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Things to do in the Berkshires

Visitors to the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts will never be at a loss for things to do. Discover a wealth of wonderful attractions that will delight young and old alike. Wintertime means great skiing at such family-friendly destinations as Catamount Ski Area and Ski Butternut. Summer brings out music lovers who flock to Tanglewood for memorable outdoor concerts. Anytime of year is perfect to visit Hancock Shaker Village, a beautifully restored and authentic-looking Shaker village.

Great Barrington Family Spring Activities

Named by the Smithsonian Magazine as No.1 Among Small Towns in the US, Great Barrington,Massachusetts, is a charming and beautiful community where families enjoy springtime fun and adventure. With its rich history and natural beauty, Great Barrington offers exciting family activities and fun things to do – from hiking the Appalachian Trail to the Housatonic River Walk to the Berkshire Botanical Gardens.

As the springtime weather gets warmer, Great Barrington offers a breathtaking landscape of mountains, lakes, streams, and forests to explore. For outdoor adventure, discover Taconic State Park and Bash Bish Falls State Park and hike to one of the highest and most dramatic waterfalls in the Berkshires. Experience a high-flying aerial adventure at Catamount Adventure Park, a 10-acre wooded park with a challenging ropes course and zip lines that soar you though the forest, hiking and mountain biking trails and a fishing pond.

Great Barrington also offers dynamic cultural experiences, including Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Norman Rockwell Museum and Blue Rider Stables, where you can enjoy horseback riding in the scenic countryside. Families love Hancock Shaker Village, a living museum with historic Shaker buildings, farm animals, beautiful gardens, and hiking trails. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the family at Lake Mansfield, a beautiful spot with a swimming area, a sand beach, a playground, and a picnic area.

So if you’re looking for unforgettable family experiences, Great Barrington is full of surprises and memories of a lifetime.


Great Barrington, Massachusetts Meeting Space

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Wedding Venues in the Berkshires

Create a magnificent wedding day by taking your vows at one of several idyllic wedding venues in the Berkshires, including Crissy Farms, Gedney Farm, Ski Butternut, and Catamount Ski Area.


Berkshire Museums in Chesterwood & Stockbridge

Delight in a wide range of Berkshire museums. Explore the works of Norman Rockwell at the museum that bears his name and visit the homes turned museums of author Edith Wharton and Lincoln Memorial sculptor Daniel Chester French.


Berkshire Shopping in Great Barrington & Stockbridge

A bevy of shopping opportunities are ever-present in the Berkshires. From Prime Outlets Lee to the antique stores of downtown Great Barrington to the unique shops of Main Street in the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge, there is plenty to browse and buy.


Massachusetts Ski Resorts & Mountains

Exceptional skiing in Massachusetts awaits skiers of all abilities. Two of the most popular ski resorts can be found in the Berkshire Mountains at Ski Butternut and the Catamount Ski Area.


Berkshire Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Outdoor enthusiasts will be most enthusiastic about the Berkshires. Great hiking and fishing abound along with such popular outdoor attractions as Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Botanical Garden, and Lime Rock Park Raceway.


Events in the Berkshires

There is no shortage of cultural events in the Berkshires to take advantage of. Enjoy everything from concerts at Club Helsinki to plays at the Barrington Theatre Company to a myriad of music, stage, and film presentations at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.