Home About Archives RSS Feed

Are We There Yet?: Relax This Weekend

By Rebecca Dravis
iBerkshires Staff

This weekend is the perfect weekend to kick back, relax, think about back to school, spend some unstructured outdoors and just ... breathe.

There are a few scheduled activities that might interest your family: Project Native in Great Barrington is holding its Family Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9; the annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, at Bowe Field in Adams; and Kaith Harris will lead a talk for children on bicycle safety at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, in the gymnasium at the Pittsfield YMCA. You can find details on all those in our calendar of events.

But a quiet mid-summer weekend with a great weather forecest - sunny and temperatures around 80 - just begs for some play time. We asked for people's favorite swimming holes on Facebook earlier this week, and we got three replies: Bellevue Falls in Adams, Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams and Fish Pond (formally known as Windsor Lake) in North Adams.

I will add two to the list: As a Pittsfield native, I love what the city has done with Onota Lake. The beach there is fantastic for kids, with plenty of nearby parking, a playground, bathrooms and a snack shack with awesome hot dogs. As a current Williamstown resident, I love Margaret Lindley Park, a no-frills kind of place but one that now has real bathrooms, thanks to the Williamstown Conservation Commission.

Post something for us here if you have any other places you like. Or if it's a nice quiet watering hole that you want to keep secret so it stays quiet, that's OK, too.

Maybe this is the weekend to head to the top of Mount Greylock and have a picnic lunch. Or maybe it's the weekend you just hang out in the hammock, savoring the peace before the craziness of a new school year begins.

Whatever you do, have fun!

Rebecca Dravis is the community editor at iBerkshires. She can be reached at rdravis@iberkshires.com.

News Headlines
North Adams Firefighters Deliver Turkeys to
Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2015
Mount Greylock PTO, NBCC Hosting Forum on Youth Substance Abuse
2015 Bazaars & Craft Fairs
Williamstown Planning Board Narrows Focus for Waubeeka Zoning Change
North Adams Sees 4% Tax Rate Hike; Average Bill Up $65
Lanesborough Sets Tax Rate, Extends Town Administrator Contract
Pittsfield Sets Tax Rate; Holds Back Money For Reserves
Clarksburg Board of Health Demands to East Road Cleanup
MassPIRG Warns of Dangerous Toys For Holiday Season


Animals (8)
Arts (25)
Community (59)
Daily Beat (4)
Education (23)
Fun stuff (106)
Fundraiser (2)
Green (10)
Health (2)
Local government (9)
North Adams (11)
People (14)
Pittsfield (7)
politics (1)
Richmond (2)
Sports (2)
State (4)
Technology (3)
Williamstown (12)
December 2014 (2)
Library Auditions Fall Foliage Williams Madigan Solid Sound Festival Scholarship Family Reading Program Wilco Mass Moca Food Drive Bcc Pittsfield Election Holiday iBerkshires Music Baseball Morning Report Richmond Volunteer News Fundraiser Concerts Downing Country Fair Halloween iBerkshires Adams Attractions Wjjw Latin Family Event
Popular Entries:
ABC News Features Cheshire's Madigan
Almost Time for Wilco
Williamstown Steeple on eBay
Wilco Delivers Solid Set, Hints at Return to MoCA
Williams Tops With Forbes, Unigo
Adams Lights Christmas Tree
ABC Broadcasts Travel Video on Berkshire Winter
1,000 Great Places From St. Stan's to ... the Elf Parlor?
Ask Not What Your State Can Do for You
EPA Postpones Housatonic River Update
Recent Entries:
Are We There Yet?: Take A Moment to Breathe This Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Are We There Yet?: Warm Up On a Cold Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Halloween Times Two
Are We There Yet?: Halloween Is Just Beginning
Are We There Yet?: Enjoy a Quiet Fall Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Help Find a Cure for Type One Diabetes
Are We There Yet?: It's All About the Foliage
Are We There Yet?: Fall Into A Beautiful Autumn Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Curiosity, By George!