Berkshire Outfitters

Berkshire Outfitters is the source for canoes, kayaks, race boats, mountain bikes, camping equipment, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, running and much more! (413) 743-5900

Berkshire Outfitters is the source for canoes, kayaks, race boats, mountain bikes, camping equipment, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, running and much more! (413) 743-5900 Rt. 8 Grove St., Adams, MA. 01220 STORE HOURS Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It all started with the need for MORE Canoes and xc-skis 40 plus years later we have turned into a 4 season sports shop. Bikes, canoes,kayaks, SUP ,Fly fishing, Camping , hiking,roller skiing,roof racks Not only do we sell all these GREAT things we also service most everything as well. Get off the computer!! and come talk with the knowledgeable staff for there own reviews and experiences.

Mission: To outfit the public with top of the line products for pure fun and Fitness. Hard goods are our specialty from sales to service we sell em and fix them to keep you going.

This Saturday, come out for some fun

Wild Goose Chase, Saturday on the Housatonic! It is the official start of the youth/adult mini-series too!!!! More info at or on the FB

Photo: Josh Billings RunAground

#neckra #riverracing #kayakracing #canoeracing #SUPracing #downriverracing #flatwaterracing #paddlesport #paddlerace #canoe #kayak #SUP #paddlehard #paddlefamily

Fox US Open of Mountain Biking

Mark it on the calendar, sure to be a great time

We are stoked to announce the CLIF SLOPESTYLE event at Highland Mountain Bike Park this July 17-21. Together with CLIF Bar and Fox Racing we are bringing slopestyle back to America as the exclusive US stop on the 2019 FMB World Tour calendar. Click on the Pinkbike article below to learn more about this all new Gold & Bronze Level competition. We’ll see you in New Hampshire this summer for the Fox US Open Presents the Clif Slopestyle!

#foxusopenmtb #clifbar #americasbikepark #hmbp

10 DAY WILDERNESS CANOE TRIP || Lessons From The Allagash

Well worth the watch if you love canoe camping ,flyfishing and adventure like we do.


Felling the spring vibes here today.
Rental bikes being tuned up and rented out .
Kayaks, canoes 🛶 ,Sup instock still some new products coming in daily.

Berkshire Outfitters's cover photo

Wenonah Canoe

The weather forecast looks like winter but our minds see the paddling season awaits!

We are happy to announce that we are now carrying Simms fishing products.Simms is going to be a great fit for our shop from waders to packs and gear for all anglers. The shop is ready for spring fly fishing.

Spring might be here but Prospect and Dutch Hill still had plenty of snow ❄️

Thunderbolt Ski Runners

The latest report on the thunderbolt

The upper A.t. has seen a lot of wind. big wind lips. Snow was funky 10-12”

Upper big bend blown out, use the Bellows’s pipe to Sid row..

Use caution at the Steps, big land sharks, also the needles eye...

Big Shuss the snow was better protected from the wind. 8-10”

Skipped the lower bumps in favor of the Dragons tail good choice it was decent.6-8”

All in all it turned out to be a pretty decent run watch your speed be cautious and remember to have fun!

Fly tying Tuesday this evening at 6pm come join us and learn to tie flies or just tie your favorite fly pattern .

[01/14/19]   Hi Folks, We will be closed all day Wednesday to attend an Outdoor Retailers Show in Providence. Thanks.⛷

Our Tuesday evening flytying night will begin tomorrow at 6:00 pm . This is a free event ,if would like to learn to tie flies or are already a pro and just wanna meet like minded people and fill your fly box’s please join us.This is weather depending throughout the winter. Thanks everyone tight lines 🐟

[12/12/18]   Please keep an eye open for this bike

I Love Splitboarding

a little something to get you excited about.

“Splitboarding is freedom…” Filmmaker Sam Giffin’s ode to the snowboarders dedicated to earning their turns in untouched powder, this short film was shot on ...

Shop small Saturday, help support small local business and families here in the Berkshires .
20% off hat 🎩 and Socks 🧦 many other great deals

Lindsey Vonn & Peter Schlickenrieder training with LEKI Gear

Get your hiking/nordic walking poles for Fall. Get ready for skiing!

LEKI Nordic Walking with Lindsey Vonn & Peter Schlickenrieder

Yes we fix most bikes, some are just better left outside?
Xc ski are in, lots of deals on last seasons , be sure to stop in early.
All bikes are on sale, and a few new fat bike are instock as well.

Come listen to the Best coach of Nordic skiing ever.

For any of you fellow nordics in the area.

Great things happening in North Adams.

A few weeks ago, Erika Tarantal, Anchor/Reporter at WCVB NewsCenter 5 & Chronicle traveled to North Adams to put together a feature story on all good things happening in North Adams. Our very own Amanda Chilson will be featured talking about biking and bikeablility in North Adams! The Chronicle episode will air October 25th. Although we don’t get WCVB in our area, we will be posting a link to view it on our page after it airs! Here are some pictures of Erika talking with and biking with Amanda! Watch our page for a link to the complete episode, which also features Tourists and others! Amanda Chilson

Ski, Ski, Ski , get those boards ready

Just a heads up for the month of October we will be Closing at 5PM Mon-Saturday.
Regular hours start back November, open till 6 Mon-Fri
Enjoy some fall specials this weekend

Lots of great deals on left over XC Skis .Stop in early for the best selection.
We also do ski tunes,waxing and edges.

[07/22/18]   Hi!
Hope you guys are having a good summer! Here we go again!
Please pass this along.
Wed., Aug.1. The 29th Annual Chocolate Bowl Canoe/Kayak/SUP Race on the Stockbridge Bowl. Register at 5pm, race at 6pm. All classes welcome. $15 per paddler. Proceeds to support the portable toilets at the Boat Ramp.

Peter Sagan vs. Grandma Joan – Extended Version

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Perception Kayaks | Don't Get Yakked Off

Here is the truth about kayaks friends ,do yourself a favor and don't spend your hard earned money on a kayak made out of the same plastic as a port-a-john or a kids swimming pool .

A Guide To Not Getting Yakked Off Full Guide: Don’t let a yakoff happen to you. In this video, we’ll teach you the...

Have you been paddling yet this year? first local race just around the corner..

Wild Goose Chase Canoe/Kayak, SUP race, Saturday, June 9 on the Housatonic River in Lenox. If you canoe, kayak or SUP and like a good lunch, this is the race for you. Awards and categories for everyone, registration opens at 9 and the race starts at 11, $15 per paddler. Recreational categories go 5 miles and racing categories have a 9 mile course. Race starts at the Decker boat launch on New Lenox Rd.

Mountain Biking - Just One More Reason to Opt Outside | The Berkshires Official Website

Get on your bikes and ride;) this spring summer and fall No matter what your riding style, time constraints, or experience is, the Berkshires are without a doubt a special place to be on your bike.


Great work Andy , skiing is all about FUN and hard work

After 16 years on the U.S. Ski Team, Andy Newell is venturing in a new direction, but he's not calling it quits.

"I’m more just looking to get back to a more simple training and racing routine where I can come up with my own schedule and plans and just remember what it’s like to really enjoy ski racing and doing the ski races that I want to do.”

Lots of volunteers to bring a great thing together for the past 10 years

In March of 2008 a small handful of folks met at the Firehouse Cafe in Adams to discuss the idea of holding a 75th Anniversary Race on the Thunderbolt in 2010. It was supposed to be a one time thing. Ten years later that "one time thing" has turned into 4 races, two websites, a museum, national magazine articles, a Mt. Greylock signage project, the Thunderbolt Ski Patrol, Thunderfest, and a 501(c)3 club called the Thunderbolt Ski Runners. Our name pays homage to two of the big clubs back in the day....the Thunderbolt Ski Club and the Ski Runners of Adams. No mater what we have gotten ourselves involved in as we write our own history on the 'Bolt, we have always tried to honor the unique legacy of the Thunderbolt Ski Trail and those veteran skiers who made it famous. Not sure what our next decade will hold, but this Nor-easter today sure is a good way to start it off! Thanks for your support! See you on the 'Bolt!

[03/06/18]   This evening will be our last fly tying event of the season , it will start at 630.Thank you too all of you that came out this season and for all your support we appreciate it .Cheers and tight lines.

Future racers? Extreme skier? Ski bum?
Either way our friend Race has our support wearing those pants....
At Berkshire East on this fine day

Catamount Trail Association

Good work ladies, and coach Matt Whitcomb nicely done, hard work has paid off

This is awesome!!

Thunderbolt Ski Runners

A great write up on the Good old days of racing on the bolt

Next month TSR will celebrate it's 10th anniversary. Six or seven of us met at the Fire House Cafe for the first time in March of 2008 to discuss the idea of holding a 75th Anniversary Race on the Thunderbolt. On what's tuned out to be a fairly crap ski season on the Bolt, today we are on the verge of cancelling yet another Thunderbolt Race. At a time when the TSR crew and race committee and feeling a bit burnt along comes a great article today. Reminds us of where we started, what we've done, and where we're going.

[02/13/18]   We are hosting fly tying tonight at 6:30 .Free to everyone come give it a try or if you are a fly tyer just meet other like minded people and twist some bugs.


We are ever so grateful and ever so lucky for the continued support of Berkshire Outfitters!

They will be with us on Saturday, 2/24 at ThunderFest 2018 with snowshoes, skis, and outdoor winter gear. They are true experts in all things outdoor recreation and their enthusiasm for winter recreation is infectious! Be sure to stop by their booth and say hello

#ThunderFest #SupportLocal #Snowshoe #Skis #PowderHounds

[02/09/18]   GREYLOCK WAS GROOMED THIS MORNING- ALL ROADS!😎 this was from Kurt yesterday

Thunderbolt has a not so good crust layer. Waiting a couple more days should change that. If anyone gives us any reports today I will be sure to get them up... think Snow ❄️

Berkshire XC Ski League

Check this out

Take a look at this great aerial footage from Saturday's races at Mohawk!!!! [Thank you, Mr. Sorrentino, for the video]

Sherpa Adventure Gear

Very happy to be selling them in our shop

Our Himalayan Heritage Collection combines time-honored beliefs and beautiful aesthetics.

Tuesday is here and we will be here tying flies.Stop by and meet some great guys and twist some flies or learn how.Tonight at 6:30

Congrats 🎈 way to ski Jessie

In the last race before the Olympics, Jessie Diggins took her first World Cup WIN of the season!! 🎉🥇

Come on down and twist up your favorite fly


Cheshire lake soon??

Stay safe out there. #Repost @silodrome
We need this at the Winter Olympics ASAP. It's so much better than Curling.
#winter #winterolympics #skiing #snow #car #classiccar #xgames #sport #extremesports #snowboarding #wintersport

Winter Tunes wax and sharpen those boards!!

Its been a festive few days here .Happy holidays friends .

"Shop small" says Nadia Lipinski of Williamstown. She shops here frequently and her Christmas list Is full of adventure

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169 Grove St
Adams, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
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