The Berkshires

If you’d like to experience the true rural nature of New England with the convenience of a sophisticated community, the Bershires are the place for you.

Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony and presents Pops concerts as well jazz, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. Picnickers are welcome and the atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful.

The world’s largest contemporary arts center, MASS MoCa is set in an historic mill complex in North Adams. And there are two world-class museums over in Williamstown: The Sterling and the Francine Clark Art Institute which boast breathtaking collections of impressionists, masters and sculpture. The theatre scene is lively year-round, but in the summer there are summer stock productions and theatre festivals including a famous Shakespeare festival. In Stockbridge you can visit the largest collection of Norman Rockwell originals in the world. The Shaker Village in Hancock will give you an intimate look at the fascinating lifestyle of this extinct sect.

For a truly relaxing atmosphere in an historic setting with enough attractions and activities to satisfy everyone your party, western Massachusetts offers an in-depth look at life in New England from our earliest days to the present.