Spring, Summer & Fall Fun

For vacationers and family gatherings, Stump Sprouts provides the perfect base for visiting local attractions and enjoying the great outdoors. Without going anywhere at all, you can enjoy a variety of wooden games in the rec room over at the barn, enjoy a walk on the land. We maintain a 2 mile hiking trail to the viewpoint at the top of Lone Boulder Hill and another shorter mowed loop around the meadow. Or you can simply relax on the patio and enjoy the view.

If you wish to venture further afield, we are more than happy to assist you with planning day trips of all sorts. Here are a few of the possibilities:

Biking:

The variety of quality cycling experiences in this area is a good as it gets anywhere in the country.

Fat biking/Winter biking

You can do this right here.  See http://www.stumpsprouts.com/cross-country-skiing

Mountain biking -  Our trails are great for riding right from our door!  They tend to be non-technical forest or grassy paths in the summertime.   Mapped singletrack is available minutes away in Charlemont www.facebook.com/CharlemontTrails

Similarly, Marked and mapped trails are open to the public in the Dubuque State Forest right here in Hawley. See http://www.nemba.org/trails/massachusetts/kenneth-dubuque-state-forest

Road biking

The hilltowns of Western Massachusetts have an abundance of lightly travelled, highly scenic paved back roads.  This are is home to numerous organized cycling events.  We will happily sit down with you and help you plan a route.

Gravel road riding

Hundreds of miles of gravel roads can be accessed from Stump Sprouts or within a few minutes drive.  I've ridden most of them and would happily help plan and/or support your adventure.  Custom tours and packages can be worked out by special arrangement.  One of the oldest, largest, most famous gravel road events, the D2R2 , http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/d2r2 passes right through this town.

Downhill mountain biking

We are minutes away from one of the finest downhill mountain biking venues in the country at Berkshire East.  Details at: Thunder Mountain Downhill Mountain Bike Park

Bike Paths

The  Ashuwilllticook Rail Trail is an 11.2 mile flat, paved rail trail that runs along lakes, streams and marshes.  It is one of the most popular and scenic trails in New England.  It is about 20 minutes from here in Adams.  https://www.mass.gov/locations/ashuwillticook-rail-trail

 

 

  • Mount Greylock
  • Mountain biking opportunities abound locally.   There are 50 miles of  single track  now accessible within 10 miles of here. There are many gravel dirt roads, too.  Check out
  • Scenic, lightly traveled back roads, excellent for road biking.  We are active cylclists ourselves and can help you plan routes.
  • Numerous local state forests - we can provide information on trail conditions, level of difficulty, etc.
  • For thrill seekers, 

Zip Lines/Canopy Tours

Two great possibilities 10  minutes from here in Charlemont:

Visiting Country Villages:

Fun in the Water:

  • Whitewater Rafting. We're minutes from the Deerfield River, one of the world's best rafting areas! Zoar Outdoor and Crab Apple Whitewater offer guided tours.  We can build custom meal packages that will accommodate your scheduled trip.
  • Swimming. We’ll point you towards our favorite spots at nearby state parks and town beaches.
  • Kayaking & canoeing  along the Deerfield or Connecticut Rivers.

Museums, Theater:

Golf: