February 4, 2023

An invitation to visit the Berkshires


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For a blissfully scenic drive through the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, take Route 7 from Sheffield to Williamstown.
Nestled within the rolling Appalachian mountains and a neighbor to New York, Connecticut, and Vermont — the Berkshires is a destination for all seasons. Just over a two-hour drive from both New York City and Boston, this region breathes a calm, yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture. An array of lodging options offer close proximity to numerous cultural venues, picturesque towns, and outdoor recreation, as well as farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery.

Spring: The maple sap is flowing; baby animals are entering the world at our farms. The greening of foliage engenders a sense of renewal unlike any other time of year bringing color back to our magnificent gardens and expanses of hiking and biking trails.

Summer: This season in the Berkshires brings the full flowering of an almost endless array of natural beauty, history, music, fine arts and outdoor activities. The region’s gorgeously rural setting belies a sophistication flowing through the finest cultural performances; the creative cuisine of the area’s award-winning chefs; and bed and breakfasts whose antiques and period décor set the scene for a modern approach to hospitality. Athlete or aesthete alike will find in the Berkshires a soul-satisfying summer retreat.

Fall: Why do so many vacationers flock to the Berkshires in the fall? Magnificent, blazing fall foliage is the star attraction, but harvest festivals, apple picking and forays on the antiques trail rival the natural beauty that’s been the area’s calling card for hundreds of years.

Winter: Crystal-clear blue skies, snow-topped mountains and fields calling out for ski and snowshoe tracks — that’s winter in the Berkshires. So, too, are leisurely visits to our first-class museums, soul-satisfying meals at our many gourmet restaurants, and just relaxing by the fire at a cozy New England bed and breakfast. Whether you choose to spend your time indoors or out, the Berkshire region is a welcoming respite in the winter.

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