Things to Do in Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Windsor โ€” Bucket List

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By Berkshires Macaroni Kid June 26, 2019

Whether looking for things do in Dalton, Windsor, Hinsdale, and Peru MA for kids, parents, grandparents, etc. From hiking trails and parks, recreation centers and a museum that explains the papermaking process for the nation's currency, we’ve got a list that has something fun for every member of your family. 

NOTE: As the state releases new guidelines, please practice social distancing guidelines and know that we try to keep these lists as updated as possible. Many sites and venues will not be opening for the summer so please call ahead before going. If you see a change please email

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Dalton (46-58)
  • Play on the climbing dinosaur and springy tractor at Greenridge Park on South Street, Dalton or enjoy a game of basketball on the full-length court. (FREE)
  • Discover the secrets of papermaking at the oldest paper company in the country, at the Crane Museum of Papermaking, Dalton. Explore Crane’s Old Stone Mill and Vat House and learn how the paper for the United State's currency is made. (FREE)
  • When school’s out, stop by the two giant play areas at Craneville Elementary School on Park Ave. — kids give them two thumbs up. (FREE)
  • Monkey around at Pinegrove Park, Dalton, and pack a snack to enjoy afterward in the pavilion while watching a football, softball, baseball or basketball league (all depends on the season) on the grounds. (FREE)
  • Dip your toes in the frigid waters at the bottom of the spectacular 40-food cascade at Wahconah Falls State Park, Dalton/Windsor. The nearby 1/2-mile Loop Trail is an easy trek that will take you to the top of the falls and through the shade of the surrounding conifer forest. (FREE)
  • Take a Holiday Walk through town at the Dalton Light Up the Holidays Celebration.
  • Take a hike, bike, jog or cross-country ski through The Boulders — a 645-acre Berkshire Natural Resource Council property featuring more than six miles of trails including a moderate climb to the boulders that give the area its name and offer a vista to the west. 
  • Take in a youth ballgame or play on the play structures at Chamberlain Park.
  • Take a glimpse into Dalton's African-American history at the Fitch-Hoose House.
  • Stop by the Dalton Youth Center for holiday fun (like the Little Goblins Fun House at Halloween), to take a class or watch a youth basketball game.
  • Enjoy an evening or afternoon of family swim, take an exercise class or sign your child up for a camp or sports team at the Dalton CRA.
  • Attend a storytime or special family-friendly event or activity at the Dalton Library.
Windsor (58-60)
  • Stargaze with Arunah Hill Natural and Science Center; hike the trails; take in a program in warmer weather months or cross-country ski in the winter at Notchview Reservation, Windsor, with 3,000 acres of wooded passages, historic hayfields and pastures, stone walls and cellar holes will have you coming back to hike and explore year-round. (Most programs are FREE; admission is FREE for kids 12 and under.)
  • Learn about local land conservation at Tamarack Hollow, Windsor, highland valley nature and cultural center with a 32-acre conservation area and a unique and ecologically sensitive forest ecosystem.
  • Hike the trails and explore the falls at Windsor Jambs.
Hinsdale (60-63)
  • Take in the unbeatable views of the south side of Ashmere Lake and experience an up-close opportunity to explore a modern working dam or to fish for bass from an idyllic perch fifteen feet above the dam’s rocky shoreline at the Ashmere Lake Dam, Hinsdale/Peru. (FREE)
  • Take the younger kids to the Hinsdale Town Park & Kittredge Elementary Playgrounds, Hinsdale — two fantastic playgrounds. The former is perfect for smaller kids, but when school’s out, they will likely be lured across the crosswalk to the school play structure, complete “big kid” swings and slides, foursquare, hopscotch, and a rock climbing wall. One side of the parking lot is a car-free zone, so bring your helmets and bicycles. (FREE)
  • Explore beautifully constructed bridges and hedged with cool sites, like the old dam, an abandoned vintage auto, old mill ruins, jutting boulders, a weather-protected trail journal, and a stone stairway along the Old Mill Trail, Hinsdale. (FREE)
  • Pack your swimsuits and fishing poles for a relaxing day of family fun at Plunkett Reservoir, Hinsdale, a 73-acre reservoir with a public boat launch and sandy beach.
Peru (64-65)