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Enjoy the foliage while playing Disc Golf in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Sure, viewing the foliage can be serene and soothing. Or, you can live it while hiking a mountain and sinking baskets! While Bousquet ...
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Sure, viewing the foliage can be serene and soothing. Or, you can live it while hiking a mountain and sinking baskets!

While Bousquet Mountain in the Berkshires is famous as the first ski area in the country to ever make snow, it's now known for something else: disc golf!

Enjoy the foliage while playing Disc Golf in the Berkshires

With Mount Greylock in the distance, he uses the elevation to elevate his game: "It also enhances the fun, as well."

But, any novice can also give the sport a try. Several years ago, Bousquet Mountain debuted the 18-hole course to add to it's off-season attractions, which also include a water park and aerial ropes course.

"We have people that walk in and say, 'Huh, disco golf. Sounds like fun. Let’s give it a try,'" says Erick Bartlett, manager of Bousquet Mountain, which has a relaxed family feel.

Each hole begins with a drive. At Bousquet, you can really let the disc fly! But, watch out for a "roller," that might take-off down the hill! Then, you embark on a series of throws until a player makes a basket.

Charron points out disc golf is different from Frisbee. The player with the fewest strokes is victorious!

Enjoy the foliage while playing Disc Golf in the Berkshires

"I think when you juxtapose it with geocaching, hiking -- different very passive forms of recreation -- disc golf is an awesome outlet for people who are interested in those things," says Charron. "It’s wonderful to go out for a day and try it out."

Bousquet Mountain is an easy drive from Connecticut. It is hosting a big ski sale October 15 and 16.

A day pass for disc golf costs $6, which includes the rental disc. Folks can visit and play until the mountain is covered in snow. Click here for information!