6 Themed Itineraries

Blank Canvas Tours

Blank Canvas Tours

Founded in 2018, this Williamstown company organizes six-day trips in July and August to explore art, music, theater and more across the Berkshires, with local food and adventures.

Itinerary: Classic Williamstown

Not sure where to start your adventures in Williamstown? Here are a few suggestions from locals who love where they live and want to share it with you.

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Where to Stay

Bascom Lodge on Mount Greylock

Top of Mount Greylock

Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood building at the summit Mount Greylock, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s on the Appalachain Trail. It is open from May to October.

RENTAL: Airbnb

Find cabins and bungalows, houses and cottages right in town or up on the ridges, for a  night or a longer stay. 

B&B: Blackinton-Manor

North Adams

An elegant 1832 Italianate Federal style home, was originally the luxurious estate of wealthy textile manufacturer Sanford Blackinton.

B&B: Ingalls Crossing

Williamstown

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom bed & breakfast apartment on a 700 acre working dairy farm in rural Williamstown.

B&B: River Bend Farm

Williamstown

An authentically restored 1770 Georgian Colonial now a bed and breakfast for history and antique lovers.

B&B: Upland Meadow House

Williamstown

First floor two-bedroom bed and breakfast suite with private entrance, next to Hopkins Memorial Forest.

INN: 1896 House

Williamstown

The 1896 House Inn and Country Lodgings is an upscale three building lodging and dining campus.

INN: The Orchards

Williamstown

Old-fashioned New England elegance with modern convenience that can accomodate an overnight stay, meetings, and weddings.

INN: The Porches Inn

North Adams

Porches’ 47 rooms of retro-edgy, industrial granny chic ambiance make a spirited lodging statement in New England and beyond.

INN: Topia Inn

Adams

A 9 room organic inn dedicated to the green lifestyle.

MOTEL: Harwood Hill Motel & Cottages

Bennington, VT

Located on over 4 acres of park-like grounds atop Harwood Hill with spectacular views of Mt. Anthony, the Bennington Battle Monument and Green Mountain vista.

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Locations

Farms, museums, mountain tops, and movie theaters — discover the unique locations in and around Williamstown.

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Buy or Rent

Greylock Works

GreylockWorks

A dramatic venue for public festivals, theater, conferences, weddings, farmers markets, concerts and other events in a renovated mill with 26,000 square feet of space under 1,000 linear feat of skylights reaching 24′ clear heights.

Assets for Artists

Assets for Artists, a project of Mass MoCA, helps artists in many disciplines to find and build financial and business resources and supports artists in moving to the area. Resources can include a matched savings grant program for individual artists,  professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching, a residency program at Mass MoCA and more.

B&B Micro Manufacturing

Handcrafted Tiny Houses made in North Adams, customizeable or custom built, or DIY frames and shells.

Co-Working Space: Cloud85

Downtown North Adams

Day-passes available at this co-working space for entrepreneurs, designers, journalists, freelancers, telecommuters and business creators but all professionals are welcome.

Northern Berkshire Cohousing Community

Northern Berkshire Cohousing aims to create a community that is multi-generational, mixed income, eco-friendly, accessible to all abilities, environmentally safe for those with chronic health conditions, and honoring diversity.

Eclipse Mill

Downtown North Adams

The former Eclipse Mill has been renovated into airy studios, and a gallery exhibits the works of the artists living and working here as well as artists from the wider Northern Berkshires region.

Windsor Mill

Cambridge Development Corp.

Simeon Bruner, the architect known here for renovating the former Sprague Electric Mill into Mass MoCA, is turning the former Windsor Print Works in North Adams into a space where artists can live and work.

RENTAL: Airbnb

Find cabins and bungalows, houses and cottages right in town or up on the ridges, for a  night or a longer stay. 

Alton & Westall Real Estate

Specializes in fine real estate, including homes, acreage, and commercial properties. Licensed in Massachusetts and Vermont.

Bishop West Real Estate

Residential and commercial brokerage licensed in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and Florida.

Burnham Gold Real Estate

Services Northern and Central Berkshire County. Specializes in home sales, academic/summer rentals, and commercial properties.

Harsch Real Estate

Locally owned and operated agency with agents who live in the Berkshire County.

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Shops & Services

Greylock Gallery

Williamstown Cultural District

Showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary art from both emerging and established artists.

Antiques: Sanford & Kid Antiques Co-op

Downtown North Adams

Two-level, multi-dealer shop featuring antiques, collectibles, vintage, mid century modern, glassware and china, furniture, jewelry, pottery, art, tools, and treasures.

Computers: Mad Macs

Downtown Williamstown

Williamstown’s only Apple specialists for sales and service.

Jeweler: Goodman’s

Downtown Williamstown

Jewelry, repair, engraving, trophies, baby gifts, batteries, and more!

Purple Dragon Games

A hub for board, card and roleplaying games, the store also hosts regular events — including ope board game nights, Friday night Magic Booster draft and Star Wars roleplaying.

Music: Toonerville Trolley CDs & Records

Downtown Williamstown

An independent music store selling new and used vinyl records and CDs. Thousands of out-of-print records in stock and a huge selection of hard to find new and used CDs

Pets: Bark N’ Cat

Downtown North Adams

An independent pet supply store specializing in natural and premium pet foods for cats and dogs.

Pets: Pawnal Pets

Pownal, VT

Full-service pet boarding just over the border in Pownal, VT.

Retail: Amy’s Cottage

Downtown Williamstown

An eclectic boutique featuring an array of gifts and women’s clothing. Featuring Vera Bradley, PANDORA, Burt’s Bees, Fire and Light, April Cornell, and Crabtree & Evelyn.

Retail: Berkshire Outfitters

Adams, MA

The source for name-brand gear, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, backcountry, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, running and much more.

Retail: Hudsons

Downtown Williamstown

A unique combination of art, antiques, and collectibles from the region. Specializing in fine and decorative art, jewelry, handbags, Persian rugs, records, guitars, antiques, and gifts.

Retail: Nature’s Closet

Downtown Williamstown

Quality new and used outdoor clothing, footwear, and accessories for active lifestyles.

Retail: Ruby Sparks

Downtown Williamstown

A women’s clothing store: a burst of fashion with the freedom of comfort!

Retail: Clothing @ The Library

Downtown Williamstown

High-end men’s and women’s clothing including shirts and slacks, hats, accessories and some Williams College formawear. Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10am-5:30pm Sunday: 11am-5pm Phone: (413) 458-3436

Retail: Spin-Off Yarn Shop

Williamstown Cultural District

An extensive selection of alpaca yarns and other natural fibers such as wool, cotton, and silk and other natural blends.

Retail: Williams Shop

Downtown Williamstown

The place for all items Williams College! From t-shirts to hats, stuffed animals to swivel chairs.

Williams College Book Store

Downtown Williamstown

Operated by Follett, the college bookstore — now on Spring Street — offers new fiction and nonfiction, readings and book signings, gifts and textbooks and a cafe run by Tunnel City Coffee (based across the street).

The Print Shop

Posters and print marketing services, calendars, notecards and artwork by local photorapher Zoe Doucette.

Uptown Tunnel

Along with its home base on Spring Street and a satellite at Mass MoCA, Tunnel City coffee also runs a bright and quiet coffee shop in the Follett-run Williams College bookstore.

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Getting Here

Rome 2 Rio

Door to door directions by plane, car, bus, train, and even ferry, with estimated times and costs from anywhere in the world. Also includes hotel listings.

Airports

Links to airports that service the Berkshires.

Upstate Green Cab

Appointment-based service between Albany Airport, Bus, Amtrak and Williamstown.

Tunnel City Taxi

6am-12midnight. Service in and around Williamstown and North Adams. 24 hour notice for ride to Albany Airport.

The Spoke

Colonial Shopping Plaza

Large selection of “new old stock” parts, latest models, cutting edge clothing and accessories. Bike rentals.

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Scenic Drives

Mohawk Trail Scenic Byway

Opened in 1914 as one of the first auto-touring roads in the country. Discover the wonders of Route 2.

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