It might be time to switch up your regular weekend routine. Tekoa Mountain Outdoors in Williamsburg has you covered.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Tekoa Mountain Outdoors is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.
Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences—a kayak, SUP, camping, and scuba gear shop as well as a camping store and adventure emporium—dispatches a staff of certifiable adventure-seekers to lead sojourners into the great outdoors with scuba classes, kayak classes, dive and non-dive world travel, and rock-climbing excursions. An all-around outdoorsman, camp director T. Scott Cook leans on his doctorate of Leadership Development in Adventure Education to develop nature excursions, including far-flung trips where groups snorkel in the Cayman Islands or evolve gills in the Galapagos. Back home, the summer camp’s elaborate ropes course builds teamwork between coworkers, and caving adventures allow guests to delve into mysterious depths or apartment swap with a black bear.
Located in the Berkshires, Crab Apple Whitewater sends adventure seekers on river-bound thrill rides daily from early April through mid-October using inflatable kayaks for Class I–II rapids and larger group rafts for Class II–IV rapids. The rafting and kayaking outfitter sits on a reservoir along the Deerfield River, where eagle, osprey, and beaver sightings are common. During the summertime, stand up paddle board rentals behind their base camp are also available. Crab Apple Whitewater charts routes through the Berkshire Mountains on rivers such as the Deerfield, making use of natural flows and daily dam releases in order to control the challenge for kayakers and rafters of all skill levels. Trips are consistent due to dam control, but vary based on interpretations of fortunes found in the guide’s tea leaves the night before. All adventurers strap on provided helmets and life jackets and attend a safety lecture prior to casting off.
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.
Charlestown's Kayak Centre is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this club boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
This club is great for families with kids.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So why wait? Stop in at Kayak Centre today.
There's no shortage of outdoor activities at the solar- and wind-powered Berkshire East Mountain Resort. Whether visitors want to soar across the treetops or ski through the mountains, they're sure to find fun and adventure at this year-round destination. Read on to learn more about a few of its offerings:
Ziplining: Named one of the top zipline courses in the country by USA Today, Berkshire's three canopy tours feature several ziplines ranging from hundreds to thousands of feet in length, chairlift rides, and 45-foot-tall platforms, not to mention stunning views of the Berkshire mountains and the Deerfield River Valley.
Skiing: With winding trails fit for beginners and descents designed for experts, the
mountain resort offers terrain for all levels of skiers. In addition to skis, visitors can enjoy the area atop snowboards and snow tubes.
Mountain biking: Partnering with Gravity Logic, which has designed some of the world's most popular downhill trails, Thunder Mountain Bike Park also offers gravity flow trails for beginning, intermediate, and advanced riders.
Whitewater rafting: Berkshire East invites guests to explore the twisting and turning Deerfield River via whitewater rafting or kayaking. While traveling through the mountains' foothills along the Mohawk Trail, adventurers can take in the area's spectacular vistas.