POINTS OF INTEREST AND ATTRACTIONS

Ashley Falls
Bartholomew's Cobble
105 Weatoque Road (413) 229-8600
www.thetrustees.org
srobotham@ttor.org
Natural landmark, nature programs and canoe trips.

The Colonel John Ashley House
117 Cooper Hill Road (413) 298-3239
www.thetrustees.org/ashleyhouse.cfm
westregion@ttor.org
1735 country home. Open May - Oct.

Becket

Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns
Brooker Hill Road
Route 8, P.O. Box 286 (413) 623-6635
www.becketartscenter.org
office@becketartscenter.org
Exhibits of local artists, special events and adults, children and teen workshops.

Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest
Quarry Road (413) 623-2100
www.BecketLandTrust.org
historicquarry@BecketLandTrust.org
Abandoned granite quarry, hiking trails, vistas, self-guided historic walks, exhibits and programs.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
358 George Carter Road (413) 243-0745
www.jacobspillow.org
info@jacobspillow.org
Summer dance festival - performances and free events.
75th Anniversary Season.

Chester

Chester Theatre Company
Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Street,
P.O. Box 722 (413) 354-7770 / (413) 354-7771
www.miniaturetheatre.org
mtc@miniaturetheatre.org
Summer theatre, professional Actor's Equity company presenting new and established plays.

Great Barrington

Aston Magna Foundation For Music & Humanities, Inc.
Concerts held at several venues. Check website or call.
(413) 528-3595 / (800) 875-7156
www.astonmagna.org
info@astonmagna.org
Summer and winter concerts - Baroque to early Romantic music on period instruments.

Berkshire Bach Society
P.O. Box 1002
Great Barrington (413) 528-9277
www.berkshirebach.org
info@berkshirebach.org
Concerts of Bach's works and lectures on the famous composer.

Berkshire International Film Festival
The Triplex Cinema
70 Railroad Street (413) 528-8030
www.biffma.com
Kelley@biffma.com
Feature, independent, documentary and short films.
May 17 - 20, 2007.

The Berkshire Fringe
Simon's Rock College
The Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road (413) 320-4175
www.berkshirefringe.org
info@berkshirefringe.org
New works of theatre and dance by national and local artists. Free events.

Boston Early Music Festival
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street (617) 661-1812
www.bemf.org
bemf@bemf.org
Lully's opera "Psyche" presented June 22 - 24, 2007.

Close Encounters With Music
Check website or call for locations
(800) 843-0778
www.cewm.org
cewmusic@aol.com
Fall, winter, and spring chamber music programs.

Club Helsinki
284 Main Street (and other locations)
(413) 528-3394
www.Clubhelsinkiweb.com
info@clubhelsinkiweb.com
Year-round live music venue.

The Du Bois Center of American History
684 South Main Street (413) 644-9595
www.DuBois-History.org
nsrb@vgernet.net
Museum features W.E.B. Du Bois' vision for an inclusive America.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.
14 Castle Street (413) 644-9040/(413) 528-0100
www.mahaiwe.org
info@mahaiwe.org
1905 historic theatre offering music, theatre, dance, film and family programs.

Open year round. Ski Butternut hosts:
Ski Area and Events (check website for details)
The Berkshires Summer Arts Festival
July 1 to 3, 2006
380 State Street, Rte. 23
(413) 528-2000/(800) 438-SNOW
www.skibutternut.com
info@skibutternut.com
Juried arts festival ~185 Artists, Music & Food

Stockbridge Chamber Concerts
Searles Castle, 389 Main Street, Great Barrington
Museum of the Gilded Age at Ventfort Hall, Lenox
(413) 442-7711 / (888) 528-7728
www.stockbridgechamberconcerts.org
Chamber concert series (Spring, Summer and Fall), Holiday concerts (December).

Triplex Cinema
70 Railroad Street
(413) 528-8885 / (413) 528-8886
www.thetriplex.com
mngr@thetriplex.com
Cinema presents Hollywood, independent and foreign films.

Lee

Animagic - Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art
77 Main Street (413) 243-2051/(413) 841-6679
www.mambor.com mambor5@vgernet.net
See animation and special effects from movies and make an animation movie. Call for appointment.

October Mountain State Forest
October Mountain (413) 243-1778
16,627-acre state forest - boating, camping, fishing, hiking, 46 campsites and more.

Lee Sandy Beach
Route 20
Town beach on Laurel Lake - bathhouse, lifeguard, dock and picnic tables.
Laurel Lake Boat Ramp
Route 20. Free boat launch - open year round.

Lenox

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival
Duffin Theatre
Lenox Memorial High School
197 East Street (413) 445-4872
www.knessetisrael.org
Office@Knessetisrael.org
American and International Jewish Films presented 6 Mondays in July and August.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
East end of Housatonic Street.
Willow Creek Road,
P.O. Box 2195 (413) 637-2210
www.berkshirescenicrailroad.org
pieter.lips@berkshirescenicrailroad.org
Historic train station and museum. Trains run Between Lenox and Stockbridge. Weekends/holidays, June - October.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 West Mountain Road
(413) 637-0320
www.massaudonbon.org
berkshires@massaudobon.org
1300 acres, trails, canoe trips and nature programs.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Estate and Gardens
2 Plunkett Street and Route 7
(413) 637-1899 / (888) 637-1902
www.EdithWharton.org
Author Edith Wharton's 1902 mansion and gardens.
Tours, cafÈ, shop and 50 acres with formal gardens.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
92 Hawthorne Street, P.O. Box 2256
(413) 637-0166
www.frelinghuysen.org
info@frelinghuysen.org
Bauhaus home with artwork and collection.
(call for hours)

Housatonic Philharmonic
(concert locations on website)
241 Main Street (413) 637-2802
www.housatonicphilharmonic.com
andy@banjovi.com
Instrumental music in the rural American tradition.

Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum
Ventfort Hall
104 Walker Street , P.O. Box 2424
(413) 637-3206
www.gildedage.org
info@gildedage.org
1893 Gilded age mansion - special programs, lectures and exhibits. Tours (call for schedule)

Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
(413) 637-3353
www.shakespeare.org
general@shakespeare.org
Theatre festival - Shakespeare, Classical and modern plays. 30th Anniversary Season. Summer - Fall.

Stockbridge Summer Music
Seven Hills Inn
40 Plunkett Street
(413) 443-1138
www.stockbridgesummermusic.org
info@Stockbridgesummermusic.org
Music by internationally acclaimed artists in original Berkshire Cottage Salon.

Tanglewood
Route 183, 297 West Street
(413) 637-5165 / (888) 266-1200
www.tanglewood.org
Boston Symphony's summer music festival, classical, popular and jazz. June - Labor Day.

Kennedy Park
Route 7
397-acres, extensive trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and picnics.

Lilac Park
Main Street
The park contains the largest collection of lilac bushes in the area. Craft and other festivals are held there during the summer and fall.

Monterey

The Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, P.O. Box 537
(413) 528-6888
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org
bidwellhousemuseum@direcway.com
1750 home with collection of historic furnishings, gardens and trails.
Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

New Marlborough

Music & More In The Meeting House
Rte. 57, New Marlborough's Village Green
(413) 229-2785
www.newmarlborough.org
Chamber music, films, art exhibits. Summer, Fall and Winter concerts.

Otis

Otis Poultry Farm
1570 North Main Road, Rte. 8
(413) 269-4438/(800) 286-2690
www.OtisPoultryFarm.com
lpyenson@prodigy.net
A 1904 working poultry farm with food, gifts and tours.

Richmond

MusicWorks in the Berkshires, Inc.
P.O. Box 199
(413) 698-2002
www.MusicWorksBerkshires.org
nrtierney@verizon.net
Chamber music series since 1985. Youth 18 and under are free.

Sheffield

Berkshire Choral Festival
245 North Undermountain Road
(413) 229-8526
www.choralfest.org
bcf@choralfest.org
Summer choral festival of 225 voices with Springfield Symphony.

Sheffield Historical Society
159-161 Main Street, P.O. Box 747
(413) 229-2694
www.sheffieldhistory.org
shs@sheffieldhistory.org
18th Century home, carriage house - tours and programs, open year round.

Stockbridge

Berkshire Botanical Garden
Routes 102 & 183 (413) 298-3926
www.berkshirebotanical.org
info@berkshirebotanical.org
15-acre perennial, vegetable & historic herb garden.
Plant sale, flower show, arts and crafts festivals.

Berkshire Theatre Festival
83 East Main Street, P.O.Box 797
(413) 298-5576
www.berkshiretheatre.org
info@berkshiretheatre.org
Summer theatre festival and featuring world premieres and plays for young audiences. New and classic plays.

Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183
(413) 298-3579
www.chesterwood.org
Chesterwood@nthp.org
Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester French. Studio, garden, museum and shop. May - October.

Merwin House
14 Main Street
(413) 298-4703
www.spnea.org
1825 house with museum, gardens and shop.

Mission House Museum and Gardens
19 Main Street, P.O. Box 792
(413) 298-3239
www.thetrustees.org/missionhouse.cfm
westregion@ttor.org
1739 home with period furnishing, Indian museum and gardens.

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy
Eden Hill, 2 Prospect Hill Road
(413) 298-3931/(800) 462-7426
www.thedivinemercy.org
shrine@marian.org
Outdoor shrines, Mass, Chapel, gift shop, and free tours.

Naumkeag Museum and Gardens
Prospect Hill Road, P.O. Box 792
(413) 298-3239
www.thetrustees.org/naumkeag.efm
westregion@ttor.org
1885 home with original furnishings, art and formal gardens.

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, P.O. Box 308
(413) 298-4100
www.nrm.org
inforequest@nrm.org
Norman Rockwell's original paintings and studio.
Open year round and kids are free.

Stockbridge Library Historical Room Main Street (413) 298-5501 Repository of local/area history. Open year round. Free. The Lion's Den At The Red Lion Inn
30 Main Street
(413) 298-1654
www.lionsdenpub.com
info@lionsdenpub.com
Live music every night, smoke free, pub fare and no cover charge.

Tyringham

"Santarella" Tyringham's Gingerbread House
75 Main Road, P.O. Box 466
(413) 243-2819
www.santarella.us
info@santarella.us
Historic studio and gardens of Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, sculptor - special events venue.

Tyringham Cobble
Jerusalem Road
Trustees of Reservations/the Ashintully Gardens
(413) 298-3239
westregion@ttor.org
Area for hiking, bird watching and nature study.