Some say the only way to deal with cabin fever, if you can’t escape the winter altogether, is to change up the scenery and get out and enjoy it.
That’s fine if you’re the outdoors type. You can head for the Massachusetts Berkshires and crush the slopes at Ski Butternut, or bushwhack your way up Mount Greylock. But what if your interests tend toward the interior life, to concerts and art, theater and dance? Where to then, to freshen your perspective?
The same region — the 950 square miles of Western Massachusetts that stretch from Connecticut to Vermont. The familiar arts organizations that help to draw 2.5 million visitors to the Berkshires’ green hills each summer have laid the groundwork for extending the cultural riches certainly into fall and more recently through winter and early spring.