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110 Brodie Mountain Rd


Amusement Parks, Hiking, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


  • 3.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Berkshires offers plenty of hiking opportunities to get your bearings on the ground, but Ramblewild Adventure Park enables visitors to experience the Massachusetts mountains from an entirely different altitude. This treetop adventure course challenges outdoor adventurers and beginners alike as they climb and weave through the obstacles in the hemlock groves of Feronia Forest. Ropes, ladders, bridges, swings and zip lines are among the 130 elements across the eight different routes that await visitors 45 feet above the forest floor. Along with its aerial park, Ramblewild also offers hiking trails and snowshoeing.

Previous travelers visiting Ramblewild as a family say the aerial course is among the best things to do in the Berkshires. Reviewers credit the encouraging staff and breathtaking views as prime reasons to plan a trip. Visitors also appreciate the range of courses for all skill levels. Reviewers say the 3 1/2-hour timeslot enables visitors to try out a handful of courses and take in the landscape from different parts of the forest, all while getting a great workout.

Ramblewild Adventure Park sits in the town of Lanesborough. Visitors 7 and older who measure at least 55 inches tall are eligible to partake in the park's activities. For youths ages 7 to 17, tickets cost $59, and for adults, tickets cost $69. Tickets are valid for 3 1/2 hours in the park and include access to all eight courses. In the summer, the aerial park is open seven days a week with reservation availability from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In the fall and spring seasons, the park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the fall, reservations must be made in advance from Wednesday to Friday. Whenever you plan your visit, the lodge will be open to store your belongings. There are no food and beverage services, but the lodge has bathrooms and water coolers. Outside food is permitted. For more information, check out Ramblewild's website.

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