Selfie Spots Not to Miss
Treat your Instagram followers to some stunning shutterbug action on your next stay #intheBerkshires. The following are a few picturesque suggestions of where to capture the memory and inspire a little travel envy, too!
1. Above the Clouds
Take a scenic drive to the breathtaking summit of Mount Greylock or pick a trail to hike into the clouds. Whether it’s the stately War Memorial Tower, or the multi-state panoramic views, the highest point in Massachusetts is a perfect pic spot. Plus, you just might luck into a shot of a hang glider leaping over the edge! Photo by Kara Thornton.
2. Blue Berkshire Waters
Sport a dry bag on your next paddle through Berkshire waters—you won’t want to miss snapping a shot of your cruise across one of our many lakes, ponds, or rivers. The Stockbridge Bowl, Stedman Pond, and Onota Lake are local faves. Fill your feed with images of you fishing, picnicking, or swimming at Berry Pond, the highest natural body of water in MA. Your Instagram will come alive with your Berkshire experience. No filter needed!
3. Garden of Delights
Step into a lush dream world awash in natural beauty—and don’t forget your camera! The Berkshire Botanical Garden brims with vibrant perennial borders and ever-changing plantings. You’ll want to capture the exhibits, events, and family activities celebrating the theme of Taking Flight. Your Instagram feed will soar with fantastical color. Take a beautiful stroll through the outdoor sculptures and Center House Leonhardt Galleries to see what inspiration strikes.
4. Begin a Berkshire Adventure
Centrally located to all the region has to offer, Hilton Garden Inn Lenox Pittsfield is the perfect jumping off point for your photographic Berkshire adventure. Snap a photo of yourself reaching the Mahanna Cobble summit, splashing in Bash Bish Falls, and visiting Rockwell’s famous studio at Norman Rockwell Museum. Then dine on a deliciously colorful meal at Jae’s Restaurant, serving award-winning Pan-Asian cuisine.
5. Outdoor Art Abounds
Throughout your Berkshire adventure, be sure to capture the plentiful outdoor art and sculpture. Nestle inside a life-sized nest at TurnPark Art Space. Pose below the upside-down trees at MASS MoCA. Selfie on the Blue Steps at Naumkeag. Tour SculptureNow (through Oct. 13, 2021) at The Mount to photograph modern sculpture on the gorgeous grounds of Edith Wharton’s estate. Whatever you snap your friends are sure to be impressed.
6. Classy Comfort & Luxury
Choose from 5 historic Berkshire Elegant Country Inns, all nestled among the beautiful Berkshire hills. You’ll want to capture and share your gourmet breakfast—fuel for a full day of exploring world class culture, outdoor beauty, and eclectic shopping. Selfie at a concert or by the outdoor stage at Jacob’s Pillow. When you return, snap a photo of your cool pool or in-room fireplace, one that will make your followers want to book a room, too!
7. A Thrill-seeker’s Dream
Have a buddy snap a pic (or video!) of you conquering The “Catamonster,” the 7th longest zipline in the world. You’ll want to capture the not-to-be-missed thrill of soaring high above treetops with miles of views. After the adrenaline rush, take a leisurely walk through postcard-pretty Great Barrington. Selfie by the W.E.B. Du Bois mural, picking out preserves at the old general store, or sipping iced coffee as you hunt for vintage treasures. Picture c/o Catamount.
8. Gilded Age Glamour
Guess which famous Berkshire inn was recently featured as the grand prize destination on The Price is Right? The Hampton Terrace Inn! Book your stay to experience the opulence of the Gilded Age with modern luxuries. After a day of sight-seeing, capture a moment sipping complimentary cognac or lounging in the outdoor heated pool. This Berkshire stay is sure to liven up your Instagram feed.
9. Extraterrestrial Berkshires
For a truly unique Instagram spot, check out the Sheffield Covered Bridge, perfect for an eerie or poetic pic. (Local lore and a recent Unsolved Mysteries episode tell of UFO sightings!) The bridge was rebuilt after a fire set by teenage arsonists, and is only open to foot traffic. Take a walk through and snap a selfie. Afterward, edit and upload your pics while sipping spirits at Berkshire Mountain Distilleries or Big Elm Brewing. Photo by Kara Thornton.
10. Artsy & Industrial
Artsy and industrial North Adams is a great place to capture unique views and appreciate the hip Berkshire art scene. Photograph murals and street art from sidewalks, then catch fantastic light over rivers and mountains from one of many bridges. Climb the top slopes of Hillside Cemetery for panoramic views, then check out The Clark and Williams College for additional picturesque strolling grounds. Don’t miss the Hairpin Turn on the Mohawk Trail—there are spots to pull over for pics. Photo c/o MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program.
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