Outdoors focus invests in initiatives centered on accessibility to outdoor experiences, environmental wellness, conservation, and sustainability. 

Berkshire Outdoor Recreation Summit

Mill Town Foundation and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission plan and execute the annual Berkshire Outdoor Recreation Summit – bringing stakeholders and outdoor recreation enthusiasts together for presentations and discussions on Berkshire-based outdoors topics. A virtual Outdoor Recreation Stakeholders’ Information Exchange is held each spring in advance of the Summit.

Berkshire Natural Resources Council​

Recognizing the environmental, wellness, and economic benefits of a supported outdoor recreation infrastructure, Mill Town Foundation works closely with Berkshire Natural Resources Council to develop a robust trail system and preserve land in Pittsfield and throughout the Berkshires.

High Road

Mill Town Foundation contributed to the development of The High Road in partnership with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. The High Road offers hikers a trail network connecting towns and villages throughout the county.

Berkshire Community College Turf Field

Mill Town Foundation provided critical engagement, support, and capital to Berkshire Community College and Friends in an effort to construct and program Pittsfield’s first synthetic turf field on BCC’s campus. This field is currently used for youth sports practices and games on a year-round basis and provides a level playing field for local teams competing with those from outside the area.