Retreat Activities



Lakeside Waterfront Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Tubing
  • Fishing – Richmond pond features some of the best fishing in the Berkshires. Bring your own gear and fishing license.
  • Swimming – (Lifeguards available for hire.)

Challenge Course

Lakeside Challenge Course Activities
  • Low Challenge Course – Mohawk Walk, Nitro Crossing, and more!
  • Facilitated Team Building – We are available to help plan and run a team building program customized for your group’s needs.

Sports and Recreation

Lakeside Sports and Recreation
  • Wiffleball Field – Lakeside Park is a scale replica of Fenway Park’s “Green Monster”.  Fully lit at night.
  • Basketball Court – Full size and fully lit at night.
  • Soccer Field – Perfect for soccer or any other “field games”.
  • Softball Field

Prayer Walk and Walking Trails


Arts and Culture

  • The Norman Rockwell Museumworld’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art. Open year-round. (20 min. away)
  • The Berkshire MuseumKid friendly museum with fossils, fine art, an aquarium and more. (10 min. away) 
  • The ClarkImpressionist, American and Old Master paintings in galleries bordered by 140 acres of woodland trails. (40 mins. away)
  • Berkshire Scenic Railway MuseumA narrated diesel hauled 20 mile trip in vintage coaches. Weekends and holidays, June to Oct. (20 mins. away)
  • MASS MoCAThe country’s largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts. (45 mins. away)
  • Berkshire Botanical GardensOpen May through October
  • Shakespeare and CompanyThe best Shakespeare and new plays.  Open May – March. Free family shows.
  • Tanglewood Classical, popular, and jazz concerts. Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Open June to Labor Day.
  • Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville18th century farmhouse where Melville wrote Moby-Dick.

Family Fun

  • Hancock Shaker VillageTours, demonstrations and family fun.  Gardens and trails. Kids 12 and under are free.  Open April through October.
  • Bartlett’s OrchardApples, cider, donuts, and apple cider donuts! 52 acres of choice apple-growing land. Open year-round.  Apple picking in season.
  • Chocolate SpringsHot chocolate, cold chocolate, and more chocolate.

Outdoor Activities

  • Lennox Mountain Not the longest trip but lots of fun, with a nice track that’s a warm-up for a very challenging climb to a great mountaintop view. More Info
  • Mt. Greylock State Reservation – Mount Greylock is the highest point in Mass. (3,491 feet). Rising above the surrounding Berkshires, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen. More Info
  • Appalachian Mountain Trail – The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) is a footpath that runs 2175 miles from Georgia to Maine. Ninety miles of this long-distance trail are in Massachusetts, traversing Berkshire County.  More Info