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The Berkshires is nestled within the rolling Appalachian mountains and is neighbor to New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, resulting in breathtaking, four-season scenery.

A Sampling of the Seasons


With buttery sunshine beckoning the winter-weary into the outdoors to rediscover our abundance of natural beauty, spring is a glorious season in the Berkshires. Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Learn to fly fish in a tumbling stream. Visit the tulip festival at Naumkeag. Or play with the baby animals at Hancock Shaker Village.

In this season of renewal and rejuvenation, many opt for a spa visit or restful, healing retreat. The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a leader in yoga training, offering programs for beginners and novices as well as advanced practitioners. Rejuvenate at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, where an array of health and wellness programs is offered in the elegant Bellefontaine Mansion.

Photo: Daffodil and Tulip Festival at Naumkeag

Visiting in the Spring

A Sampling of the Seasons


Summer in the Berkshires means lush emerald lawns, exuberant hydrangea blossoms, humming bumblebees in a meadow of wildflowers, and the cooling lap of the waves on the shores of a shimmering lake.

For many, summer in the Berkshires translates to an intoxicating and satisfying series of exceptional cultural and arts experiences, from museums and galleries to world-class performances in theater, music, and dance. Check out Tanglewood, MASS MoCA, the Clark, and more. Also well known for its outdoor recreation, the Berkshires truly offer something for every member of your family, from horseback riding, zip lining, aerial adventure parks, and picnics on manicured lawns of historic homes, like The Mount.

Photo: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Visiting in the Summer

A Sampling of the Seasons


The autumnal beauty that dazzles on a crisp and colorful fall afternoon in the Berkshires is the very same that enticed settlers to the area to homestead, start farms, and build communities. Fall in the Berkshires is a truly magical time of year.

There is no better way to immerse oneself in our glorious foliage than a road trip. An afternoon spent traversing the scenic byways of the Berkshires, reveling in the bright displays of leafy color, can easily segue into apple picking at Bartlett’s, a shopping spree at Casablanca, beer tasting at Bright Ideas, or strolling through one of our many vibrant communities where the past is valued and the future embraced.

Photo: Bartlett’s Orchard by Ogden Gigli.

Visiting in the Fall
Bartlett's Apple Orchard, photo credit Ogden Gigli

A Sampling of the Seasons


It’s a New England winter. Picture fields of brilliant snow. Sharp blue skies. A bracing snap of cold. Then a relaxing evening in front of a toasty fireplace. The Berkshires is the perfect place to enjoy the enchantment of winter.

Whether plans are for a weekend of romance at a resort, or an adventurous snowshoe trek through the quiet woods, there’s an inn to suit every taste at the end of your perfect. Book an elegant Victorian mansion, a rustic timber-framed lodge, or a bucolic farmhouse. Ski in the morning followed by a world-class art museum in the afternoon, then a marvelous dinner before a concert. Recharge for tomorrow’s exploration at any of these cozy and welcoming retreats. The Berkshires in winter offer a plethora of extraordinary combinations.

Visiting in the Winter