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How to Spend a Relaxing, Down-to-Earth Weekend in the Berkshires

Posted on August 09, 2022Written by cathleen

Craving a getaway from the city and a bit of time among trees, I quickly realized the solution was closer to home than I’d expected.Craving a getaway from the city and a bit of time among trees, I quickly realized the solution was closer to home than I’d expected.

Written by Liana Satenstein
for Vogue
August 5, 2022
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Craving a getaway from the city and a bit of time among trees, I quickly realized the solution was closer to home than I’d expected. In July, Amtrak launched the Berkshire Flyer—a train that goes from Penn Station to Pittsfield, a small city and commercial hub, from Friday to Sunday—which has made a weekend trip to the Berkshires all the more accessible. It’s a scenic route that hits stops in the Hudson Valley (Bard College students included), eventually reaching Albany-Rensselaer, and finally Pittsfield. From there, a local bus will take you the 15-minute journey to the town of Lenox—which I found to be the ideal place for a weekend of respite.

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