Appalachian Trail • Conceived by Benton MacKaye in 1921. the plan detailed a grand trail that would connect a series of farms and wilderness work/study camps for city-dwellers. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine and runs through the Berkshires.
Hancock Shaker Village • Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life and preserves it for future generations. Through this story we promote appreciation of the aesthetics, beliefs, achievements and controversies that have defined the Shaker experience in America. Open April through October.
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival • A treasured National Historic Landmark and home to America's longest running international dance festival. Each year thousands of people visit to experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances, talks, and events. In 2010 President Obama awarded Jacobs Pillow the National Medal of Arts.
Lime Rock Park • Not a hint of a grandstand but tremendous spectator viewing. Fan friendly in the extreme. A beautiful venue it is truly a park and even those who are not motorsports fans know Lime Rock Park. Its history is inextricably entwined with that of sports car racing. In its 55 year existence almost all of the greats have raced here.
MASS MoCa • The largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country, housed on a restored 19th-century factory campus in the beautiful Berkshires. MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.
The Mount • Edith Wharton's home. This National Historic Landmark property includes the house and gardens she created for herself as a writer's retreat and a haven of unparalleled beauty. Open daily May-October and for special events throughout the year. Annual exhibits and programs explore themes from Wharton's life and work
Tanglewood • The renowned summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and internationally regarded as one of the world's greatest summer music festivals. Located in an area renowned for its role as a summertime mecca for lovers of music, art, dance and theater, Tanglewood presents artists in orchestral, chamber music, recital, jazz and popular artists concerts.