Things to Do in Berkshires + Western Massachusetts

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An ultra-green picking experience can be had at this intimate orchard in western Massachusetts that has offered PYO only since 2008. Orchardists Jen... Read More

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

Brace Yourself: There are three versions of the Bizarro coaster in the U.S.: one at Darien Lake in New York State, one at Six Flags American in Maryland... Read More

Three times a year, the 18th-century town of Brimfield is overwhelmed by a series of antiques shows set up in humongous open fields for a six-day... Read More

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... Read More

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. Read More

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

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

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

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... Read More

The museum is a village in miniature spread over 13 acres, with 26 buildings dedicated to art, music, dance, film, and theater. The institution can... Read More

The institution is known as a compact bastion of American treasures - Robert Henri's Salome (1909) is housed here. The museum has recently acquired a... Read More

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

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

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

The museum has everything hoop-related. Read More

The gallery features local artists including Linda Post. Read More

Spend a day on the 60-plus rides. Check the website for frequent discounts. Read More

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 building's ... Read More

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

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... Read More

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... Read More

This onetime general store and gas station now sells local edibles—including croissants, pies, and a changing slate of house-made gelatos like... Read More

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