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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.

Bidwell House Museum

Tour an authentic Colonial home in Western Massachusetts, just minutes from the cultural energy of Great Barrington. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, the historic Bidwell House Museum is an elegant Georgian saltbox home and a New England landmark that illuminates Colonial and early American life in Western Massachusetts.

Built in 1780, Bidwell House Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the authentically restored house, beautiful landscaped grounds and the collections that inspire us to look back and honor our rich American heritage.

Surrounded by 192 acres of beautiful fields, gardens, hiking trails, and stone walls, the Bidwell House Museum is filled with antiques and artifacts that tell the story of the early settlement of the Berkshires. Tour the museum and see 18th century furnishings and china and an early farm and garden tools exhibit.

Kids will love exploring the woodlands laced with hiking trails and footpaths leading to historic landmarks. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon strolling through the flower gardens brimming with perennial beds or enjoy a quiet lunch on the picnic tables.

Take the family on a historic adventure in the Berkshires, where they can learn about the history and beauty of this inspiring destination. The Bidwell House Museum offers guided house and gardens tours on the hour. The museum is open Thursday through Monday from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. For museum and tour details, visit


10th Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival

May 4 – 5, 2013

Experience the natural beauty and bounty of the Berkshires of Massachusetts at the annual Sheep to Shawl Festival. Celebrating its 10th year of farm life in Great Barrington, this fun family event features sheep shearing, herding, spinning and weaving demos that teach kids about rural life in the beautiful Berkshires.  Meet farm animals and shop for farm-fresh produce and vegetables, as well as one-of-a-kind crafts from local artisans.

Held at the Sheep Hill Headquarters in Great Barrington, the 10th Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival also features workshops on rural lifestyle skills – from raising hens tobeekeeping. You will also understand the importance of eating local, fresh, seasonal foods grown in this bucolic countryside. The events happen on Saturday from 11 am to 3pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4pm. Go explore the natural side of the Berkshire Hills.

For more information on the 10th Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival and how you can support local farms, go to