Hawk Mountain Lodge Opens In Charlemont, Massachusetts
by Blair Winans
Charlemont, MA -- Zoar Outdoor is expanding to offer comfortable on-site accommodations starting in June at its new Hawk Mountain Lodge, located next door to their base. Overlooking the Deerfield River and Berkshire East Ski Area, the lodge offers 5 rooms that can sleep up to 13 people. Rooms can be booked separately or the entire lodge can be reserved for one party. The first floor is comprised of a suite (2 bedrooms with a private accessible bathroom) that sleeps up to 5, a common room with TV and another bedroom with a semi-private bath. The second floor has a bathroom shared by three rooms that each sleep 2. The spacious yard has a volleyball court, horseshoe pit and gardens. Zoar has designed lodging packages for its paddling instruction clinics. see www.hawkmountainlodge.com for more information.
In addition to the new lodge, Zoar will be renting bikes starting in May. Fifteen new Cannondale bikes have just arrived and are being assembled in Zoar’s bike barn located next to the lodge. There will be three styles of bikes to rent – comfort bikes with upright seating, shocks and low gears for easy paved rides, mountain bikes with a wide range of gears for gravel roads and trails, and sport road bikes with drop handlebars and narrow tires designed for road touring. Bikes are for use on self-guided rides in the local area with maps provided for a full (10 am – 5 pm) or half-day (1 pm – 5 pm) rental. There is also a one-way shuttle serviced downhill ride from Vermont along the Deerfield River everyday starting at 11 am. Bike rentals run from May to October and are a great way to see the river valley during the fall foliage, or during a hot summer day when you can easily jump into the river to cool off.