Best of the Berkshires

      The Berkshires are a range of the Appalachians which occupy western Massachusetts. As mountains go, they are puny, but for a state like Massachusetts, they seem significant. The area has long been a summer refuge for vacationers from nearby New York and from New England. Thus, there have been established a number of noteworthy tourist attractions here.

     One of the main draws in the summer are the concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra which take place at Tanglewood, on the border of Lenox and Stockbridge.

   Downtown Stockbridge is a charming place to stroll.
    The major north-south route through the Berkshires is Rte 7. One of the main attractions along the road is the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Norman Rockwell Museum

        We often do a road trip during the foliage season, frequently incorporating the Mohawk Trail, Route 2. One of our favorite stops along this road, especially in fall, is Shelburne Falls, which features the Bridge of Flowers.

Bridge of Flowers


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