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 • From April through October, Hancock Shaker Village springs to life with hands-on history. The 20 buildings of the historic Village draw visitors from around the world. Visitors may roam the Village at their own pace, talking with interpreters and choosing from a variety of craft demonstrations and programs.
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival • Jacob's Pillow is 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 • 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.
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 Whartons Home. This National Historic Landmark property includes the house and gardens Wharton created for herself as a writers 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 • Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood is internationally regarded as one of the world's greatest summer music festivals, presenting a wide variety of artists in orchestral, chamber music, recital, jazz and artists concerts from late June through Labor Day weekend.