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October 1 - October 31

Experience the wonder of fall in New England by getting out into nature and taking advantage of our Outdoor Adventure, Sustainable Living, and Equine Programming at Meadowview Acres. Meadowview Acres features the Meadowview Apiary and Gardens, Copper Beech Stables and Arena and the Meadowview Challenge Course where you can immerse yourself in classes like Beekeeping, An Unforgettable Canvas, Giant’s Ladder, and many more.

Some of the best hiking and biking terrain in the Northeast can be found in Miraval’s backyard. Travel to October Mountain or Kennedy Park and spend the day taking in the stunning fall scenery with our hiking specialists.

Hiking & Biking

Rediscover yourself, your connection to a loved one, or to earth on our miles of secluded and scenic trails.

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Farm & Garden

Learn about the bountiful land and soil that connects us all and allows us to heal and thrive in the heart of the Berkshires.

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Equine

Spark creativity, clarify communication; release fears and trauma and more in our award-winning equine program.

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Challenge Course

Our custom-designed dynamic and static courses use the best technology in the industry. Enter 20 elevated, honeycomb-designed platforms in the trees or choose from a variety of adventures that promote self-awareness, communication, and personal revelations.

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    Schedule of Events

    • Mondays:

      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 am | Aerobic Walk
      • 8:00 AM - 9:45 am | Olivia’s Overlook Hike
      • 8:00 AM - 10:15 am | Pleasant Valley Hike
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | Giant’s Ladder
      • 9:00 AM - 10:50 am | Mindful Grooming
      • 10:00 AM - 11:45 am | Fundamentals of Kayaking
      • 12:30 PM - 2:15 pm | The Way of the Archer ($45)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:45 pm | Farm Sense ($45)
      • 1:30 PM - 3:15 pm | Red-Tailed Hawk Course ($150)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Flying Squirrel
      • 2:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Chicken Keeping
      • 3:00 PM - 4:45 pm | Ice Glen Hike
      • 4:30 PM - 5:20 pm | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
    • Tuesdays:

      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 am | Aerobic Walk
      • 8:00 AM - 8:45 am | Shire Road Run
      • 8:00 AM - 9:45 am | Gould Meadows Hike
      • 8:30 AM - 10:15 am | Monk’s Pond Hike
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | Vertical Playpen
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 am | Meadowview Equine Meditation ($75)
      • 10:30 AM - 12:15 pm | Kayaking ($75)
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 pm | The Way of the Archer ($45)
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 pm | Kennedy Park Hike
      • 12:00 PM - 1:45 pm | Country Road Riding
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Hero’s Journey ($75)
      • 1:30 PM - 2:20 pm | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
      • 1:30 PM - 3:15 pm | Quantum Leap
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Olivia’s Overlook Hike
      • 2:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Meadowview Farm and Barn Tour
    • Wednesdays:

      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 am | Aerobic Walk
      • 8:00 AM - 9:45 am | Gould Meadows Hike
      • 8:00 AM - 9:45 am | Tai Chi Hike ($55)
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | High Wild Woosey
      • 9:00 AM - 10:50 am | Mindful Grooming ($75)
      • 10:00 AM - 11:45 am | The Way of the Archer ($45)
      • 10:30 AM - 12:15 pm | Kayaking ($75)
      • 12:00 PM - 12:50 pm | Meadowview Farm and Barn Tour
      • 12:00 PM - 1:45 pm | Red-Tailed Hawk Course ($150)
      • 12:30 PM - 2:15 pm | Pleasant Valley Hike
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Miraval Equine Experience TM ($75)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Fundamentals of Kayaking
      • 2:30 PM - 4:15 pm | Flying Squirrel
      • 3:00 PM - 4:45 pm | Farm Sense ($45)
      • 4:00 PM - 4:50 pm | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
    • Thursdays:

      • 8:00 AM - 8:45 am | Shire Road Run
      • 8:00 AM - 9:45 am | October Mountain Hike
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | Crate Stack
      • 9:00 AM - 10:50 am | Beekeeping ($125)
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 am | Meadowview Equine Meditation ($75)
      • 10:00 AM - 11:45 am | Gould Meadows Hike
      • 11:30 AM - 12:20 am | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 pm | Red-Tailed Hawk Course ($150)
      • 12:30 PM - 2:20 pm | Shinrin-yoku ($55)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Hero’s Journey ($75)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:45 pm | The Way of the Archer ($45)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:45 pm | Fundamentals of Kayaking
      • 2:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Meadowview Farm and Barn Tour
      • 3:00 PM - 4:45 pm | Ice Glen Hike
      • 3:00 PM - 3:50 pm | The Healing Herd
    • Fridays:

      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 am | Aerobic Walk
      • 8:00 AM - 9:45 am | Kennedy Park Hike
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | Vertical Playpen
      • 9:00 AM - 10:50 am | Miraval Equine Experience TM ($75)
      • 9:30 AM - 11:15 am | Kayaking ($75)
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 pm | Country Road Riding
      • 11:00 AM - 11:50 am | Chicken Keeping
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 pm | Red-Tailed Hawk Course ($150)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Mindful Grooming ($75)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | High Wild Woosey
      • 2:00 PM - 3:15 pm | Olivia’s Overlook Hike
      • 2:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:50 pm | Shinrin-yoku ($55)
      • 2:30 PM - 4:15 pm | October Mountain Hike
      • 3:30 AM - 4:45 am | Avian Adaptations: A Lesson in Resilience ($75)
      • 5:00 PM - 6:45 pm | The Way of the Archer ($45)
    • Saturdays:

      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 am | Aerobic Walk
      • 8:30 AM - 10:15 am | Pleasant Valley Hike
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | Flying Squirrel
      • 9:00 AM - 10:45 am | October Mountain Hike
      • 9:00 AM - 10:50 am | Miraval Equine Experience TM ($75)
      • 11:00 AM - 11:50 am | Meadowview Farm and Barn Tour
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 pm | Kayaking ($75)
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 pm | Red-Tailed Hawk Course ($150)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Hero’s Journey ($75)
      • 2:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Mindful Kayaking
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Ice Glen Hike
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Giant’s Ladder
      • 3:00 PM - 3:50 pm | The Healing Herd
      • 4:00 PM - 4:45 pm | The Way of the Archer ($45)
    • Sundays:

      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 am | Aerobic Walk
      • 8:30 AM - 10:15 am | Climbing Wall
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 am | Meadowview Equine Meditation ($75)
      • 9:00 AM - 10:50 am | Beekeeping ($125)
      • 10:00 AM - 10:50 am | Meadowview Farm and Barn Tour
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 pm | Avian Adaptations: A Lesson in Resilience ($75)
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 am | Fundamentals of Kayaking
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 pm | Gould Meadows Hike
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 pm | Eagle’s Run Zipline ($150)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Shinrin-yoku ($55)
      • 1:00 PM - 2:50 pm | Miraval Equine Experience TM ($75)
      • 1:30 PM - 2:20 pm | Hatchet Throwing ($45)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | Steven’s Glen Hike
      • 2:00 PM - 3:45 pm | The Way of the Archer ($45)
      • 3:00 PM - 4:45 pm | Laura’s Tower Hike
      • 4:00 PM - 5:45 pm | Red-Tailed Hawk Course ($150)

    Programming Highlights

    HIKING

    SHIRE ROAD RUN
    Enjoy a trail run through the beautiful Hill Country. This group trail run is suited for either beginners or experienced runners; the group will be managed so we stay together during the activities. Enjoy a three-to-five-mile morning run with Program Manager Emilie. Explore the rolling hills of the Berkshires and soak in the energy of the surrounding lakes and mountains. 50 MIN

    MINDFUL PROPERTY STROLL
    Join us for a relaxing stroll through Miraval Berkshires. Enjoy views of October Mountain and the surrounding hills while we explore the cultural significance of Berkshire county. 45 MIN

    STEVEN’S GLEN HIKE
    This 1.4-mile round trip hike guides you to one of Berkshire County’s most dramatic sights. Lenox Mountain Brook cascades down a steep, rocky ravine through a carefully laid out trail system on 129 acres of protected forest. 105 MIN

    OCTOBER MOUTAIN HIKE
    The Roaring Brook trail is part of the October Mt. State preserve. This 2.5-mile up-and-back hike travels along a stunning mountain stream the entire time, filling your ears with the meditative sounds of rushing water. Waterfalls are plentiful on this classic New England hike. 105 MIN

    MONK’S POND HIKE
    The Monk’s Pond trail is an easy 2.5-mile hike over the Yokun Ridge to a secluded pond that was once the main water source of the Shadowbrook estate. This ridge has a long history and features an abundance of wildlife. 105 MIN

    GOULD MEADOWS HIKE
    Gould Meadows is an easy 1.5-mile stroll through a beautiful hardwood forest, taking us down to the lake’s edge at Stockbridge Bowl. Feel free to dip your toes in or go for a swim in this lovely Berkshire lake. Bring a towel. 105 MIN

    OLIVIA’S OVERLOOK
    This trail provides views of Monument Mountain and West Stockbridge. 2-miles of easy grades and wide tread make for a great way to spend some time in the fresh air of the Berkshires. 105 MIN

    ICE GLEN HIKE
    Get ready to clamber over, under, and around giant boulders in a glacial ravine. The sides of the ravine are covered with old growth pine trees and majestic hemlock. Ice can be found in the ravine well into the summer months. This out-and-back hike is 1.6-miles of breath-taking terrain and is a wonderful adventure through Berkshire history. 105 MIN

    LAURA’S TOWER HIKE
    Laura’s Tower is an out-and-back 2.5-mile hike that starts by crossing the Housatonic river foot bridge. Travel through old growth forest and start the steep climb to an observation tower that has stunning views of Stockbridge, Lee and Lenox. 105 MIN

    PLEASANT VALLEY HIKE
    Your guide will take you on one of two hikes: an easy 1.5-mile stroll offering views of Beaver Pond through a protected wildlife sanctuary or a more rigorous 850 vertical-foot hike that spans three miles round trip to the top of Lenox Mountain. Enjoy views of Mt. Greylock, Taconic range and the Catskill mountains. 105 MIN

    KENNEDY PARK HIKE
    Kennedy Park is a hidden gem in the middle of historic downtown Lenox. The park has miles of groomed trails that have great lookouts and soothing streams. Immerse yourself in the wonder of nature with this special hike. 105 MIN

    BIKING

    FUNDAMENTALS OF BIKING
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive. Learn basic road riding skills, including balance, control, and navigation. This is a class of 1-3-miles designed for the guest with no previous biking experience. 105 MIN

    COUNTRY ROAD RIDING
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive. Build on the concepts and skills taught in Fundamentals of Biking with this physically challenging, 5-7-mile, back-country road ride. Techniques will be taught during a ride that takes you through changing routes with scenic spots, including Downtown Lenox and Laurel Lake. 105 MIN

    CHALLENGE COURSE

    BARRED OWL COURSE
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive Like the wise barred owl, this course is characterized by a slower, more cerebral experience in physical problem-solving. Your guide dynamically belays you through four traditional challenge elements for a climb that becomes progressively more difficult. Set new goals and be fully present as you swoop, owl-like, to a height of 25 feet in the company of your peers and the lofty canopy of trees. The ultimate practice of communication and teamwork, this course offers elements designed to challenge you with a progression of difficulty. Your experience includes a combination of the Cat Walk (walk across a 20-foot beam, 25- feet in the air), Islands in the Sky (a series of platforms progressively spaced apart, ending at 30-feet high and 30-feet long), Multi-Vine Traverse (walk on a foot cable using progressively spaced hanging ropes, 40-feet high and 35-feet long), and Postman’s Walk (two-line cable footbridge with supporting rope). 105 MIN|$150

    CLIMBING WALL
    Seize the opportunity to conquer our 45-foot climbing spire in a class- like setting that delves into climbing and belaying techniques with an emphasis on safety.

    CRATE STACK
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive Engage in a life- sized game of Jenga as you and your group use a series of crates to see how high you can stack and climb

    EAGLE’S RUN ZIPLINE
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive Fly like a raptor through our stunning Berkshire forest. Soar over 450 feet at a nine-degree pitch, achieving a maximum speed of 25 mph as you leap off of our 50-foot-high canopy platform. 105 MIN|$150

    FALCON COURSE
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive Adventurers seeking more of a challenge are in for a treat with the Falcon Course, which is higher off the ground and includes more difficult elements. Set your own goals in this high- level, static, self-belayed challenge course, choose your climbing level, and join others for a community climbing experience. Challenge yourself with seven high-level elements that are each unique and progressive. Climb into the sky for a beautiful canopy tour of the Berkshire forest at a height of 50 feet off the ground. Elements include the Raider Bridge, Zipline, Log Bridge, Pogos, Hang-in-the- Balance Walk, Space Loops, and DNA Bridge. 105 MIN|$150

    FLYING SQUIRREL
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive Frolic like the playful creatures of the outdoors and take flight 35 feet above ground. Wearing a full body harness and helmet, you are lifted up while you hold a rope. Work cooperatively with the instructor and your group as they lift and release you in this liberating journey.

    GIANT’S LADDER
    This element is a true test of communication and teamwork – it is almost impossible to complete alone. A 35- foot ladder is strung between two trees and requires two guests to help each other move from level to level while on a dynamic belay. The higher you climb, the more difficult the task becomes, as the rungs of the ladder get further and further apart, requiring heightened collaboration and focused communication.

    HIGH WILD WOOSEY
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive Get ready for a high and wild adventure in this double-guest experience. Climb with a partner to a height of 25 feet and move out onto two angled foot cables while being dynamically belayed. Lean and rely on each other for support as you move, hand-to-hand, along the element. The element widens as you progress to the point of a horizontal body position. This is
    a trust and communication experience that will challenge you to think about how to communicate positively with yourself and your peers. Minimum 2 people

    LEAP OF FAITH
    Miraval Berkshires Exclusive
    Surrender to a free-fall state. Utilizing Eddy Current Technology, you will climb to the top of our forest canopy platform 50 feet into the treetops. There we will hook you into the Flight Line device that safely allows you to stand on the edge of the platform, take a deep breath, and experience the Leap of Faith. Glide into a 25-foot free fall, then continue descending the next 25 feet as you are safely and slowly lowered to the ground at a rate of six feet-per-second. Experience a pure moment of bliss as you face your fears and feelings in this juncture of suspension and release. 105 MIN|$150

    MIRAVAL BEES

    BEEKEEPING
    Welcome to the delightful and complex world of honeybees in our introductory beekeeping workshop. Suit up to safely explore our on-site apiary and the wonders of a working hive. Learn about the intricate and dynamic system of how bees communicate and work together to survive, thrive, and pollinate the plants essential to our survival, while producing the honey that sweetens our lives. 110 MIN|$125

    FARM & GARDEN

    AVIAN ADAPTATIONS: A Lesson in Resilience
    In this program guests will be personally introduced to a bird of prey, while learning about their life and ways. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with these special beings and explore for themselves the power of life re-envisioned. Themes emphasize the natural history, science and symbolism of these animals as well as a service component of direct interaction and caretaking. 75 MIN|$75

    CHICKEN KEEPING
    This class covers the life cycle and needs of a chicken. Learn how to raise, handle, and care for a backyard flock, and how to set up a small coop to give hens safe access to a pasture. This fun and hands- on class will offer an opportunity for you to collect eggs in the coop and bond with a hen.

    FARM SENSE
    We invite you to be a part of the cycle of farm life. Practice tending the gardens, as well as feeding and caring for our animals. Engage all five senses as you move through our gardens, apiary, chicken yard, raptor house, and horse barn. 110 MIN|$45

    MINDFUL MUSHROOM FORAGING
    Take a meditative stroll and further explore the many curious and curative roles of mushrooms. Learn about and practice basic mushroom identification skills. See, smell, feel, and perhaps even taste them, while deepening your understanding of the fungal connections that surround us. 105 MIN|$45

    THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS
    This lecture discusses our history with fungi, their medicinal applications, and commonly foraged culinary treats. Fungi are much more than tasty morsels, though. They serve as healers that enable and strengthen many species in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Learn about mushrooms beyond their fruiting bodies and discover the mysteries of the mycelial network.

    EQUINE

    AN UNFORGETTABLE CANVAS Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Note that this can be a messy experience.110 MIN|$75 Seasonally offered

    THE HEALING HERD
    This lecture offers an introduction to Miraval’s special herd
    of rescue horses and an overview of our unique equine programs that are based on relationship, intuition, and trust. Learn about the power of connection between horses and humans, and how horses can carry us on a journey of learning and healing.

    MEADOWVIEW EQUINE MEDITATION
    Explore this unique meditation experience that allows your active mind to settle inward and unite with your body. Engage with a horse while exploring mindfulness, connection, and balance. Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes, comfortable long pants, and sunscreen. Remember your Miraval water bottle! 75 MIN|$75

    MEADOWVIEW FARM & BARN TOUR
    Tour the Meadowview barn and gardens and meet our medley of plants, birds, and animals. Learn about sustainable practices, biodynamic principles, and a vision for responsible agriculture’s role in our health and earth care. Get to know our hens that provide our restaurants with fresh eggs, along with our bees and raptors (including red-tailed hawks, owls, and vultures). Taste seasonal, fresh crops straight from the field and ask questions about your own growing endeavors. Be sure to bring your phone to take pictures with our gentle friends.

    MINDFUL GROOMING
    Enjoy mindful practice, beautiful scenery, and connecting with the horses. 110 MIN|$75

    MIRAVAL EQUINE EXPERIENCE Practice living life in the moment as you work with specially selected horses and our expert facilitators. Perform equestrian ground skills and get a chance to notice personal patterns that may be holding you back from the life you want to live. ** Not a riding class. 110 MIN|$75

    WATER ACTIVITIES 

    THE FUNDAMENTALS OF KAYAKING

    Learn about the parts of a kayak and paddle and how to efficiently use the two together. An introduction to basic kayak strokes and boat movement allows you to enjoy your connection to the water and the beautiful Berkshire scenery. A slow, steady pace with lots of breaks offers plenty of time for personal instruction and discovery. 105 MIN

    KAYAKING

    Designed for guests who have some paddling experience, this activity begins with a review of the basics of kayaking. Learn advanced kayak strokes and better boat movement skills. Expect a moderate pace as we focus on stroke improvement and developing a connection with the water to move your boat with graceful effectiveness. 105 MIN | $75