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What’s Out There Weekend Berkshires – September 21 & 22

What’s Out There Weekend Berkshires on September 21st and 22nd, hosted by The Cultural Landscape Foundation(TCLF), offers a wealth of historic landscapes to explore for FREE, including important sites along the African American Heritage Trail, historic farmsteads and town commons, Jacob’s Pillow and Tanglewood performance spaces, and iconic landscape design at Naumkeag and The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. Many are popular destinations, but do we know their background stories? Learn more and register for the free tours.

What’s Out There Weekend Berkshires has a special golf focus, highlighting the area’s unusually rich history of golf course design and offering special dedicated tee times and discounted rates. Six courses are participating: Berkshire Hills Country Club, Country Club of Pittsfield, Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, Greenock Country Club, Stockbridge Golf Club, and Wahconah Country Club. There arealso special rates at select local hotels and B&Bs, including Brook Farm Inn, Canterbury Farm, Cranwell Resort, Spa, and Golf Club, Hawk Mountain Lodge, Lakeside Terrace B&B, Red Lion Inn, Rock Hall Luxe Lodge, and Seasons on Main B&B. Details about golf and hotel accommodations are at

What’s Out There Weekend dovetails with TCLF’s Web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive (and profusely illustrated) searchable database of historic designed landscapes. What’s Out There Weekend is coming to the Berkshires through a collaborative partnership with Berkshire Synergy Project (BSP).Through BSP, TCLF has developed an active partnership with Housatonic Heritage’s Heritage Walk program. This partnership pairs a long serving regional organization with a national group to celebrate the Berkshires’ unique landscape heritage.

Tours sites include: Ashintully Gardens, Bartholomew’s Cobble, Bascom Lodge and Mount Greylock, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Bidwell House, Chesterwood, Elm Court, Freight Yard Historic District, Gould Farm, Hancock Shaker Village, Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park, Housatonic River Walk, Ice Glen, Jacob’s Pillow, Laurel Hill and Mary Flynn Trail, Lee Town Park and Main Street, Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Naumkeag, Pittsfield Park Square, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Stockbridge Main Street , Tanglewood, The Mount, Tub Parade, Ventfort Hall, W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site, Wahconah Ball Park, Williams College.