Welcome to the Berkshires
The Berkshires blends the best of the outdoors and culture. It is a popular destination for city-dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to find peace and relaxation in nature. With easy access to New York, Connecticut, and the city of Boston, the Berkshires is in an ideal location for weekends or season-long getaways.
Arts & Theater
Home to world renown performing arts centers and museums, the Berkshires offers a variety of cultural experiences. Find up-and-coming shows and exhibits, get involved in community productions, and enjoy the best of arts and theater in the Berkshires!
- BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP
- WILLIAMSTOWN THEATER FESTIVAL
- THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
- NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
- JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE
- BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
- BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
- SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
- THE MOUNT
- MASS MOCA
- THE CLARK
The Berkshires is well known for its natural landscape, a mix of mountain ranges, hidden bodies of water, and acres of forest. It cherishes and preserves the landscape so you can take it in all year-round. Spend your days outside, whether you are hiking the Appalachian Trail, mountain or road biking, kayaking on one of the area's many lakes and ponds, or simply getting some fresh air and relaxing.
- SKI BUTTERNUT
- BERKSHIRE NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL
- APPALACHIAN TRAIL
- JIMINY PEAK
- KRIPALU CENTER FOR YOGA & HEALTH
- TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS
Where To Stay
There are a variety of bed & breakfasts, hotels, and inns in the Berkshires. Each has its own unique charm and character that reflects the Berkshire lifestyle. You can also find some of the country's best resorts and getaways, that also offer luxury amenities, such as spas, fitness classes, golf courses, and more.
Berkshire residents get to take advantage of some of the area's best outdoor camps for kids. Whether you are a permanent or a seasonal resident, kids can get active, have fun with friends, and make memories during Summer.