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Interesting things to do fill your trip to the Berkshires, Pioneer & Mohawk valleys

This historic region offers a wealth of memorable events and activities framed by breathtaking natural beauty. The Berkshires feature year-round culture, recreation, and adventure in quaint towns like Stockbridge, Lenox, and Williamstown, while North Adams has the fabulous Museum of Contemporary Art. There is no shortage of places to stay , shop, and dine. Great ziplines and canopy tours are here; for all-day fun, visit Look Park with a zoo, lake, water spray park, 18 holes of miniature golf and six tennis courts. In winter, family-friendly skiing and other snow sports are just a short walk uphill.
Canyon Ranch at Night - The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts
Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts

Recharge in the Berkshires This Winter

Take the time to pamper yourself and come recharge in the blissful Berkshires. Book a weekend retreat on your own, with a friend, or a romantic plus one. During your stay, you’ll enjoy our dynamic culture and arts scene, mouthwatering meals, and heart-stopping views from snowy peaks - it’s the ideal winter escape. Tackle a steep trail on skis or trek the frosty wilderness on snowshoes. Dine at a delicious restaurant, then see a live show over locally-crafted spirits. Looking to unwind? Cozy up by the fire in one of our many charming inns or hip hotels. Whether you choose to spend your time indoors or out, the Berkshires is a welcome respite in the winter, located less than three hours from New York City and Boston. To learn more click our listing link or search “Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts” on Facebook.
King Room - Ponds at Foxhollow - Lenox, MA
Ponds at Foxhollow

Route 7 Lenox, MA, 01240 Phone: 413-637-1469

On-site and off, lots to see and do when you stay at this resort in the Berkshires

On and off the sprawling 223-acre estate, there are plenty of fun activities when you stay at The Ponds at Foxhollow. In addition to indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub and sauna, the resort with one- and two-bedrooms condos also features a fitness center, library, tennis and basketball courts, a putting green, shuffleboard and bocce courts and a playground. Take advantage of the resort’s rowboats, canoes and bicycles. There’s lots of room for walking, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Explore the Berkshire region’s beautiful parks, waterfalls, lakes and ponds as well as world-class theater, art museums and, at Tanglewood, exceptional concerts. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton’s magnificent mansion, The Mount – and the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, all just a short drive away.
Montague Book Mill - Great Things To Do in Massachusetts
Books, Soft Chairs, and a River View

We love the cheeky slogan of Montague Bookmill: “Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.” Housed in an Industrial Revolution-era gristmill aside the Sawmill River at 440 Greenfield Road in Montague, The Montague Bookmill is a cozy melding of old-fashioned bookstore and the most comfortable living room you've ever known. The collection includes thousands of books on every imaginable subject, many with deeply slashed prices. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Number of visitors at one time and duration of visits is limited during the pandemic.
Campo de Fiori - Sheffield, MA
A Garden Shop Like a Roman Piazza

Campo De Fiori, meaning “field of flowers,” is a perfectly delightful garden shop at 1815 North Main Street in Sheffield. The phrase garden shop only begins to touch on the charms of this space, filled (but not crammed) with plants, succulents, and garden-related pots and accents like terracotta planters, carved stone, forged iron, cast bronze, distinctive lighting and zinc. Campo de’ Fiori designs and manufactures all of the items, made by the hands of skilled artisans. The shop’s name comes from a piazza in Rome where the owner’s mother used to buy fresh flowers and vegetables, and the atmosphere is distinctly Mediterranean. Perfect place to shop for gifts for any garden-loving person. Open daily.
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Old Sturbridge Village - More than a Museum!
Storrowton Village Museum - West Springfield, MA
Kids Love to Explore ‘the Olden Days’

Tucked away in a shaded area of Eastern States Exposition, Storrowton Village Museum, at 1305 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield is a permanent reminder of New England life in bygone days. The Village is an authentic, recreated village of nine 18th- and 19th-century buildings from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, assembled around a traditional town green. A tour of Storrowton offers an intimate look at Early American living with all the ingredients for a meaningful historic experience. Storytelling and activity programs run throughout the year.
Old Deerfield Spring Sampler Craft Fair - West Springfield, MA
Old Deerfield Spring Sampler Craft Fair 2023

ESE's Young Building - 875 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA, 01089 Phone: 413-774-7476

March 4-5, 2023

Save the date for Old Deerfield's Spring Sampler Craft Show! You'll find the perfect gift among the wares of over 100 artisan craftmakers and artists on display. There will also be a selection of craft foods, and a family craft table for the kids to enjoy and learn what crafting is all about. Don't forget to sign up at the info booth for a chance to win donated craft items, gift certificates or tickets to the Holiday Craft Show!
Pittsfield MA Picture Frame Store
Pittsfield Hops with Shopping and Browsing Fun

Pittsfield is a lively town centrally located between other stars of the Berkshires, like Stockbridge, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams. The downtown is a fun place for dining, browsing and shopping. If you need a gift, the options here are delightful: Circa, is a place to fine mid-century antiques, and a selection of vintage clothing and jewelry. Paul Rich and Sons Home Furnishings has made a name for itself selling high-quality furniture. Museum Facsimiles Outlet Store is a fun and unique place to find fine picture frames, framed mirrors, hand printed letterpress and silkscreen greeting cards, all at wholesale pricing.Everything is made here, not imported! Custom framing.
Housatonic Riverwalk - Great Barrington, MA
Riverwalk Is an Urban Treat

Downtown Great Barrington is known for its many boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, and gourmet restaurants. A shopping or dining stroll in the downtown should include a visit to the adjacent Housatonic Riverwalk. The paved path that ambles alongside this busy Berkshires waterway is an all-volunteer restoration project of the Great Barrington Land Conservancy. After your riverside stroll, take in some evening entertainment in Great Barrington at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the Triplex movie theater, or the town bandstand, site of free concerts.