Hike highlight: TurnPark Art Space brings gallery outside
What to expect: Enjoy the bucolic landscape as you leisurely stroll along the gentle walking paths that meander through TurnPark Art Space, a sculpture garden and exhibition space built on 16 acres of a former lime and marble quarry in West Stockbridge. Although TurnPark's galleries are closed and planned exhibitions are postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, there's still plenty of sculpture to see as you make your way along the paths. Begin at the gatehouse, near the parking lot, where you're greeted in the lower level garden by Russian sculptor Vladimir Lemport's statue of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. The path makes its way from there up a slight slope, past the pond created by the old quarry. Here, the trails wind through a wooded area, along the edge of the quarry and up a natural stairway of rocks, before returning to a flatter path.
Along the way, you'll see sculptures from the collection of TurnPark Art founders, Igor Gomberg and Katya Brezgunova, including a giant Don Quixote by Nikolai Silis. There's plenty of metal chairs near the artwork, allowing for occasional stops to soak in the art, to rest or even enjoy a bite to eat (we suggest grabbing takeout from one of the nearby restaurants before heading to the park). Follow the path a little further to find the upper level — fields of wildflowers, an amphitheater and large installation pieces fill the "rooms" of this outdoor gallery space.
Hours: The grounds are open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donation suggested.
Directions: 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge
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