Nestled within the rolling Appalachian mountains, the Berkshires breathes a calm, yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture. The Berkshires is comprised of picturesque towns filled with outdoor recreation, as well as farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fishing and golf. The Berkshires also provides shopping for unique items and antiques as well as your everyday desires.
Culture abounds in the Berkshires. World renowned attractions include Tanglewood (Lenox, MA), summer home of the Boston Symphony; the Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA); the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA); the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (“MassMoca”) (North Adams, MA); and Jacob’s Pillow (Becket, MA), home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.
The area offers accommodations of every variety, including boutique inns, quaint bed and breakfasts, luxury resorts with full-service spas, and convenient hotels and motels.
Dining in the Berkshires is a series of undiscovered surprises that often surpass the highest expectations. The Berkshires attracts chefs and restaurateurs who are, in no uncertain terms, artists in their own right. The farm-to-table movement is alive and well, so diners get the chance to sample a variety of local produce, cheeses, meats and more. Ask the locals to name their favorite Berkshire restaurants, and you’ll end up with a lengthy list of worthy choices.