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Summer heat

Preparing for a heat wave? Here's where to take the kids to cool off

Children enjoy the splash park

With temperatures in the 80s, kids enjoy the splash pad at Noel Field in North Adams on Sunday.

It's time to dig out the sunscreen and plug in the air conditioners. 

If you're looking for a place to cool off from the heat, consider taking your family to one of Berkshire County's splashpads"

North Adams Splash Pad

Address: 298 State St, North Adams

Clapp Park

Address: 233 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield

The Common

Address: 100 1st St, Pittsfield

Evan Gallagher eats ice cream cone

After a very brave visit to the doctor, three-year-old Everett Gallagher digs into his reward of a giant rainbow sherbet cone at Krispy Cones in Lanesborough.

If the ice cream truck isn't headed down your street, here's where you can go to find delicious ice cream and frozen yogurt:


Address: 505 East St., Pittsfield

Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

Phone: 413-344-4126

Ben & Jerry’s

Address: 179 South St., Pittsfield

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone: 413-443-5400

Cravins Soft Serve & Frozen Yogurt

Address: 119 Elm St, Pittsfield

Hours: Monday to Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., Sunday noon to 10 p.m.

Dairy Cone

Address: 197 Tyler St., Pittsfield

Hours: Everyday, noon to 9 p.m. 

Diane's Twist

Address: 13 Main St, Cheshire

Hours: Everyday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone: 413-743-9776


Address: 841 Dalton Drive, Pittsfield

Hours: Everyday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Phone: 413-443-0282

Katie's Country Store and Takeout

Address: 1922 East Otis Road, East Otis

Hours: Monday to Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Phone: 413-269-4211

King Kone

Address: 133 Fenn St., Pittsfield

Hours: Everyday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Phone: 413-496-9485

Krispy Cones Ice Cream

Address: 585 S Main St., Lanesborough

Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Phone: 413-499-9800

Lakewood Creamery

Address: 384 Newell St, Pittsfield

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 to 8:30 p.m., Friday 4 to 9 p.m., Weekends 2 to 8 p.m.

Lickety Split

(2 Locations)

Address: 1010 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., closed Tuesdays

Phone: 413-346-4560

Address: 83 Spring St, Williamstown

Hours: Daily, noon to 9 p.m.

Phone: 413-652-9815

Lucky’s Ice Cream

Address: 30 W Center St., Lee

Hours: Everyday noon to 9 p.m.

Phone: 413-243-1011

Mielke Confections

Address: 260 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington

Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Phone: 413-717-4165

Rainbow Shack

Address: 85 Summer St., Adams

Hours: Thursday to Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

Phone: 413-743-4031

Spoon Cafe

Address: 81 Spring St., Williamstown

Hours: Everyday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., closed Tuesdays

Phone: 413-458-6097

SweetPea's Ice Cream and Catering

Address: 6 Depot St., Dalton

Hours: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 2 to 8:30 p.m.

Phone: 413-842-5192

Topsy's Treats

Address: 258 Maple St, Hinsdale

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 3 to 8 p.m., Weekends 1 to 8 p.m.

Phone: 413-655-2487

Triple Scoop

Address: 154 American Legion Drive, North Adams

Hours: Monday to Wednesday 3 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday 3 to 9 p.m., Friday 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9:30 p.m.

Jess Gamari can be reached at jgamari@berkshireeagle.com.

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Jess Gamari has worked at The Berkshire Eagle since 2016. She was previously a Berkshires Week intern in 2013 and a North Adams Transcript summer intern in 2009.

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