Press About The Berkshires

Springfield/The Berkshires Lend Historic, Natural Backdrop

Like famed 19th century writer and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, who “discovered around me an ocean of mist, which…shut out every vestige of the earth” atop Mount Greylock, J.K. Rowling found magic at Massachusetts’ highest peak. In her Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Greylock’s summit is home to the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which, as she writes, is “concealed from non-magic gaze by a variety of powerful enchantments, which sometimes manifest in a wreath of misty cloud.” Read more about The Berkshires history >>