Hancock Shaker Village Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pittsfield, MA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing.
Five miles west of Pittsfield. Constructed and maintained by the Boy Scouts of America, this circuit travels wooded, stream, and hilltop sites key to a 19th-cintury Shaker society.
Really great hike to get outdoors and be able to hike for a few hours but I wasn't impressed with the top I was expecting more because I had hiked so far.
So beautiful in the late spring... The beginning of the trail along the stream is so lovely it looks like Hobbits should live there. There is a nice easy little loop with signs stating the historical importance of different sites. Shaker Mt. is a nice little after work not-too-too-steep- UP, but entirely avoidable if you aren't interested in a climb.
We took a nice summer day off and decided to take a nice walk through the woods. We enjoyed the walk around the pond (stopped on the way in and they way out to check out the fish), the varied trails, the stream crossings and the changing woods. Lots of blow down on some of the trails but easiy walked around and still a very enjoyable hike.