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Things to do in Berkshires

 

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Tanglewood (Lenox)
Ranked #1 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Symphonies; Theaters
The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features performances by world-renowned conductors, soloists and musicians.
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Ranked #2 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Art Museums
Founded in 1969, this museum has the world's largest and most significant collection of Rockwell drawings and paintings.
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Jacob's Pillow (Becket)
Ranked #3 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters; Performances
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Ranked #4 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a professional award-winning Equity theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful... more » Owner description: Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a professional award-winning Equity theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics, thought-provoking new work, cabarets and youth theater on four stages from May through October as well as a New Play Festival in February. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, BSC is perhaps best known for premiering William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s Tony Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and was voted Best Theatre by "The Berkshire Eagle" readers in 2011 and 2012. BSC welcomes groups and offers senior and youth discounts. « less
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MASS MoCA (North Adams)
Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts... more » Owner description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. Open year round with full schedule of live events, changing exhibitions and Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Retrospective. « less
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Ranked #6 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, the first state park in Massachusetts also contains the states highest peak at 3,419... more » Owner description: Acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, the first state park in Massachusetts also contains the states highest peak at 3,419 feet. « less
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Ranked #7 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Farms
Owner description: Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum whose mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for... more » Owner description: Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum whose mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations. Called the "City of Peace" by the Shakers who lived here for 179 years until 1960, this community was the third of 19 major Shaker Villages located in New York, New England, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. There are 18 original historic buildings on this site. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to making the Village a center for reflection on living the principled life. The values that the Shakers embraced -- equality, pacifism, community, sustainability, responsible land stewardship, innovation, simplicity and quality in work -- resonate with us today. In addition to viewing the architecture, we have so many things to see including the farm and gardens, the animals, costumed interpreters, demonstrations of handicrafts like weaving, spinning, and blacksmithing, hiking and walking trails, the Discovery Room where kids can do hands-on activities, photo and art exhibitions, a cafe and picnic area. We have modern amenities and the village is handicapped accessible. « less
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Ranked #8 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Th exhibition galleries are currently closed while we prepare for the July 4, 2014 opening of our expanded campus. In the... more » Owner description: Th exhibition galleries are currently closed while we prepare for the July 4, 2014 opening of our expanded campus. In the summer of 2014, the Clark will open a new Visitor, Exhibition, and Conference Center designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Tadao Ando. In celebration of the opening, the Clark will present special exhibitions. The Clark will also re-open its original 1955 museum building with the reinstallation of its permanent collection including seventy-two masterpieces that have been on tour for three years. These great French paintings include works by Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, and Degas. During this last phase of construction, the Clark continues to welcome visitors and provide a quality art-viewing experience. We will be utilizing the two small galleries in Stone Hill Center in fall of 2013 to present a trio of installations: Sacred and Profane: Four Hundred Years of Religious and Mythological Paintings; Land, Sea, and Sky: The Natural World in Art 1600–1900; and Face Time: Portraits and Figures in Paintings and Sculpture. These installations include works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Singer Sargent, Piero della Francesca, Claude Monet, and George Inness, among others. Please phone to confirm hours of operation, visitor amenities, programs, and art on view. « less
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Ranked #9 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters
This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several productions each summer.
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Ranked #10 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
This 1,500-acre sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features several miles of hiking and biking trails.
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The Mount (Lenox)
Ranked #11 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Historic Sites
Author Edith Wharton's self-designed estate features historical exhibits, garden tours and educational lectures.
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Monument Mountain (Great Barrington)
Ranked #12 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular... more » Owner description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic River Valley. « less
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Ranked #13 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters

BTF presents theatre that matters - world premieres, contemporary works, and classics that speak to who we are in our world today.  Since 1928, Berkshire Theatre Festival (BTF... more »

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Ranked #14 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Hiking Trails; Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Cross-country Ski Areas; Biking Trails; Trails; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

This rail trail begins in Adams at the Berkshire Visitors center. After meandering through town, you head into a lovely wooded area which runs along the Hoosic river. The walk... more »

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Naumkeag (Stockbridge)
Ranked #15 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire... more » Owner description: Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage. « less
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Ranked #16 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #17 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Mountains

The summit is extremly beutiful ,and its fun to climb over the rocks, and then see the town ,so tiny!!!! more »

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Colonial Theatre (Pittsfield)
Ranked #18 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Mahaiwe Theater opened in September 1905 and is one of the oldest surviving theaters in the country. In its early years,... more » Owner description: The Mahaiwe Theater opened in September 1905 and is one of the oldest surviving theaters in the country. In its early years, the theater presented touring vaudeville acts and performers such as John Philip Sousa. It was transformed into a movie palace in 1930 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. Celebrated for its splendid acoustics, the theatre has played an important role in the life of the area.The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was formed in December 2002 and launched its first six-month presenting season with a Centennial Celebration in May 2005. The theater has been newly restored, with great attention to historical detail, at a cost of over $9 million. The restoration was overseen by noted architect, Hugh Hardy, with engineering and construction by skilled Berkshire craftspeople and artisans. The theater is a recipient of support from Save America’s Treasures, the historical restoration has been certified by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Park Service. In addition, The Mahaiwe is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places!The Mahaiwe is now a unique year-round performing arts center presenting music, dance, theater, opera, and classic films in the southern Berkshires. The theater seats almost 700 audience members. We have brought hundreds of live events as well as classic films, and the Metropolitan Opera “Live in HD” broadcasts to the theater’s stage and screen as well as hosted dozens of performances presented by others. The Mahaiwe strives to welcome the broadest possible community into our theater on an ongoing basis. « less
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Ranked #20 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Art Museums
Art museum displaying funky and offbeat works.
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Ranked #21 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #22 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Gardens
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Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield)
Ranked #23 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Science Museums; Aquariums; Museums
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Chesterwood Museum (Stockbridge)
Ranked #24 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Historic Sites
Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Minuteman Statue and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Ranked #25 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ski Butternut (Great Barrington)
Ranked #26 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #27 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Libraries
This 1815 library is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Ranked #28 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Museums
Owner description: An authentic Colonial home in the Berkshires, the 1750s residence of the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell. Listed on the National... more » Owner description: An authentic Colonial home in the Berkshires, the 1750s residence of the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 18th and 19th century furnishings, keeping room, parlors, bed chambers, 192 acres of fields and forest, heritage vegetable garden, flower gardens and stone walls, early farm and garden tools exhibit, hiking trails and picnic sites.Hours 11 am to 4 pm, with tours on the hour, Thursday through Monday. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day. « less
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Ranked #29 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #30 of 99 attractions in Berkshires
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Resort Communities
Owner description: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the premier four season resort in Berkshire County, MA. A resort where ease of the guest... more » Owner description: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the premier four season resort in Berkshire County, MA. A resort where ease of the guest experience is paramount, Jiminy Peak has a thoughtfully designed village center with all of its amenities conveniently located on the way to the lifts and a trail system where all trails funnel back to the base area. In addition, three lodges, two restaurants on property, and separate facilities for both its children’s and first-timer programs (each complete with their own rental shops) help guests make the most of their experience. In the winter, Jiminy Peak offers skiing and snowboarding on 45 trails accessed by 9 lifts, with 96% snowmaking coverage. With 21 lit trails, Jiminy Peak offers night skiing and snowboarding until 10pm. Jiminy Peak offers 4 and 8 hour passes that begin at the time of purchase in order to accommodate skiers arriving throughout the day.Summertime means Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak. Climb through the levels of Jiminy’s Aerial Adventure Park, a harnessed, self-guided experience that brings participants up into the canopy for an exhilarating physical and mental challenge as they navigate elements such as ziplines, tight ropes, suspended bridges and many others. Or for a completely different set of thrills, head to Mountain Adventure Park to weave through trees on the Alpine Slide, traverse the mountainside on the Mountain Coaster, reach for the sky on the Giant Swing or experience one of the many other attractions featured in the park. Also offered in the summer are hiking, lift-access downhill mountain biking, great dining options and retail locations.During the spring summer and fall months Jiminy Peak becomes a full conference resort using its multitude of spaces to host weddings, business conferences and corporate outings of all sizes, and has an on-site staff of experienced conference sales managers to help plan your perfect event. « less
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