boston to Stockbridge

Old Oct 13th, 2009, 09:12 PM
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boston to Stockbridge

We will be driving from Boston to Stockbridge for the start of our foliage/Mohawk trail tour. Any suggestions of things to do on the way?

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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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What are your interests?

There isn't much along I90/Masspike; but you can consider going to Concord/Lexington if you like history and/or American Literature.
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Will echo yk's request as to your interests.

One thing well worth seeing that's reasonably near the Mass Pike is Old Sturbridge Village. It's not far from the I-84 exit that goes off to Hartford.

As you get into the Berkshires, there are possibilities as varied as Chesterwood (Daniel Chester French's old sculpture studio), Arrowhead (Melville's home), Hancock Shaker Village, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Mount (Edith Wharton's home). Hours are seasonal at some of these, so check ahead first.
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 12:52 PM
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you mention Mohawk trail, are you going to drive route 2 all the way? It's very scenic, but its a pretty long drive. you could stop off in Concord if that were the case however. See the Alcott house, or Walden Pond.

If you are planning the Mass-pike route, and are looking for a scenic alternative to drive I can suggest some, but I'm not really sure what you are asking for here.

Please let us know what type of things, and how much time to use up?
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 08:10 PM
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If you're taking the Mass Pike from Boston to Stockbridge, it's only a two hour drive and your driving and seeing/doing will be much better once you arrive in Stockbridge. The scenery and foliage will be more interesting in the Berkshires.

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Old Oct 15th, 2009, 04:31 AM
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Thanks for making me think of "Sweet Baby James", lizblin!
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Old Oct 15th, 2009, 05:31 PM
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thanks for all the responses. We are planning to go to Concord and Lexington on our back to Boston. The plan is to leave Sturbridge, go to Wahconah State park, back track and go up to Mt Greylock on our way to Williamstown. From Williamstown, route 2 and then head down to Northampton for parent's weekend. We will have plenty of time between Boston and Sturbridge (a almost full day) to stop if there is something interesting.

Smetz- you are the 2nd person who has told me that today!
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Old Oct 15th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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OK, are you going to STOCKbridge or STURbridge?

If you're going to be in Williamstown, the ride along Route 9 in Vermont from Bennington to Marlboro is fantastic.
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Old Oct 18th, 2009, 06:00 PM
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You should ask Jay Leno and James Taylor - I'm sure they could both offer suggestions!
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Old Oct 18th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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I think, then, I agree with DJKBooks above. Just drive to Stockbridge, and do some sightseeing there. there's more to see and do in the Berkshires than there is along the way. Unless you really want to go to Sturbridge village, which is kind of interesting. Oh, the other thing would be the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, again, only if basketball really interests you.
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