Berkshires + Western Massachusetts

Berkshires + Western Massachusetts Travel Guide

This complex has it all—over 50 dealers under a single roof selling everything from antique high chairs to Oriental rugs.

This 37-member consortium of Berkshire-area dealers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York is a go-to source for fine American furniture, Delft earthenware, French finials.

While you’re at the Springfield Museums, stop by this sculpture garden to see the Cat in the Hat; the author was born in town.

This onetime general store and gas station now sells local edibles—including croissants, pies, and a changing slate of house-made gelatos like coconut almond and wild black cherry.

A large majority of the artworks here are gifts of alumnae - many of whom started donating their prized posessions in the early 1900's.

The mountain's peak offers an incredible vista of the Connecticut River snaking through the valley.

Experience the Deerfield River on a white-water rafting or kayaking trip. The outfitter has launch locations a 30-minute drive from South Deerfield.

The new Stone Hill Center was desined by Pritzker-winner Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The original museum is a glowing white-marble temple desined by Daniel Perry in 1955.

An ultra-green picking experience can be had at this intimate orchard in western Massachusetts that has offered PYO only since 2008. Orchardists Jen Williams and Steve Gougeon eschew even the use of broad-spectrum pesticides approved for organic orchards.

The museum has everything hoop-related.

Art and architecture buffs have a new reason to head to the Berkshires this summer: the Stone Hill Center, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando's addition to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

The campus museum boasts 10 galleries dedicated to Asian, Renaissance, and contemporary art.

A collective of 10 of the area's best museums.