Adams is an inspiring place to visit. A history rich with religious and patriotic significance has produced this thriving community that sustains its industrial roots. Adams maintains a small town charm and friendliness, attracting visitors again and again.
An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, Bennington is tucked between two stunning mountain ranges, the Taconics on the west and the Green Mountains on the east.
Southern Berkshire’s largest town is one of natural beauty, cultural wealth and historical “firsts.” Combined with its convenient location, fashionable shopping district, fine restaurants and recreational opportunities, Great Barrington is and has been a favorite holiday haven for more than 100 years.
Named after prominent revolutionary patriot and commander General Charles Lee, the town of Lee has been in existence since the 1760s. Several historic buildings are worthy of attention, including the Congregational Church – a Romanesque-design building with a 150-foot steeple and a Seth Thomas Clock (one of only two of its kind ever made).
Tucked in a scenic corner of the lush Southern Berkshires, the charming hamlet of Lenox is perhaps best known for being the former residence of literary legend Edith Wharton.
Three hundred years ago, the Mohawk Trail was a simple Native American footpath. Today it is about a two hour drive on a modern two lane highway. With attractions, historic sites and beautiful views along the way, The Mohawk Trail is an adventure and a cultural experience.
North Adams is known as “The Town of Steeples and Peaks,” for the spires of its many churches – a lovely sight as you descend into the city from the west on Route 2.
If you want to take a trip back in time when life offered a gentler pace, you’ll want to explore Otis. This largely unspoiled, rural area is the site of the Otis Reservoir, the largest recreational body of water in Massachusetts.
Pittsfield enjoys the distinction as the “City of Festivals.” Perfectly placed in the heart of the Berkshires, this surprising haven bustles with cultural and recreational amenities.
Gracing the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, Shelburne Falls invites you to explore its natural wonders. This charming New England village is home of the internationally known Bridge of Flowers, a former trolley bridge that spans 400 feet across the Deerfield River.
Stockbridge was Norman Rockwell’s long-time residence and home of what he called his “best studio yet.” Through his depiction of small towns, America’s favorite illustrator gave us images of memorable moments from childhood to old age, portraying a re-markable history of everyday life and ordinary people.
The historic village of West Stockbridge is a tiny, eclectic arts community set along-side the peaceful Williams River. It is an easy, pleasant stroll around the square block town, and it is filled with treasures.
With its artistic offerings and scenic countryside, it’s no wonder Williamstown is known as “The Village Beautiful.” Surrounded by mountains, farmlands and hiking trails, picturesque Williamstown is a quintessential Berkshire village.