“If you’ve never sniffed the mountain air — or heard the door of a centuries-old Colonial home creak — in the Berkshires, then you are, without a doubt, missing out on something magical. This western region of Massachusetts abounds with historic charm and wholesome outdoor activities, and there’s one land conservation organization that offers both by the bundle.
The Trustees, short for the Trustees of Reservations, conserves more than 100 properties, from tracts of land to historical homes, across Massachusetts. Founded in 1891 by landscape architect Charles Eliot, the nonprofit also offers endless opportunities for exploration. To me, it lies at the intersection of adventure and architecture, hikes and houses. Nowhere is this more true than at the Trustees’ properties in Western Mass. From heart-pumping trails to stunning design, the place has all the trappings of a classically New England autumn adventure.”
Hikes and Historic Homes Go Hand-in-hand in This Gorgeous Corner of New England was published on September 27, 2019 on Travel + Leisure. Get all of the hikes and historic homes by clicking the link above!