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Day Trips & Getaways: A Winter Escape to the Berkshires

The Berkshires, in the far southwestern corner of Massachusetts, is best known for Tanglewood and for the lively summer arts and performance season. But go there in winter? Yes, indeed.

What we found in that not-too-far-off corner proved to be a perfect weekend getaway, full of activity, new discoveries, great dining, art, shopping and a bit of skiing. During the summer, and especially when the Boston Symphony decamps to Tanglewood, the Berkshires can be crowded, but in the winter, this is a playground for locals with plenty of places open.

The Berkshires are an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive, mostly on Interstate highways. We arrived in time for lunch at Haven Café & Bakery, on Franklin Street in Lenox, where ingredients are sourced locally; try the Haven Burger or the Haven Reuben. Read more about the Berkshires >>