All of these features have helped Bounce! to garner considerable press?its trampolines have been seen on Today and as far away as Japan on Tokyo TV.
Congers Bike Shop has been pairing its clients with new and used bicycles for more than 30 years. The shop’s longevity is partially due to a staff of experts that knows its fleet of bikes inside and out, and considers the age and skill level of customers before picking out bikes, accessories, and racks. So locals and visitors alike can explore the area’s state parks, lakes, and UFO-landing sites, they also lend out bikes and helmets to rent for full-day adventures.