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Nicholas Tuff

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Nicholas Tuff is a white-water kayaker, avid hiker, environmental educator and outdoor enthusiast living in western Massachusetts. He also enjoys the folk traditions of the region in particular the contradancing and shape note singing traditions (yes you can find those here too!). 

Shakespeare and Company has become an icon of Berkshire culture.There's a lot brewing there from new outdoor theaters to new music series. Here's more: more

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Here's an inside look at what is behind the museum in an interview with Jeremy Clowe. more

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Photo: Jacobs Pillow Dance

From Tanglewood to Jacob's Pillow, the Berkshires is home to some of the finest performing artists in the world. This guide looks at the what and where. more

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Schantz Galleries Stockbridge Glass Exhibit

Photo: lisa vollmer

The Berkshires is host to some of the finest galleries of their kind in the Northeast and in some venues, in the world. Here are some must see galleries while you are here. more

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Zoran Orlic

From world-class museums to the more obscure, the Berkshires has a lot for those interested in the visual arts. Here is a sampling of the museums the region has to offer. more

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The Berkshires has a long history for being a center for retreats. Here are some of the top retreat destinations in the region featuring four very different venues. more

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There is a lot of asana yoga to be experienced in the Berkshires. Here are some of our favorite studios. more

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Are you looking for a great spot to camp in the Berkshires? Look no further. more

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Berkshire Fermentation Festival

Berkshire Fermentation Festival

It's all things fermented at this very unique and popular annual Berkshire festival. more

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Tricia McCormack Photography

For those even remotely interested in horticulture, the Berkshire boasts some of New England's finest gardens. more

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Here are some of the most popular historic sites to visit while you are visiting. more

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Explore one distinguishing feature to the Berkshires from other parts of Massachusetts and New England. more

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Finding great activities for the whole family is not hard to do. more

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From dramatic zip lining in to adventure courses in the tree-tops, there is no shortage of aerial adventure in the Berkshires! more

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Finding breathtaking & tranquil waters to canoe and kayak on is easy in the Berkshires. Here are some of our favorite spots. more

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Berkshires lake foliage view

Geoffrey Coelho

The Berkshires is home to many of the state's natural parks and natural areas. Here are some of our favorites to visit for the day. more

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With varied terrain, beautiful scenery and wonderful stables the Berkshires is one of top places to ride in the Northeast. more

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The Berkshires is host to some much celebrated food, music and arts festivals throughout the year. Here is a sampling: more

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Five of the most scenic and enjoyable road-bike rides in the Berkshires. more

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Read on to find out more about road-biking and mountain-biking experiences to be had in the Berkshires from the moderate to the extreme adventurer. more

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  • Indoor Rock Climbing Berkshires

    Indoor Rock Climbing Berkshires

  • berkshire landscape farm

    berkshire landscape farm

  • Horseback riding in the berkshires

  • Berkshires scenic hikes

  • Berkshires Fall Foliage

    Berkshires Fall Foliage

  • Berkshires Foliage

    Berkshires Foliage