Hiking our trails is a great way to see Hancock Shaker Village from another vantage point! Discover our Shaker legacy along trails which pass bygone building sites and gathering places while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Berkshires.
Please check in at our Ticket Desk for your trail map and sticker. Well-marked trails start on the North side of Route 20, continue past the Shaker Reservoir, the site of the North Family and on to Mt. Sinai, the Shakers’ most spiritual place. This hike takes about 3 hours, up and back. Admission to the Village is not required in order to hike on the North side of Route 20. Our trails link with those of Pittsfield State Forest, for those who would like a longer hike. Please note that trails beyond Mt. Sinai are difficult due to the ice storm last winter. Signage is being restored, but caution is advised.
There are occasional guided hikes to Mt. Sinai, as well. Please call (413) 443-0188 for more information on registration and fees.
On the South side of Route 20, our Farm and Forest Trail is a handicapped accessible loop going through pastures and wooded lands behind the Round Stone Barn. You’ll find interesting signage along the way, describing the Shakers’ use of this land. This half-hour hike is not difficult and is included in admission to the Village.