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Berkshires Guidebook

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Berkshires Guidebook

Outdoor sports
More than just a winter destination, Jiminy Peak has activities around the calendar. We love how they find different ways to use the mountain throughout the year, like mountain biking in the summer and spooky chair lift rides at Halloween.
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Jiminy Peak
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More than just a winter destination, Jiminy Peak has activities around the calendar. We love how they find different ways to use the mountain throughout the year, like mountain biking in the summer and spooky chair lift rides at Halloween.
Aerial adventure park with something for everyone (ages 7 and up), including different courses for different levels of interest and ability.
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Ramblewild Adventure Park
110 Brodie Mountain Road
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Aerial adventure park with something for everyone (ages 7 and up), including different courses for different levels of interest and ability.
Historical interest
There is so much to do at Hancock Shaker Village, including the museum, concerts, farm-to-table food events, workshops, and more. Open from mid-April through late December.
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Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street
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There is so much to do at Hancock Shaker Village, including the museum, concerts, farm-to-table food events, workshops, and more. Open from mid-April through late December.
Concert venue
World famous concert venue, featuring performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and internationally known artists. Season is mid-June through the end of August.
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Tanglewood
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World famous concert venue, featuring performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and internationally known artists. Season is mid-June through the end of August.
Museum
What's amazing about the Berkshire Museum is the incredibly number of subjects covered, including art, science, and history.
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Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
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What's amazing about the Berkshire Museum is the incredibly number of subjects covered, including art, science, and history.
Works by internationally known artists found in a beautiful spot within a charming town. Perfect for a visit at any time, though families particularly love "First Sundays Free: Hands-On."
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
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Works by internationally known artists found in a beautiful spot within a charming town. Perfect for a visit at any time, though families particularly love "First Sundays Free: Hands-On."
Not only does the museum house the largest collection of Rockwell works in the world, the grounds are beautiful and open to all.
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
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Not only does the museum house the largest collection of Rockwell works in the world, the grounds are beautiful and open to all.
This contemporary art museum also offers hands-on workshops for kids and well-respected food options, like the on-site brewery.
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MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
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This contemporary art museum also offers hands-on workshops for kids and well-respected food options, like the on-site brewery.
Sightseeing
In addition to the seasonally-open museum (end of May through start of September), the railway offers 10-mile scenic rail trips throughout the year.
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
10 Willow Creek Road
In addition to the seasonally-open museum (end of May through start of September), the railway offers 10-mile scenic rail trips throughout the year.
This rail trail is a local favorite for runners, bikers, walkers, skaters, and anyone else who enjoys time outdoors. The 11-mile trail is flat, accessible, and beautifully maintained.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
This rail trail is a local favorite for runners, bikers, walkers, skaters, and anyone else who enjoys time outdoors. The 11-mile trail is flat, accessible, and beautifully maintained.
Neighborhoods
This is our favorite place to stop for food when traveling to our home from either the Taconic or NYS Thruway. Favorite spots include Main St Goodness (home of PieconicNY), Our Daily Bread, and Bimi's Cheese Shop.
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Chatham
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This is our favorite place to stop for food when traveling to our home from either the Taconic or NYS Thruway. Favorite spots include Main St Goodness (home of PieconicNY), Our Daily Bread, and Bimi's Cheese Shop.
Food scene
Local fave for breakfast and lunch. The small selection of market goods include many locally-produced items. Awesome pancakes (both traditional and gluten free!).
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Blueberry Hill Market Cafe
515 U.S. 20
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Local fave for breakfast and lunch. The small selection of market goods include many locally-produced items. Awesome pancakes (both traditional and gluten free!).
This non-pretentious, non-fancy family restaurant is sometimes exactly the comfort food you need, especially after an exhausting day on the slopes. Our family loves the homey Italian entrees, the pizza, and the huge gluten free menu.
Zucco's Family Restaurant
451 Dalton Ave
This non-pretentious, non-fancy family restaurant is sometimes exactly the comfort food you need, especially after an exhausting day on the slopes. Our family loves the homey Italian entrees, the pizza, and the huge gluten free menu.