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What to explore on long weekend in July

Providence, RI
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What to explore on long weekend in July

DH and I will be spending the July 4th long weekend in Lenox. We have tanglewood tickets for the evening of July 4 and 5. What should we explore during the day?

MoCA and the Clarke museum are on my list, not sure if we are up to both on the same day...

We hiked mt. Greylock in October a few years ago, but the heat in July makes that unappealing.

Thanks for any suggestions. We are an active couple in our 50's, enjoy good food, and obviously, music!

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1. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

The Hancock Shaker Village and The Mount in Lenox might interest you.

Providence, RI
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2. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

We did the shaker village a few years ago with ds but the mount is a great idea. I was there 30 years ago but dh has never seen it!

Kent, Connecticut
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3. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

Would you be interested in the Norman Rockwell museum? What about shopping? Stockbridge and Williamstown are interesting towns.

http://berkshires.org/

Boston and...
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4. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

Lunch or dinner at the Red Lion Inn. [I have no connection with it.]

And a definite ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ to the Norman Rockwell museum.

Edited: 8:16 am, May 20, 2014
Boston, MA
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5. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

Naumkeag in Stockbridge is also a pretty special place:

thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/berkshires/n…

Lenox, Massachusetts
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6. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

I have a list of things to do in the Berkshires that we originally put together for friends and family. A lor of people have found it helpful.

I'll send you a copy via message center. Enjoy your visit !

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7. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

The Mount has been restored in recent years - it may feel quite new!

Hiking in July may be fun - remember, the weather here is 10 degrees cooler than NYC, and you will be hiking in the forest. Of course, it can be 90 degrees too!

Providence, RI
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8. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

Thank you for all the helpful suggestions; will add to the list. Will everything be open on July 4th?

Also, any idea what time we have to be at Tanglewood if we have tickets in the shed? Made some dinner reservations in Lenox, and want to be sure I left ourselves enough time.

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9. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

Everything should be open. The Clark has been closed for renovations but is due to reopen July 4th! Good timing!

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10. Re: What to explore on long weekend in July

Be sure to check out the local theater groups also. Most of the ones I have been to have been great!

www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages

www.barringtonstageco.org/

http://wtfestival.org/2014/season