Explore the lush gardens, scenic landscapes, and outdoor art parks that make the Berkshires beautiful.
There are many reasons to get outside at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. For one, their magnificent formal gardens are the perfect place to create your Instagram story. While there, be sure to enjoy their contemporary outdoor sculpture show featuring 30 works by renowned artists, as well as their weekly outdoor programs including bird walks, yoga in the gardens, readings on the Terrace, and a free Jazz series.
With one of the most famous mid-century gardens in the country, Naumkeag is a must-see for anyone visiting or living in the Berkshires. Located in the heart of Stockbridge, with sweeping views of Monument Mountain and the surrounding hills, Naumkeag hosts house and garden tours, family programming and a popular, Thursday evening concert series. A recent $4 million restoration allows visitors to experience gracious living in the gilded age at it’s best.
Did you know that the Norman Rockwell Museum sits on 36 scenic acres? So after you take in the museum, enjoy guided walks and learn more about their historic buildings as well as Peter Rockwell’s outdoor sculptures or take a self-guided stroll and enjoy the stunning Berkshire vistas. Be sure to leave time to meander through their field paths to the Housatonic River, or pick an apple from trees planted for each Rockwell grandchild.
Make your way to Tanglewood for the perfect summer getaway. Enjoy performances by Music Director, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the idyllic summer home of the BSO nestled in the Berkshires. Don’t miss music by world-renowned guest artists, concerts featuring the Boston Pops, and the season-long tribute to Leonard Bernstein. There has never been a better time to pack up a delicious picnic and head to Tanglewood.
A magnificent art collection is just one facet of what makes the Clark Art Institute an unparalleled destination for celebrating the connection between art and nature. Explore the sweeping 140-acre campus via woodland walking trails, contemplate the acclaimed Tadao Ando architecture, or simply exhale and enjoy the peaceful beauty of its sweeping landscape.
Newly opened in the Berkshires, Turn Park Art Space (TurnPark) is an outdoor sculpture park on the site of a former marble quarry that is not to be missed. Here you will discover modern and contemporary sculptures and site-specific interactive art objects for kids and adults to explore. They also offer a variety of concerts and theater performances throughout the year which offers entertainment and exploration for the whole family.