Berkshires Travel Guide


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Plan Your Berkshires Vacation

Occupying the far western end of the state, the Berkshires are only about 2½ hours by car from Boston and New York City, yet the region lives up to the storybook image of rural New England, with wooded hills, narrow winding roads, and compact historic villages. Summer brings cultural events, including the renowned Tanglewood classical music festival in Lenox. The foliage blazes in fall, skiing is popular in winter, and spring is the time for maple sugaring. The scenic Mohawk Trail runs east to west across the northern section of the Berkshires.


Berkshires Hotels

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Berkshires Restaurants

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Berkshires Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Countryside: Rolling hills, dense stands of forest, open pastures, even a few mountains.... Read more

  • Holistic Hideaways

    The Berkshires have become known for holistic retreats that send you home with the ultimate souvenir: a new-and-improved you, with a refreshed... Read more

  • Norman Rockwell: Illustrating America

    I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed. My fundamental purpose is to interpret the typical American.... Read more

  • Massachusetts Farms

    Living like a locavore is easy in the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts. The area's many farms, farm stands, and farmers' markets make everything... Read more


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