Berkshire County is located two and a half hours from both Boston and New York City but can seem far removed from the big cities with its lush, rolling hills, pretty clapboard houses and idyllic towns and villages. Known for museums and historic sites the Berkshires also celebrate the arts through music, dance and art venues with delightful open air theatre productions a feature of summer evenings in the region.
Williamstown is known for its Clark Art Institute and the Williams College Museum of Art and nearby, North Adams boasts the exciting MASS MoCA which showcases contemporary works in the country's largest arts centre.
The region also offers outstanding opportunities for golfing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Winter sports include alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. All of these activities take place amid spectacularly scenic rural hills, dotted with mountain streams and lakes.
Visitors will also delight at the wide range of retailers from antique dealers to outlet stores and speciality shops.