There are lots of great places to run nearby, and you don't have to be on the [[Cross Country Running|cross country]] or [[Nordic Ski Team|ski team]] to enjoy them. Here is a good mix of both tried-and-true runs and lesser-known runs.
Distance: 3.2 miles
"Forwards": Run down Water Street and continue for about two miles until you see Blair Road on your left. Blair is paved for about 100 meters, then turns into dirt and goes up three hills in a row, culminating in a gorgeous view across fields to the beautiful mountains and the little college in the valley. Then it's all downhill. When you meet Rt. 2 in a T, turn left, which will bring you right back to campus.
"Backwards": Run along Rt. 2 towards North Adams for
a little less than a mile, until you see a road going up to your right, just before the Orchards restaurant. Follow this up, up, up a long hill until the pavement ends and it flattens out. At the top of a gradual hill, look to your right and see the amazing view described above. Then go down three hills, turn right when you hit Rt. 43 in a T, and end up at the top of Water Street.
Distance: 5.6 miles