Wahconah Falls Road Dalton, MA 1226 +1 413 442 8992
Wahconah Falls State Park is a beautiful park located in the Berkshire town of Dalton. Visitors can relax besides some of the lovely waterfalls or go fishing in one of the many ponds. Pets are permitted provided your furry friend is on a leash. The hiking trails are of moderate difficulty amongst the conifer trees.
101 Dan Fox Drive Pittsfield, MA 01201 +1 413 684 3050
Bousquet Ski Area & Family Fun Center is a regional amusement and recreation facility for all seasons. Come to use the water slide, summer camp, go-karts, pool, rock climbing and chairlifts in the summer, while in the winter you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding or snowtubing. You can also have your next banquet, birthday party or event catered.
Bring your bicycles, sneakers, or any non-motorized equipment for a run, walk or jog past falling leaves on the five-mile Ashuwillticook Bike Trail. The paved trail is a 10-foot wide, off-road trail on an old rail bed that runs over 11 miles. Entrance to the trail is on Farnums Road, or at the southern entrance to the Berkshire Mall on Route 8, Pittsfield/Lanesborough line. The trail runs through Cheshire, and is open year-round for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skate skiing and adaptive ski programs. Free admission.
The fall landscape that surrounds Ioka Valley Farm is a patchwork of green hills and golden hay, framed by the contrasting Berkshire and Taconic Hills. Its name says it all; Ioka is Indian for "beautiful." Activities and special events are scheduled all year; a big draw are the festivities in the fall that include hayrides on the Giant Pumpkin Wagon, sing-a-longs, pumpkin carving, a spooky Hay Tunnel, a variety of farm-made goodies to snack on and more! Activities are free, but bring cash to satisfy your appetite.
780 Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 01201 +1 413 442 1793
The Berkshire County Historical Society's archives and library are in a 20th-century addition of the Herman Melville estate. An array of educational programming such as free monthly lectures in the Arrowhead Barn Visitors Center, artifacts on Berkshire families, a birthday party for Herman Melville, and an August Monument Mountain climb commemorating the famous meeting of Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are only a few of the monthly activities.
Various Venues Pittsfield, MA 01202 +1 413 499 0258
The Berkshire Lyric Theatre performs at venues across the Berkshires. Founded in 1963 by director Robert Blakefield, a former New York voice teacher and Broadway choral director, the Lyric Theatre provides choral training and performance opportunities for emerging talent, and establishes scholarships for students of instrumental and vocal music.
39 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 +1 413 443 7171
A life-size stegosaurus named Wally greets you at the Berkshire Museum, home to an aquarium, fine art gallery (paintings and sculptures from around the world) and natural history museum. Exhibits focus on regional history and science, especially making featured displays accessible to children. The 1903 museum was founded by Zenas Crane, grandson of the founder of Crane & Company. It is a popular place for weekend outings with families.
1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA 01202 +1 413 443 0188
The western Berkshires region is known as "Shaker Country." This village, composed of 20 historic buildings and galleries, is open daily for self-guided and staff-guided tours. Explore the Round Stone Barn, farm, and water-powered machine shop in what was an active Shaker community up until 1960. There are loads of events for the whole family to enjoy at the Hancock Shaker Village, so expect great seasonal activities no matter when you visit.
1000 Northampton Street Holyoke, MA 01040 +1 413 586 8686
Mountain Park boasts of being "New England's Finest Amphitheater" with several recreational activities and cultural events. Located on Mount Tom, the place was formerly built as a trolley park by the Holyoke Street Railway Company. The park underwent many setbacks with changes in ownerships and was eventually shut; however in 2009, it was rebuilt and revived and today is a hub for a number of concerts, entertainment shows and family outings. Popular bands and artistes have laid down memorable performances here. Check the website for more.
444 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040 +1 413 536 0926
Located in the birthplace of volleyball, Holyoke, the Volleyball Hall of Fame stands as a "living memorial" to the sport of volleyball and those players, coaches and other people who have truly excelled at the highest level in this sport. Since 1985 the hall of fame has inducted over 50 members and enjoys sponsorships from such organizations as USA Volleyball, the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation, and the Japanese Volleyball Association.
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