Edith Wharton Estate The Mount musuem, large, white two-story home

Explore The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Historic Estate in the Berkshires

Come explore The Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic estate in the Berkshires. This impressive estate is located on a bluff overlooking Laurel Lake in Lenox, Massachusetts. Its pastoral location inspired a decade of prolific writing by the author, along with her vision for the elegant gardens that surround the property. The historic significance and shear beauty…

Exterior view of Hancock Shaker Village, an historic living museum surrounded by acres of lush landscaping

Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires MA: A Living History Museum

Once a thriving utopian community, the Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires, MA, remains a vibrant living history museum. The Shakers, known for their religious practice of jubilant singing and dancing, found a home in the peaceful hills and valleys of the Berkshires beginning in 1783. Though no Shakers currently live at the Hancock Shaker…

A lady's arm reaching up to pick red apples from an apple tree during the fall.

Fall Festivals in the Berkshires this Year

The Berkshires host their fair share of festivals throughout the year. Dance, theater, arts, opera, and more each have their spot in the limelight at some point on the calendar. But when fall comes to the Berkshires, and a riot of color paints the landscape, every day becomes festive. Keep reading to learn more about…

Aerial view of the Berkshires hills in beautiful shades of green, gold, orange and red during the fall.

Best Spots for Fall Foliage in the Berkshires

Summer may be winding down, and the lazy, hazy, crazy days of August are numbered. But even as we say goodbye to sum…sum…summertime, the anticipation of the bounty of the season that follows fills us with hope. We are positioned in one of the most beautiful areas of New England: the Berkshires, home to some…

Lush green forest of trees in the Berkshires of Western MA.

5 Must-See State Forests in Massachusetts

The Berkshires of western Massachusetts is a thriving cultural destination. Home to Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, and a plethora of other dance, theater, and arts venues, the region earned its reputation as a world-class home for artistic pursuits. However, beyond the lovely towns and villages, performing arts centers, and outstanding museums lies a world of natural…

Rows of red velvet seats facing a large theater screen

Berkshire International Film Festival Returns for 2021

The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) returns for 2021 – music to the ears of many local film fans. However, the festival will take place in September this year, rather than June. September 9-13, 2021 offers an extra day to the normally weekend-long event. In addition to the extra day, venues will expand to include…

Overview of Stockbridge MA with rolling green hills and trees

Explore Historic Stockbridge MA

“The temperature’s rising; it isn’t surprising. We’re having a heat wave.” Or so the song goes. But when the mercury climbs, we dream of cool mountain air and the welcoming shade of an ancient elm. All of which can be found when you explore historic Stockbridge, MA. Picture historic cottages enveloped by ornate gardens with…

Twin waterfalls cascading down a granite rock face in the Berkshires of MA

Bash Bish Falls: A Must-Do Hike in the Berkshires

A hike through the forest to see thundering falls cascading down a granite rock face into a deep emerald pool is simply heavenly on a hot summer day. However, it’s equally enticing on a cool and crisp fall afternoon when foliage is at its peak in the mountains of the Berkshires. Two Routes to Bash…