Berkshire Life

The Berkshires has so much to offer, rich in culture, nature and recreation. Come explore the place that waits for you!

Nature & Recreation:

State Forests

Berkshires

The Massachusetts state parks system features locations for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to camp under the stars, hike a mountain, or fish for trout, there’s something for you and the Berkshires is home to 15 of them!

Ramblewild

Lanesborough - $69 a ticket

Ramblewild is Feronia Forests’ first tree-to-tree adventure destination. Aerial parks are a new outdoor activity in and amongst the trees that offer excitement, challenge, and personal growth fro families and adventurists of all kinds.

Zoar Outdoors

Charlemont - $40 to $120 a ticket

Since 1989, Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water rafting trips, kayaking clinics, zip line canopy tours, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and kayak rentals for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts.

Shopping:

The Bookloft

Great Barrington

The Bookloft is a bookstore in south county that brings your great book and learning opportunities. They also have an online store to order books or get e-books.

Lee Premium Outlets

Lee

Lee Premium Outlets, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. There are 17 different premium outlet stores on their campus.

Where'd You Get That!?

Williamstown

Where’d You Get That!?, Inc. is a quirky store that specializes in bringing you cool and unique items. Perfect for gifts or to discover your new favorite gadget, they have plenty of variety.

Arts:

Jacob's Pillow

Becket - free to $75 a ticket

Jacob’s Pillow is a dance center, school and performance space in the Berkshires. The organization is known for the oldest internationally acclaimed summer dance festival in the United States.

Beacon Cinema

Pittsfield - $7 a ticket

The Beacon is an independent movie theater with stadium seating screens. They show the newest movies and independent films.

Theater Festival

Williamstown - free to $75 a ticket

Since 1955, Williamstown Theater Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors.

Museums:

Clark Art Institute

Williamstown - free (w/ student ID)

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, commonly referred to as the Clark, is an art museum and research institution.

MASS MoCA

North Adams - $12 (w/ student ID) (MCLA & Williams students - Free)

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum in a converted factory building complex. It is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual art and performing arts in the United States.

Hancock Shaker

Pittsfield - $20

A living Shaker history museum with restored buildings, crafts, & activities plus a cafe & shop.