Themed Itineraries

Williams College: The Campus Guide

This beautifully written and illustrated portrait showcases many fine examples of American campus architecture at Williams College. Includes walking tours of campus.

Summer in the Berkshires by 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.

Day Tripping in Southern Vermont

Bennington and surrounding areas

Just north of Williamstown, Route 7 crosses the Vermont border into a corner of the Green Mountains that has fostered its own artistic community for more than a century.

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Where to Stay

Featured: TOURISTS

North Adams

A resort-inspired by the classic American roadside motor lodge and designed for the 21st-century traveler, the 48-room property is set on the banks of the Hoosic River.

Featured: The Williams Inn

Williamstown

Embrace the beauty of the Northern Berkshires as you discover The Williams Inn, an upscale lodging experience located in the heart of Williamstown.

Featured: The Porches Inn

North Adams

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

Lodge: 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.

B&B: Steep Acres B&B

Williamstown

Country setting on 50 acres of woods and rolling hills, swimming pond, gardens, and more.

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.

MOTEL: Cozy Corner Motel

Williamstown

A family-owned motel with a restaurant on the property. Call for information and reservations: 413-458-8006

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.

RENTAL: Airbnb

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

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Locations

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

Catering

Farm to table, elegant canapes, food trucks, and more.

Services

Photographers, floral, beauty, bakeries, and more.

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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.

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.

B&B Micro Manufacturing

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

CAMPING: Wendling Farm

Williamstown

Single campsite with platform tent, dining table with storage, cooking utensils, and campfire site on the edge on the edge of a meadow looking east over the mountain range.

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.

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.

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

Art: 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.

Books: G.J. Askins Bookseller

Downtown North Adams

An independent sedond-hand bookstore emphasizing the arts (artists, art history, crafts, architecture, photography), history, nature and gardening, music, theater, cookery and more.

Books: Chapter Two Books

Downtown Williamstown

A non-profit, lightly, slightly, used bookstore in the heart of Williamstown, MA. Affordable books and all proceeds go to our public library.

Books: Williams Bookstore

Downtown Williamstown

Operated by Follett, the college bookstore offers new fiction and nonfiction, readings and book signings, gifts and textbooks and a cafe run by Tunnel City Coffee.

Games: 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.

Jeweler: Goodman’s

Downtown Williamstown

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

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

Pawnal Pets is a place for your pet to be on vacation while you are. They’ll be pampered and loved, while enjoying the great outdoors and a state of the art indoor facility.

Printing: The Print Shop

Downtown Williamstown

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

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: Nature’s Closet

Downtown Williamstown

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

Retail: Library Clothing Co.

Downtown Williamstown

High-end men?s and women?s clothing including shirts and slacks, hats, accessories and some Williams College formal wear.

Retail: The Spin-Off Yarn Shop

Norad Mill

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.

Antiques: Empire Antiques

Empire Antiques is an eclectic collection of ordinary and extraordinary items for every budget and occasion. Our Cole Avenue store is one of three store locations offering over 30,000 square feet of inventory to meet most every need. We also offer a variety of estate liquidation options ranging from a single item purchase to full […]

Museum Store Sunday

The Clark

December 1, 2019 10:00 AM - December 1, 2019 5:00 PM

Enjoy twenty-five percent off all Museum Store purchases as part of Museum Store Sunday! Peruse our eclectic selection of jewelry, decor, gift items, and fine art books.

Consignment: LOCAL Consignment & Boutique

LOCAL is an upscale consignment boutique located in Williamstown, MA. Specializing in women’s clothing, accessories and unique gifts. Open Wednesday & Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Belltower Records

Norad Mill

Friendly spot for a treasure trove of used and new vinyl records, compact discs, and cassettes.

The Wigwam Western Summit

Wigwam Western Summit

The Wigwam is a new destination in the Berkshires where people come to enjoy a glass of wine, a draft beer, or a cup of coffee to go with a jaw-dropping view. 

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Getting Around

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.

Abbott’s Limo

Lee

Vans and limos run 24 hours, daily, year-round even in rough weather. They will meet trains, flight arrivals, ferries and departures, and they offer tours of the Berkshires.

Village Bike Rentals

Adams, MA

Visitors and residents of all ages can rent bikes and cruise the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. The shop is steps from the beginning of the trail, making it easy to get riding.

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Scenic Drives

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