The Berkshires Blog

Summer Line Up

Delve into the rich and varied summer activities #intheberkshries this summer.

1. Berkshire Elegant Country Inns

Come and stay in luxury this summer at one of our Berkshire Elegant Country Inns. Choose from one of these 5 inns and be provided with a true Berkshire experience. Each inn has its own character but all of them are set amidst a rural country setting and are the perfect jumping off point to enjoy all the area has to offer from culture to the great outdoors.

 

2. Norman Rockwell Museum

Did you know that the Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art and it is set on 36 scenic acres in the artist’s picturesque hometown of Stockbridge? This summer, discover the rich lineage of American illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell in their Keepers of the Flame exhibit from 6/9-10/28.

 

3. Zoar Outdoor

Are you looking for some wet and wild fun this summer? Then bring the family to Zoar Outdoor where you can try out white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and more for all levels of experience. They even offer on-site camping and lodging for the perfect family getaway. Do not miss their unique 3-hour zipline adventures high above the Deerfield River Valley.

 

4. Camp Half Moon

Come and discover the fun of summer at Camp Half Moon on Lake Buel in the Berkshires, both day and overnight opportunities available. Here your children will make memories while enjoying over 45 elective activities. Whether they want to spend the summer zip lining, swimming or playing soccer all this fun and more can be found at this camp.

 

5. The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

No visit to the Berkshires is complete without a trip to The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. This year they are hosting more literary events than ever before. Visitors can experience the beauty of the property by taking a tour of the house and gardens. New for 2018 enjoy guided bird walks and outdoor yoga, there has never been a better time to visit.

 

6. Five-Star Blantyre

Blantyre, the Berkshires’ legendary resort and estate, welcomes guests at this iconic and historic five-star Relais & Chateaux property on 110 scenic acres. Newly renovated, you can now enjoy the Champagne Salon by Dom Perignon, the new Bistro and Conservatory dining experiences, the Spa by Blantyre, and so much more. An elegant getaway awaits you.

 

7. Berkshires Arts Festival

Creativity comes alive at the Berkshires Arts Festival from 7/6-7/8. Now in its 17th year, this festival will have 200 jury-selected artists & artisans from across the country on site for you to visit. Be sure to enjoy the food and wine offerings and partake in an artist demonstration. This festival is a great way for the whole family to spend a day in the Berkshires.

 

8. An American Craftsman – Lenox

Looking to enjoy some gallery shopping while in the Berkshires? Then be sure to visit the newly opened An American Craftman’s “HANDMADE HOME” gallery in Lenox. Here you will discover beautiful art for every person and every budget with hundreds of pieces from $5 to $5000. You are sure to find something that is just perfect for you to take home.

 

9. Berkshire Theatre Group

Get your tickets now! Berkshire Theatre Group is a center for creative work that enriches, invigorates and transforms. Their 90th Anniversary Season includes: “Church & State,” “Hair,” “Tarzan,” “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” featuring Tony Award-winner, Harriet Harris, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Robert E. Sherwood’s “The Petrified Forest,” and more.

 

10. Aston Magna Music Festival

Performing chamber music on period instruments, Aston Magna Music Festival opens its season in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley on 6/22 with Bach, Handel and Friends, and closes with J.S. Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” on 7/21. This is a great way to enjoy the music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and more! Students and kids are always free.

 

11. Rock On! Young Musicians Workshop

This summer why not give your kids the gift of music? Rock On! offers music workshops for children ages 8-22. During this three-week intensive program they get the opportunity to hone their music skills by studying voice, guitar, bass, drums, keys, winds, brass, songwriting, music production and more, it then culminates in a fantastic student performance.

 

12. Berkshire Summer Camp Association

The best way to explore summer camp in the Berkshires is to visit while camp is in session! Berkshire Summer Camps vary in size, session length, and activity offerings. Every child can find a summer home at a Berkshire camp. Visit our website to explore the many options. Then line up a camp tour to see why so many families return to the Berkshires year after year.

 

13. Ramblewild

Opt outside and discover adventure at Ramblewild. They are the only aerial adventure park in the Berkshires built on over 10 acres of pristine forest, here you’ll utilize ropes, zip lines, suspended bridges, and walkways to embark on an immersive and challenging adventure in the trees. Come as a solo adventurer or with a group for an unforgettable experience.


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