The Berkshires Trip Planner
Welcome to The Berkshires!
Rivers, lakes and hills abound in this region that borders New York State. The Berkshire Hills, or simply The Berkshires, is an idyllic destination with dozens of unique townships and recreation areas. Williamstown—a terminus for the scenic Mohawk Trail—proudly bears the nickname Village Beautiful. Stockbridge was the scene for many Norman Rockwell paintings, and the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge is dedicated to this famous artist. Every summer the trendy town of Lenox comes alive with the sounds of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which performs its summer series at Tanglewood. Herman Melville, the celebrated author of Moby Dick, once made Pittsfield his home and tours of his historic mansion are offered. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy skiing at one of the several hills found throughout the are, including Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. The famed Appalachian Trail—the longest continuous mountain trail in the United States—also extends through The Berkshires, drawing hikers wishing to challenge their physical endurance.