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Massachusetts whitewater, Konkapot Brook

Berkshire county, Mill River to Ashley Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     11 miles
  This stretch of Konkapot Brook in Berkshire County is 11 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The wonderful Berkshire County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Pittsfield, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here
    more forgiving, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag. This river system has a few good paddling stretches
and the Mill River to Ashley Falls section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. There's camping available near Konkapot Brook.

Briefly about the general area:
Some splendid nature is available in Beartown State Forest; Konkapot Brook is close to October
 
Mountain State Forest which is a stunning site. While you're here at Konkapot Brook you will meet lots of folks from close by Lee; when you're here it's always fun to explore York Lake. This river is a great place to visit. Ski Butternut has glorious slopes and a friendly staff, and going for a hike along the Wild Cat Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. If the weather is magnificent here at Konkapot Brook, you can go for a hike along the Taconic Skyline Trail. Konkapot Brook is a pretty wet place generally with a lot of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is August; February on the other hand is the driest.

Konkapot Brook, Mill River to Ashley Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Konkapot Brook.
 Whitewater Near Konkapot Brook:
Konkapot Brook, Berkshire County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Mill River to Ashley Falls)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Upper Upper New Boston)
Westfield River - West Branch, Berkshire Hampshire County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Becket to Chester)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Big Indian to Allaben)
Fall River, Berkshire County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Otis Reservoir to Farmington River)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper New Boston)
Farmington River - West Branch, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.25 miles long (Lower New Boston)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (below Falls Village Hydro Plant)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.5 miles long (Falls Village Hydro to Kent)
 Ski Areas Near Konkapot Brook:
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 5 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 9 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 11 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 16 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 16 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 22 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 24 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 29 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 32 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 34 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Marinas Near Konkapot Brook:
T & C Marina, East Otis , 16 miles away
J and D Marina, Otis , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Konkapot Brook:
Econo Lodge Lee - Great Barrington, Lee , 1 miles away
Super 8 Lee/Berkshires/Outlet Area, Lee , 3 miles away
Pilgrim Inn, Lee , 3 miles away
Chambery Inn, Lee , 3 miles away
Black Swan Inn, An Ascend Collection Hotel, Lee , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Konkapot Brook:
Mt Wilcox North Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Tyringham, 2 miles away
Mt Wilcox South Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, South Lee, 2 miles away
October Mountain State Forest, Lenox Dale, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Konkapot Brook:
Wild Cat Trail, Berkshire , 3 miles away
Taconic Skyline Trail, Berkshire , 13 miles away
Brickhouse Mountain Trail, Berkshire , 13 miles away
Turner Trail, Berkshire , 13 miles away
Elbow Trail, Berkshire , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Konkapot Brook:
October Mountain State Forest, Massachusetts , 7 miles away
York Lake, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
Haystack Mountain State Park, Connecticut , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Konkapot Brook:
Greenock Country Club, Lee , 3 miles away
Stockbridge Golf Club, Stockbridge , 4 miles away
Cranwell Resort & Golf Club, Lenox , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Konkapot Brook
Ashley Reservoir, Berkshire , 9 miles away
Onota Lake, Berkshire , 12 miles away
Pontoosuc Lake, Berkshire , 12 miles away

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