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Escape to These 8 Private Campsites in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains

Head to the Berkshires for a weekend of forest adventures, cultural experiences, and divine country cuisine.

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The Berkshires of western Massachusetts is easy to get to but remarkably hard to leave. Picturesque towns nestle into glacially-carved valleys and 90 miles of the Appalachian Trail wind through the area's rocky peaks. The Berkshires is known for its cultural opportunities—the Boston Symphony Orchestra makes its summer home here, as did the painter Norman Rockwell—but these days it has an even bigger reputation as an adventure destination and foodie haven.

What the Berkshires doesn't have, however, is a lot of places to camp. But don't worry, Tentrr has you covered! Tentrr connects campers with decked-out camp spots on private land. Each secluded, beautiful campsite comes fully equipped with a canvas tent, beds, a grill, and furniture. Are you ready to relax, unwind, and explore? The Berkshires plus the comfort of glamping...it really doesn't get much better than this. 

"Our location is on the edge of a mountain meadow in the Berkshires with hiking trails and swimming ponds. Hiking and swimming are encouraged! A handbook of area goings-on will be provided outlining local farmers markets, museums, hiking trails, and activities!" Learn More.

"Woodland trails from the campsite lead you to historic mill sites along a beautiful river including a swimming hole and waterfalls all within a few minutes away. In a 15 mile radius there two swimming lakes, Ashfield lake, Plainfield Pond, white river rafting, kayaking down the Deerfield river at Zoar Outdoor, zip lining at Berkshire East, or hiking the numerous local trails including an entrance to the Appalachian Trail in Dalton." Learn More.

"Upon arrival you will be greeted by picturesque Berkshire views. With Mount Greylock in the distance, you’ll walk through the open meadow, past a small pond, and into the forest. Just a five minute walk in and you’ll arrive at the site which is completely secluded in the trees with the north branch of the Hoosic River babbling or rushing (depends on the season) below. Just a few steps and you can wade into the cool water or cast a line!" Learn More.

"This quiet, secluded camp on over 30 acres is a great place to unplug and rewind. Echo Hill is located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, home to world-class museums and Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, a great place to hike and picnic." Learn More.

"An amazing spot on Page Tree Farm with two streams, private trails and swimming holes. The property is a gem! You'll love the sparkly rock outcroppings. If you look carefully you can find "glacial potholes" created in ledges around the stream beds 10,000 years ago by melting glaciers. Wildlife abounds on this sustainably managed tree farm." Learn More.

"Welcome to Running Spring Farm, a hidden camp surrounded by the Berkshire mountains. There is plenty to do here, whether you are a nature lover or enjoy summer culture. We are adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and the Tyringham Cobble for long or short hikes. Swimming and boating are close by on Goose Pond, Lake Garfield, and Beartown State Forest." Learn More.

"With the Berkshire mountain range rising before you, this campsite is located on a very unique farm. Black Rabbit Farm offers a wide range of artisan provisions in the farm store as well as their celebrated wild ales; you will be delighting in the best of life. Hiking trails are available for all ability levels. Swimming holes are a short hike away." Learn More

"Magical, quiet site a short walk (less than 1/4 mile) from easy access parking. Glacial rock to one direction, seasonal spring stream to another. Hiking trails right from the site to Perry's Peak, the Taconic ridge trail, shorter scenic local trails, most very well established. This site is a short drive from many of the finest things the Berkshires has to offer including various hiking trails, lakes, and streams for kayaking and canoeing, mountain and road biking, and horseback riding." Learn More.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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