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…

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…

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…

Exterior view of Norman Rockwell Museum, white building with gabled roofs, cupolas, and expansive green lawn

7 Reasons to Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum

When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In light of this fact, which artist was able to captivate the hearts of millions of people with his art? Norman Rockwell. His charming and often funny scenes portraying American life had enormous appeal for countless millions and would come to have…

Row of musicians playing stringed instruments

The Arts Return to the Berkshires

Isn’t it thrilling when flowers start popping up in springtime? And as we move toward summer, it’s wonderful to see bare tree limbs sprout new leaves and flowers. It’s the normal cycle of life, going from dormancy to full life. Something similar is happening right here as the arts return to the Berkshires for the…