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Pittsfield State Forest. One of the highlights of this 65-acre forest is its paved ¾-mile Tranquility Trail. There are 31 campsites, and a central restroom facility with showers. Camping season is from May to October. 1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201. 413/442–8992. www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/pitt.htm.
Housatonic River. Flowing south from Pittsfield between the Berkshire Hills and the Taconic Range toward Connecticut, the river eventually empties into Long Island Sound. Pittsfield, MA.
Berkshire Canoe Tours. For guided two-hour canoe tours on the Housatonic River, contact Berkshire Canoe Tours to schedule a tour. Deckers Landing, New Lenox Rd., Lenox, MA, 01201. 413/442–2789. www.berkshirecanoetours.org.