Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in The Berkshires

Bash Bish Falls

In the very southwest corner of the state, near the New York state line, is Bash Bish Falls, the largest waterfall in Massachusetts. The water feeding the falls runs down a series of gorges before the torrent is sli…
Top Choice Museum in Williamstown

Clark Art Institute

Even if you're not an avid art lover, don't miss this gem, set on 140 gorgeous acres of expansive lawns, flower-filled meadows and rolling hills. The building – with its triple-tiered reflecting pool – is a stunner.…
Museum in North Adams

MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA sprawls over 13 acres of downtown North Adams – one-third of the entire business district. After the Sprague Electric Company closed in 1985, some $31 million was spent to modernize the property into 'the …
Museum in Pittsfield

Hancock Shaker Village

This evocative museum illustrates the lives of the religious sect that founded the village in 1783. The Shakers believed in communal ownership, the sanctity of work and celibacy, the latter of which proved to be the…
Museum in Stockbridge

Chesterwood

This pastoral 122-acre plot was 'heaven' to its owner Daniel Chester French (1850–1931), the sculptor best known for his great seated statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. French's mor…
Museum in The Berkshires

Crane Museum of Papermaking

Since 1879 every single American bill has been printed on paper made by the Crane Company, based in the small mill town of Dalton. The Crane Museum of Papermaking, housed in the original stone mill room built in 184…
Museum in Stockbridge

Norman Rockwell Museum

Born in New York City, Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) sold his first magazine cover illustration to the Saturday Evening Post in 1916. In the following half-century he did another 321 covers for the Post, as well as il…
Museum in Williamstown

Williams College Museum of Art

This sister museum of the Clark Art Institute graces the center of town and has an incredible (free!) collection of its own. Around half of its 13,000 pieces comprise the American Collection, with substantial works …
Historic Site in Stockbridge

Naumkeag

Designed by the renowned architect Stanford White in 1885, this 44-room Gilded Age 'cottage' was the summer retreat of Joseph Hodges Choate, a former US ambassador to England. The estate retains so much of its origi…
Forest in Lee

October Mountain State Forest

Most out-of-towners head to Mt Greylock, and thus leave October Mountain State Forest to the locals. This 16,500-acre state park is the largest tract of green space in Massachusetts, and it's rife with opportunities…