Berkshires, MA, Guide and Information
Welcome to Berkshires
The Berkshires of western Massachusetts are the gateway to the countryside. Easy to access from the major cities on the Eastern Seaboard, the Berkshires offer bucolic countryside with a bustling cultural scene. From the natural environs of Berkshire Botanical Gardens to the cultural ambience of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Theater Festival, the Berkshires offer a taste of the countryside with a strong dash of cultural flavor.
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Explore in Berkshires, MA
How do you begin to encapsulate a jumble of charming towns, one city and a host of iconic sites located within one large geographic area? Let’s try. First of all, know that The Berkshires refers to the part of western Massachusetts situated at the tail end of Vermont’s Green Mountains. So The Berkshires refers to both a region and the mountains. (They’re actually more like rolling blue-green hills with Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts at just under four thousand feet, as its pinnacle.)
Whenever there’s a place where the well-to-do have vacationed for years, you can bet there’s a vibrant cultural scene. In The Berkshires, it explodes.
Whether it be the visual or performing arts, there’s enough to keep you going here for weeks. And that’s not just the case in the summer, since many of the arts centers remain open year-round.