Summer Getaways: Charlemont, Massachusetts

Your perfect summer vacation may be just around the corner

charlemont massachusetts singletrack biking travel vacation vista view

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Two and a half hours west of Boston, Charlemont’s 30-plus miles of singletrack in the Deerfield River Valley are new enough (they opened last summer) that few people know about them—yet. Bring your own bike, park at the Warfield House trailhead in Charlemont, and start with the 1.5-mile Lost and Get Smart loop. Even the intermediate singletrack is challenging, but the reward is views of the river, valley, and eastern slope of the Berkshires. Nearby, Hawk Mountain Lodge, a renovated farmhouse, has five simple, bright rooms (from $75).

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