The Berkshires, a region of western Massachusetts comprised of 30 towns and two cities, sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, according to Lindsey Schmid, director of marketing for 1Berkshire, the regional tourism council for the area.
Up to 80 percent of the land in the Berkshires is undeveloped, Schmid said, which means there’s plenty of nature to explore by hiking, camping, skiing, kayaking, and zip lining.
“There’s just something about when you come here, there’s an expansive feeling,” Schmid said.
The area is rich in cultural offerings, as well. You can hop between towns to experience shopping, farm-to-table restaurants, world-class museums, and music festivals. Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, draws more than 300,000 people each season.
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