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Jiminy Peak Resort in [[Hancock]] offers a full slate of year-round '''mountain activities''. '''Mountain biking''' is available there and at several state forests throughout the region. There are also extensive excellent '''hiking trails''', including a portion of the [[Appalachian Trail]]. [[Mount Washington (Massachusetts)|Mount Washington]] is home to some of the state's best trail scenery.
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Jiminy Peak Resort in [[Hancock]] offers a full slate of year-round '''mountain activities'''. '''Mountain biking''' is available there and at several state forests throughout the region. There are also extensive excellent '''hiking trails''', including a portion of the [[Appalachian Trail]]. [[Mount Washington (Massachusetts)|Mount Washington]] is home to some of the state's best trail scenery.
  
 
The Berkshires are a good place for walking and relaxing and perhaps taking in a summer play in the college town of [[Williamstown (Massachusetts)|Williamstown]]. In October this area shares in the colorful fall foliage show.
 
The Berkshires are a good place for walking and relaxing and perhaps taking in a summer play in the college town of [[Williamstown (Massachusetts)|Williamstown]]. In October this area shares in the colorful fall foliage show.

Revision as of 16:28, 11 October 2006

The Berkshire Hills are located at the western extreme of Massachusetts and form a continuous range that contain the state's highest peak, Mt. Greylock, at 3,487 feet. The region is coextensive with Berkshire County.

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Regions

Berkshire County is located at the western extreme of Massachusetts and borders Rensselaer and Columbia Counties, New York, Bennington County and Windham County, in Southern Vermont and the Litchfield Hills region of Connecticut.

Cities and towns

Other destinations

Understand

  • Berkshire Visitors Bureau, 3 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA 01247, 800-237-5747, Fax: 413-743-4500, bvb@berkshires.org, [1].

Talk

Get in

By air

Get around

In this rural region a car is preferred.

See

  • Tanglewood - Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is located in Lenox. During the summer it is not unusual to see James Taylor perform at this venue, because he lives just outside of the town, as the population of Lenox swells to nearly 30,000 for the show.
  • Stockbridge is the former home of Norman Rockwell and the location of the Norman Rockwell Museum, a museum he founded.
  • Shakespeare Theather Company, and Williams College in Williamstown.

Do

Jiminy Peak Resort in Hancock offers a full slate of year-round mountain activities. Mountain biking is available there and at several state forests throughout the region. There are also extensive excellent hiking trails, including a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Mount Washington is home to some of the state's best trail scenery.

The Berkshires are a good place for walking and relaxing and perhaps taking in a summer play in the college town of Williamstown. In October this area shares in the colorful fall foliage show.

Eat

There are a number of fine eateries in Great Barrington and Lenox.

Drink

Sleep

Good hotels in Stockbridge and Lenox.

Stay safe

Get out

Southern Vermont offers similar rural attractions. For a change of pace, Greater Boston is a little over two hours away. If headed there, a stop at Sturbridge to see Sturbridge Village is worthwhile.



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