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Monterey, or “Green Woods” as it was then called, was established in 1735 to help develop a wilderness trail, and was the original settlement of Tyringham. In 1847, the southern portion of Tyringham became Monterey, named after one of Zachary Taylor’s victorious battles in Mexico. Originally an industrial center with factories, mills and a thriving fur industry, the town metamorphosed into a summer resort town and today has a creative, independent, artistic flair.

Hiking Trails
Appalachian Trail A marked hiking trail extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine, running through many towns in the Berkshires.
South Egremont MA 01258 413.528.8002
Mount Hunger Gem of Monterey Preservation Land Trust, on 385 acres and open to the public, miles of trails, stunning views, historic sites and a great variety of natural landscapes.
Mount Hunger Road Monterey MA 01245
Historic Homes
Bidwell House and Gardens Elegant Georgian saltbox, authentically restored, filled with antiques, on 192 acres of beautiful grounds and hiking trails. Memorial to Columbus Day.
Art School Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.6888
Monterey Public Library
452 Main Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.3795
Lighter Fare
Harvest Barn Bakery & Café Delicious breads, pastries, coffee and tea. We offer Gould Farm maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese and eggs. In summer we sell vegetables from our gardens. 
100 Gould Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.1804
Nature Preserves
Beartown State Forest 12,000 acres for outdoor enthusiast. In summer; hiking, swimming, paddling, mountain biking. In winter; snowshoe, cross country ski, snowmobile or hunt.
69 Blue Hill Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.0904