Cove Lanes

 
Cove Lanes has everything groups could wish for! Enjoy a spacious, clean 24-lane bowling center with an automated scoring system and bumpers and ramps for younger students. For groups who are finished bowling, we also have a video arcade and mini golf. The arcade offers more than 20 games, including air hockey and pinball. Our indoor, 18-hole, bi-level miniature golf course offers kids a fun challenge. We have a full-service snack bar with a newly expanded menu that is sure to appeal to any taste! Group rates for bowling and miniature golf are available. 
 
For group events, visit www.covelanes.com/Parties-Events.
 
Contact Info
Address: 109 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Berkshire County. Tel: 413-528-1220. Email: sheila@covelanes.com. Website: www.covelanes.com. Hrs: Vary. Contact: Sheila Hankey.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Varies.

Bowling Fun Facts

Why are bowling lanes oiled, with more oil placed at the start of the lane and less at the end? What is the advantage of throwing a “hook” ball? And why do those pins remain standing even though the ball hit them?

Ask the staff at the bowling lane both these and other questions. Then have your campers apply simple properties of physics to the game of bowling, and watch their game improve! Experiment with different throwing techniques and discover why the pros release the ball low to the ground, spin the ball so it hooks, and hit the pins at an angle.