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Travel and Culture: Another Road Trip with Heidi: The Berkshires, MA

Posted on August 20, 2016Written by Lindsey Schmid

The Berkshires in Southwestern Massachusettes has, for more than 150 years, inspired writers and artists, who took up residence here because land was cheap and the vistas were exquisite According to Carole Owens, author of The “Berkshire Cottages”—a survey of the palatial summer retreats constructed by millionaires in the post-Civil War Gilded Age—the influx of literary and artistic luminaries “gave the Berkshires a panache that attracted wealthy New Yorkers and Bostonians looking for more than just sylvan beauty.” The Berkshires became then “Inland Newport”. Read more about the history, culture, and beauty of the Berkshires >>

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