Escape to Williamstown

Williamstown, MA

A few hours cruise from Boston or New York brings you to a land where folks rise to bird song and misty mountains, encounter award-winning outdoor theatre, sip local brews under upside down trees, and mingle with cows and art together.

Stone Hill at The Clark Art Institute

Rest on a sun-filled patio and come back for live outdoor theatre in the same spot.

Williamstown Theatre Festival performs at The Clark reflecting pools this summer!

Tickle your senses with a bird walk or firefly hike.  

Purple Finch says, “Welcome!”

In the same day you could delight in the colors of celebrated Impressionist paintings and roam through tree-tops on an aerial adventure.

Ramblewild Adventure Park

Stroll shady walks and hike forested mountains to sweeping vistas and open sky.

View from Sheep Hill at WRL

Travel auto roads or foot trails to summit the highest peak, Mount Greylock, then head downtown to enjoy garden flowers and charming shopping districts.

Spring Street shopping

Want to fly-fish or paddle? You can do that here too, in some of the most enchanting settings imaginable.

Hoosic River fishing

Consider thought-provoking and engaging installations at MASS MoCA in neighboring North Adams. You’ll find ample spaces to roam and explore.


There’s also Medieval altarpieces, lakeside beaches, outdoor concerts, old growth forest, winding mountain bike trails, distinctive architecture, art for kids, swimming holes, and gorgeously groomed golf courses.

Taconic Golf Course

To refuel, treat yourself at one of the many northern Berkshire restaurants serving locally sourced and crafted food and spirits.

Mezze Bistro + Bar

Inns and campgrounds have innovated new measures to help you stay healthy and well.

The Williams Inn

As the sun sets you can cozy up indoors or relax outdoors as a glorious day passes into night. 

Northern Berkshire mountain sunset

Fill your senses with fresh air, bird song, and amazing art.

Escape to Williamstown.

Thanks to Leslie Morgenthal and Carol Stegeman for sharing several fantastic photographs.