Berkshires, Massachusetts, US

Berkshires, Massachusetts, US


The Berkshires, Massachusetts.

Why now?

is as much a time for a spring cleaning of the soul as it is the
home. If you’re looking to squeeze a relaxing holiday into your
schedule before wedding season begins, The Berkshires are one of
the best places to spend a few days strolling through independent
art galleries before an afternoon snooze in the sun. A collection
of picturesque and wonderfully peaceful villages, this hilly
segment of western Massachusetts is home to a flourishing creative
community, as well as endless options for farm-to-table
and all-natural day spas.

Don’t miss

Art nuts would be remiss not to jump at the opportunity of
attending the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, a vast,
sunshine-filled space brimming with diverse exhibits. When passing
through the quaint town of Stockbridge, be sure to stop by the
Norman Rockwell Museum too. Those looking for a wellness boost
should head to Cranwell Spa in Lenox for a few hours of massages,
swimming and smoothies following a day of hiking in the region’s
mountains. Six Depot Roastery and Café in west Stockbridge is a
favourite for midday fuel – the kale caesar and local pan-seared
tempeh are heavenly.

Who to take with you

A Glastonbury regular in dire need of music and an artsy crowd
in an outdoor setting.

When to go

Summer is a fabulous time of year for music lovers to visit, as
the Tanglewood Music Centre hosts daily concerts as well as a
Festival of Contemporary Music at the end of July.
The area is a fantastic destination year-round however, with apple
picking during the autumn months, easy access to skiing in winter
and idyllic weather for exploring towns come springtime.

Most likely to bump into…

Former New Yorkers who have gone granola
and decided to move out of the city.

Essentials to bring with you

An enormous straw tote to fill to the brim with produce picked
up at local markets.

How to get there

Fly into Boston
Logan International Airport
and rent a car for easy access to
all of the Berkshires’ nooks and crannies.

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