Despite the prevailing conditions in the country, the Berkshires are still beautiful, and Autumn weather is just the right amount of chilly for taking the air, spending some time outdoors and enjoying the fruits of Fall, in all their forms. We present the top 5 things to do in the Berkshires in November.
Sip your way down the 2020 CiderDays Cider Trail
The Cider Trail is going to be hopping on CiderDays weekend, November 6-8, 2020. Sixteen distilleries and cideries are taking part in the Berkshires and Franklin County. Participating venues will be offering special ciders and blends for the weekend, along with fruits, donuts, cheeses and more. Find a Trail Map and the times each venue is open available at the CiderDays website.
Lose Yourself in a Corn Maze
Don’t worry, these aren’t the scary ones from the movies! Mike’s Maze promises that their mazes and hayrides are NOT haunted, but no guarantees on the Zombie paintball! Mike’s Maze has been called “Best Corn Maze in the U.S.” by Yahoo News, “Most Elaborate Corn Maze in America” by Wired and “Number 1 Western Mass Fall Bucket List” by MassLive. This year’s timely theme is VOTE. The maze is open until November 1, 2020, and tickets must be purchased prior to arrival.
Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm, 23 S Main St., Sunderland, MA 01375 (413) 665-8331, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit a Farm Stand
Even in November it’s not too late to visit our many wonderful farms for fresh produce, jams, jellies, butters, Maple syrup, and more, because your purchases help support small businesses that have been affected by the ever-changing state restrictions, and you get the most delicious treats to take home! Check Berkshire Grown’s website for a list of local farm stores that are currently open for business.
We Love You, But Go Take a Hike!
The Berkshires have always been known for our outstanding views, and the best way to enjoy the beauty around you is to traverse some of the best Fall hiking trails. Hoosac Range Trailhead in North Adams, MA,has two trails, a 1.6 and a 6 mile, rated as a “2”, which means it’s fairly easy with some glorious outlooks and hiker-friendly stone steps. Olivia’s Overlook at Yokun Ridge Reserve in Stockbridge is an easy 1.5 mile round-trip through ancient forest with views of Monument Mountain, charcoal pits and the Tri-town Monument. Also at Yokun Ridge is Brothers Trail, in Lenox. This is a higher-difficulty, 4-mile trail which features Monks Pond, Shadow Brook, views across Lenox Mountain and the town reservoirs. It’s a great one for bird-watchers, too. Click the name of each trail for trail maps and directions.
Relax at Devonfield Inn
We are slightly biased, but we think a getaway to our inn is one of the very best things to do in the Berkshires in November! Choose from one of our rooms or suites (or even our private cottage), and look forward to gracious hospitality, modern amenities and a delicious country breakfast each morning of your stay. Depending on which room your choose, you may enjoy wood-burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. All of our rooms have private bathrooms, A/C, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, luxury linens, chocolates and bottled water. Take some time for yourself before the holiday frenzy begins and book a stay with Devonfield Inn.
We recommend checking with all venues before heading out, due to changing state restrictions.