POINTS OF INTEREST AND ATTRACTIONS
105 Weatoque Road (413) 229-8600
Natural landmark, nature programs and canoe trips.
The Colonel John Ashley House
117 Cooper Hill Road (413) 298-3239
1735 country home. Open May - Oct.
Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns
Brooker Hill Road
Route 8, P.O. Box 286 (413) 623-6635
Exhibits of local artists, special events and adults, children and teen workshops.
Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest
Quarry Road (413) 623-2100
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
Summer dance festival - performances and free events.
75th Anniversary Season.
Chester Theatre Company
Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Street,
P.O. Box 722 (413) 354-7770 / (413) 354-7771
Summer theatre, professional Actor's Equity company presenting new and established plays.
Aston Magna Foundation For Music & Humanities, Inc.
Concerts held at several venues. Check website or call.
(413) 528-3595 / (800) 875-7156
Summer and winter concerts - Baroque to early Romantic music on period instruments.
Berkshire Bach Society
P.O. Box 1002
Great Barrington (413) 528-9277
Concerts of Bach's works and lectures on the famous composer.
Berkshire International Film Festival
The Triplex Cinema
70 Railroad Street (413) 528-8030
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
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
Lully's opera "Psyche" presented June 22 - 24, 2007.
Close Encounters With Music
Check website or call for locations
Fall, winter, and spring chamber music programs.
284 Main Street (and other locations)
Year-round live music venue.
The Du Bois Center of American History
684 South Main Street (413) 644-9595
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
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
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
Chamber concert series (Spring, Summer and Fall), Holiday concerts (December).
70 Railroad Street
(413) 528-8885 / (413) 528-8886
Cinema presents Hollywood, independent and foreign films.
Animagic - Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art
77 Main Street (413) 243-2051/(413) 841-6679
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
Town beach on Laurel Lake - bathhouse, lifeguard, dock and picnic tables.
Laurel Lake Boat Ramp
Route 20. Free boat launch - open year round.
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival
Lenox Memorial High School
197 East Street (413) 445-4872
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
Historic train station and museum. Trains run Between Lenox and Stockbridge. Weekends/holidays, June - October.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 West Mountain Road
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
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
Bauhaus home with artwork and collection.
(call for hours)
(concert locations on website)
241 Main Street (413) 637-2802
Instrumental music in the rural American tradition.
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker Street , P.O. Box 2424
1893 Gilded age mansion - special programs, lectures and exhibits. Tours (call for schedule)
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Theatre festival - Shakespeare, Classical and modern plays. 30th Anniversary Season. Summer - Fall.
Stockbridge Summer Music
Seven Hills Inn
40 Plunkett Street
Music by internationally acclaimed artists in original Berkshire Cottage Salon.
Route 183, 297 West Street
(413) 637-5165 / (888) 266-1200
Boston Symphony's summer music festival, classical, popular and jazz. June - Labor Day.
397-acres, extensive trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and picnics.
The park contains the largest collection of lilac bushes in the area. Craft and other festivals are held there during the summer and fall.
The Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, P.O. Box 537
1750 home with collection of historic furnishings, gardens and trails.
Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Music & More In The Meeting House
Rte. 57, New Marlborough's Village Green
Chamber music, films, art exhibits. Summer, Fall and Winter concerts.
Otis Poultry Farm
1570 North Main Road, Rte. 8
(413) 269-4438/(800) 286-2690
A 1904 working poultry farm with food, gifts and tours.
MusicWorks in the Berkshires, Inc.
P.O. Box 199
Chamber music series since 1985. Youth 18 and under are free.
Berkshire Choral Festival
245 North Undermountain Road
Summer choral festival of 225 voices with Springfield Symphony.
Sheffield Historical Society
159-161 Main Street, P.O. Box 747
18th Century home, carriage house - tours and programs, open year round.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Routes 102 & 183
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
Summer theatre festival and featuring world premieres and plays for young audiences. New and classic plays.
4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183
Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester French. Studio, garden, museum and shop. May - October.
14 Main Street
1825 house with museum, gardens and shop.
Mission House Museum and Gardens
19 Main Street, P.O. Box 792
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
Outdoor shrines, Mass, Chapel, gift shop, and free tours.
Naumkeag Museum and Gardens
Prospect Hill Road, P.O. Box 792
1885 home with original furnishings, art and formal gardens.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, P.O. Box 308
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
Live music every night, smoke free, pub fare and no cover charge.
"Santarella" Tyringham's Gingerbread House
75 Main Road, P.O. Box 466
Historic studio and gardens of Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, sculptor - special events venue.
Trustees of Reservations/the Ashintully Gardens
Area for hiking, bird watching and nature study.