Learn more about the Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan

The Lake Mansfield Improvement Task Force invites you to review these preliminary design concepts for a new and exciting transformation of Lake Mansfield Road into a recreation-only path. The goals are to enhance recreational enjoyment, improve safety, and protect the lake waters for generations to come.

How to participate:

  • Walk the road and check out the signs we've placed.

  • Join a small guided tour by one of our task force members.
  • Review this site and then complete a survey to let us know your thoughts.
  • Attend a Lake Mansfield Improvement Task Force meeting online and provide feedback.
  • Contact the Town Planner for more information.

I want to participate!

Lake Mansfield improvement plan map

In the meantime, Great Barrington Land Conservancy is caring for our lake and community through our Lake Mansfield Alliance project.

Read our Lake Mansfield Spring 2021 Newsletter and enjoy photos from our ongoing volunteer workdays. Check out the photo galleries: Volunteer Work Day - Beach Area 1 & Volunteer Work Day - Beach Area 2 & Lake Mansfield Work Day 3 - Forest & Trails.

Spring Yoga at Lake Mansfield is happening on Saturdays in May (8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) and June (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) from 9 am-10 am. 




2021 Lake Mansfield Spring and Summer Volunteer Workdays 
Go to www.GBLand.org to take a look at all Great Barrington Land Conservancy volunteer opportunities and activities.

volunteers at Lake Mansfield Great Barrington

Rather than our traditional May Lake Day event, a series of small group volunteer days will be held this year so we can care for our forest and lake while maintaining health protocols. Registration will be required to participate in order to help us insure small group sizes. Folks interested in volunteering must register by emailing info@GBLand.org. Be sure to include the dates you are hoping to help out. We are looking forward to working with you! 

Volunteers should come with masks, work gloves, and water bottles. Sanitized tools will be provided. Social distancing will be maintained. 

  1. Planting days for Native Perennials – Selected Wednesday afternoons 4 – 5
    You can help build biodiversity by helping plant new pollinator-feeding, full-sun, native perennials plugs.
    Led by Christine Ward (1 leader + 2 volunteers for each planting day)
    Dates: May 19th and 26th / June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th / July 7th and 14th
  2. Forest and Trails - Date to be Determined 
    Led by Christine Ward, Brad Roblin, and Kate Ritter 
    3 Leaders + 8 volunteers 
    Guided forest walk and trail assessment 
    Collect litter
    Remove invasive species
    Refresh trail blazes
A great team of volunteers cared for beach area at Lake Mansfield in Great Barrington