Rev your engines, don your favorite hiking boots or loafers. Get your bike in gear. It’s time for summer in the northern Berkshires!
A few hours cruise from Boston or New York brings you to a land where folks rise to bird song and misty mountains. Spend your days exploring one of the most culturally saturated and naturally beautiful areas in the world.
Set yourself up in a casual motel, elegant inn, or lakeside campground. From your comfy home base, plan an escape to the woods or a cultural immersion.
In fact, you don’t have to choose. Trail heads, museums, theatres, and scenic drives are all nearby. Visit an art museum in the morning and hike to an airy overlook in the afternoon.
Roam through tree-tops on an aerial adventure and delight in the colors and forms of contemporary art at MASS MoCA, all in the same day.
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown features thought-provoking exhibitions and works of art from several centuries, including this one! You’ll also find special events, reflecting pools, and ample trails to roam and explore the pastoral and forested campus.
Grab a bike, golf clubs, or fishing pole – there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors here.
- Fish, paddle, and swim in some of the most enchanting settings imaginable.
- Discover the northern Berkshires by bicycle on paved trails, double-lane highways, and single-track mountain paths.
- Hit’em long and straight at one of our classically challenging and gorgeously groomed golf courses.
Whatever outdoor activity you choose, you’ll find that magical combination of spectacular scenery, superb conditions, and delightful recreation.
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A Night at the Theatre
Afternoons and evenings offer opportunities to experience acclaimed productions of new musicals, provocative dramas, and engaging comedies. Reserve your tickets to one of several world-class theatre companies.
Follow the Crowd
When you’re ready to gather together, come to our local celebrations with parades, baseball games, and fireworks or take part in a popular music festival at MASS MoCA. Both offer relaxed, welcoming vibes.
Downtown streets and sidewalks offer coffee shops, dining, and shopping. Browse and relax. Visit local shops for unique gifts, collectable art, stylish clothing, and more.
To refuel, treat yourself at one of the many restaurants serving locally sourced and crafted food and spirits.
In the northern Berkshires you can see 19th century portrait paintings, distinctive architecture, and old growth forest. Experience art for kids and make art with them. Find swimming holes and lakeside beaches. Revitalize yourself with yoga and wellness offerings.