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Appalachian Trail: Hiking the Berkshires

From £1,595.00
7 Days & 6 Nights
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Appalachian Trail: Hiking the Berkshires

  • Hike part of the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail stretching from Georgia to Maine
  • Overnight in comfort, at a mix of hand-picked hotels and a B&B
  • Follow the AT’s famed white blazes through lush forests and rolling farm fields
  • Refresh your tastebuds with a hoppy New England style IPA
  • Explore the heart of the Berkshires, ‘America’s premier cultural resort’
Hike a section of the stunnng 2,185 mile Appalachian Trail with opportunities to explore classic New England towns. Explore the Berkshires on two feet – to find the gems hidden in the “Purple Valley.” Try out local flavors in Lenox, one of the Berkshire's cultural centers. Then hit the trail as a northbound hiker, aka ‘NoBo’ in Appalachian Trail lingo. Spend three full days on the trail, following the white blazes north, including a walk up to the summit of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. Culminate your adventure with a day in charismatic Williamstown, offering the Clark Institute with its fantastic art collection with works from artists such as Renoir, Van Gogh and Homer, or admire this town's architecture and visit the boutique shops and restaurants and enjoy it's small-town friendliness.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lenox and overnight Day 2: A warm-up loop walk in Kennedy Park 5 miles / 8 km Day 3 Appalachian Trail from Dalton to Cheshire 9 miles / 14 km Day 4: Appalachian Trail from Cheshire to Mount Greylock 8 miles / 13 km Day 5 Appalachian Trail from Mount Greylock to North Adams 6 miles / 10 km Day 5: Explore & Day Hike in Williamstown; optional visit to Clark Art Institute 3 miles / 5 km Day 7 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.

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