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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 Housatonic River Walk

The Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington is one of Berkshire County's quintessential natural landmarks.  A National Recreation Trail, the Housatonic River Walk is a scenic greenway trail along the Housatonic River in the downtown area of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. With citizen volunteers working to reclaim the beauty of the river and revitalize the riverbank, the River Walk is a ½-mile walking and hiking trail  that follows the river’s west bank through the heart of Great Barrington.

More than 2,300 volunteers removed tons of rubble and debris to transform the neglected riverbank into a riverside greenway and preserve the native ecology. Along the Great Barrington Housatonic River Walk, you will discover beautiful native plants, shrubs and trees. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon at DUBOIS RIVER GARDEN  PARK with lovely native plantings, a rain garden, outdoor exhibits and a stone sitting area.  Walk over to the  new William Stanley Overlook, with a special native garden, interpretive signage and observation platform with great views of the Housatonic River.