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Berkshire County, located in the far western region of Massachusetts, is one of the premier destination spots in all of New England.  Abutting New York to the West, Vermont to the North and Connecticut to the South, the Berkshires is made up of 32 quaint cities and towns, each with its own history and beauty.

In the Berkshires, residents and visitors alike, enjoy the four true seasons New England is so well known for.  From hiking, fishing and camping in the Spring and Summer, to skiing and snowmobiling in the Winter, the Berkshires are truly a paradise of relaxation and beauty. During the Fall the hills and mountains of the Berkshires come to life with an array of foliage colors that are clearly breathtaking.

In addition to its beauty, the Berkshires offer an enormous wealth of Cultural Events and Arts that attract visitors the world over. Attractions such as the Colonial Theatre, Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Hancock Shaker Village, MASS MoCA, the Sterling and Clark Art Museum and others.

Barrington Stage Company - Barrington Stage Company has become the fastest growing arts venue in Berkshire County, attracting some 45,000 patrons each year, and gaining national recognition for its superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, Barrington Stage has produced several award-winning plays and musicals, beginning with winning the Elliot Norton/Boston Theatre Critics Award in its very first year for The Diary of Anne Frank.

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden - Our public display gardens are open May through mid-October. Both functional and ornamental, they are among the oldest in the US and have been expanded over the years in breadth and variety through a series of bequests and major gifts. Our collections emphasize plants that are indigenous to or thrive in the Berkshires; more than 3,000 species and varieties are represented.

 

Berkshire Museum - The mission of the Berkshire Museum is to enrich, inspire and educate through interactions with the arts, history and the natural world. The Berkshire Museum holds 19th-and 20th-century sculptures by American and European artists who embraced the Romantic interest in heroic stories of the ancient past.

 

Berkshire Theatre Group - Berkshire Theatre Group is the premier performing arts organization in Western Massachusetts. BTG encompasses 5 theaters in 3 towns throughout Berkshire County including the 780 seat Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, the 408 seat Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge and the 122 seat Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.

 

Chesterwood Estate & Museum - Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.

 

MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center - MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides professional development training, resources, and support to the artists, art managers, and creative workers of Berkshire County. Through its multiple programs and presentations, BCRC brings the best of performance and art to the Berkshires and showcases the best of the Berkshires to the world.

 

Hancock Shaker Village - Set your watch back a century or two and see the Village come to life through vibrant programs, tours, exhibitions and hands-on activities. This beautifully restored village, set on 1,200 acres of farm, woodland and pasture, is home to the premier collection of Shaker buildings and artifacts.

 

Hopkins Observatory - Hopkins Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA). Constructed in 1838 by Albert Hopkins, the college claims that it is the oldest observatory in America.

 

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival - Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival is the ideal destination for a summer getaway. A National Historic Landmark and National Medal of Arts recipient, Jacob's Pillow is nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Called "the dance center of the nation" by The New York Times, the Pillow brings together dance, music, art, and culture.

 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) - Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art.

 

Mohawk Trail - The Mohawk Trail is the first scenic road in New England. It officially opened on October 22, 1914. With 63 miles of unsurpassed splendor and 50,000 acres of state parks and forests, it's an excellent vacation choice for fun and adventure for all ages during any season.

 

Mt. Greylock State Reservation - At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen. It became Massachusetts' first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards the visitor exploring this special place of scenic and natural beauty.

 

Norman Rockwell Museum - Founded in 1969 with the help of Norman and Molly Rockwell, Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of Rockwell's work and his contributions to society, popular culture, and social commentary. The Museum, which is accredited by the American Association of Museums, is the most popular year-round cultural attraction in the Berkshires.

 

Shakespeare & Company in Lenox - Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did — in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe.

 

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is an art museum and a center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art.

 

Tanglewood - Tanglewood, one of the world's most beloved music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.

 

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center & Theatre - Built in 1904 by a syndicate of local businessmen, The Mahaiwe is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country. The Mahaiwe has recently been designated as an official project of "Save America's Treasures," and application has been made for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. In January 2003, it was transformed into the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center with an exciting future as a year-round center of cultural life in the Berkshires.

 

The Mount - The Mount is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton. Designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902, the house embodies the principles outlined in her influential book, The Decoration of Houses (1897). The property includes three acres of formal gardens designed by Wharton, who was also an authority on European landscape design, surrounded by extensive woodlands.

 

Williams College Museum of Art - Widely considered one of the finest college art museums in the country, the Williams College Museum of Art is a department of Williams College. The mission of the WCMA is “to advance learning through lively and innovative approaches to art for the students of Williams College and communities beyond the campus.”

 

Williamstown Film Festival - The Williamstown Film Festival was founded in 1998 to fill a cultural gap in a part of Massachusetts known for its world-class museums, theater, music, and dance – the Berkshires. Because film seemed the missing link in an artistically rich region, some two dozen local residents and graduates of Williams College felt strongly that a film festival could bridge the gap.

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the Williamstown Theatre Festival is a celebration of theater that brings together a vast array of artists and offers audiences varied cultural experiences.

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