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.

Spend an afternoon wandering the gleaming corridors of these four museums dedicated to science, history, and art. Admission is just $12.50.

Four centuries of American life gather under one roof in a retired buggy whip factory in Southfield, which now rounds up some 35 antique sellers. Finds range from Art Deco bookends to 19th-century trunks.

The concrete box, designed by architects Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo in 1975, contains a concert hall and a little-known contemporary art gallery.

The gallery features local artists including Linda Post.

Opens late September.

Head north to Turners Falls and bike the four-mile Canalside Rail Trail over the Connecticut River.

Head west along the Mass Pike toward Hancock Shaker Village, the Shaker Museum & Library in Old Chatham, and what is left of the buildings that once made up Mount Lebanon.

At the entrance satnad Eyes (2001), massive gray marble slabs with round, watchful eyes perched on top, by phenomenal Paris-born sculptor Louise Bourgeois.

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.