The Shops at the Library, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma.
Main Street, North Adams, Ma.
Mass MoCA(Museum of Contemporary Art), Marshall St., North Adams, Ma.

North Adams and Williamstown, Massachusetts

In the northern Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts are two towns with beautiful mountain views and loads of cultural opportunities. Williams College is located in the heart of downtown Williamstown. North Adams is home to MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), MCLA (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), art galleries, museums and public art. Shops in these areas offer art works, gifts, antiques, consignment clothing, jewelry, books, antiques, crafts, toys and games. And there is no shortage of places to eat. There are many restaurants in North Adams, Williamstown and the surrounding area. Jiminy Peak Ski Resort is located nearby. Museums, galleries, theater and film festivals are all here.

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Shops

North Adams Shops
Hardware at MASSMoCA - the museum shop at MASS MoCA; gifts, clothing, books, more; 1040 MassMoCA Way, 413-664-4481, x8140WEBSITE
Hudson's - antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, rugs, accessories, guitars, pottery, tableware, lamps; 87 Marshall St., 413-664-6530WEBSITE
Berkshire Emporium & Antiques - (formerly Creations) gifts, crafts, antiques, jewelry; 59 Main St., 413-664-4032WEBSITE
Eagle St. Music - instruments, accessories, lessons; 81 Main St., 413-664-9200 WEBSITE
Martha Flood Design - fabric design, pillows, bags, textile creations, wallcoverings; 38 Eagle St., 413-776-4640WEBSITE
Mia's Consignment - men's, women's and children's clothing; items for the home; 11 Eagle St., 413-663-9800
I Got Goodies - closed; penny candy, handmade chocolates & fudge, nonfat frozen yogurt, ice cream; 73 Main St.
Zalud European Saddlery - handmade leather goods and accessories; saddles; 13 Orchard Terrace, 413-663-8650WEBSITE
Sanford & Kid Antique Co-op - variety of antiques and collectibles from multiple sellers; 160 Houghton St., 413-663-7489WEBSITE
Bark n' Cat - quality pet food, pet supplies, toys; 28 Holden St., 413-652-1553WEBSITE
DiLego Jewelry - fine jewelry store; bracelets, diamond rings, charms; 16 Ashland St., 413-663-8140WEBSITE
Atef Fine Jeweler - fine jewelry, custom pieces, unique designs; 101 Main St., 413-663-8799WEBSITE
Persnickety Toys - toys, books, games, crafts, trains, building toys, stuffed animals; 13 Eagle St., 413-662-2990WEBSITE
Berkshire DeBre - custom and already made items, including jewelry, home decor; limited hours; 24 Eagle St., 413-672-1060 WEBSITE
River Hill Pottery at the Elipse Mill - pottery, clay baskets (decorative and functional baking baskets); 243 Union St., #104, 413-664-0197 WEBSITE
Eclipse Mill Gallery at Artists Lofts - art exhibits on ground floor of artists' lofts; limited hours, mostly weekends; also, bookseller; 243 Union St., 413-664-9101WEBSITE
Shima - closed; baby, nursing, organic products; baby clothing, diapers, books, toys; 65 Main St.

Art Galleries in North Adams
Press - letterpress machine demonstrations, art; cards, calendars, exhibits, workshops, public art project; limited hours; 49 Main St.WEBSITE
MCLA Gallery 51 - art exhibits administered by the Mass College of Liberal Arts; 51 Main St., 413-664-8718WEBSITE
Independent Art Projects - contemporary art exhibition space located at MASS MoCA; public lectures, events; 1315 MASS MoCA Way, 413-346-4004WEBSITE

Artsy - www.artsy.net - online resource for information about art galleries, exhibitions, sales; featured works from: Normal Rockwell, exhibits from MASS MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art and the Independent Art Projects WEBSITE

Williamstown Shops
Ruby Sparks - high end women's clothing boutique, accessories, shoes; customer service; 37 Spring St., 413-458-2226WEBSITE
Where'd You Get That!? - fun gift and toy shop; games, puzzles, novelties, candy, chocolate, plush toys; 100 Spring St., 413-458-2206WEBSITE
Amy's Cottage - gifts, clothing, jewelry, accessories; 24 Water St., 413-458-4305WEBSITE
Water Street Books - Williams College bookstore; 26 Water St., 413-458-8072WEBSITE
Shops at the Library - men's and women's clothing, gifts, furniture, Williams College items; 70 Spring St., 413-458-3436WEBSITE
The Harrison Gallery - fine art gallery of paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry; 39 Spring St., 413-458-1700WEBSITE
School for Style - vintage clothing, accessories; 36 Spring St., 301-404-5162WEBSITE
Toonerville Trolley Cd's & Records - records, cd's, new and used; 131 Water St., 413-458-5229WEBSITE
Williams Shop - Williams College items, including clothing, gifts and prints; 15 Spring St., 413-458-3605WEBSITE
Goodman's Jewelers - jewelry, watches, gifts; engraving; 32 Spring St., 413-458-8452WEBSITE
Saddleback Antiques Center - Civil War era antiques, furniture, books, collectibles; 3 1/2 miles south of Spring St., 1395 Cold Spring Rd., 413-458-5852WEBSITE
Nature's Closet - outdoor apparel and accessories; brand names; 61 Spring St., Williamstown, Ma., 413-458-7909WEBSITE

Shops in nearby towns
Berkshire Outfitters - outdoor equipment, including canoes, kayaks, x-country skiis, snowshoes, bikes, footwear, apparel, 169 Grove St., Adams, 413-743-5900WEBSITE
Hobby World - toys, radio-controlled aircraft, trains, models, dollhouses; 171 Grove St.(Rt.8), Adams, 413-743-7223WEBSITE
Reynolds General Store - locally made products, penny candy, rugs, books; 52 Church St., Cheshire, 413-743-9512WEBSITE
413 Glassworks - glass studio, home decor items, jewelry, more; artists' work; also, classes; 37 Nobody's Rd., Cheshire, 413-443-4864WEBSITE
Cheshire Glassworks Studio & Gallery - glass jewelry, jars, gifts; 24 South St.(Rt.8), call for hours; Cheshire, 413-743-7828 WEBSITE
Country Store at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort - variety of food items, including syrup, tea; souvenirs, games; 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, 413-738-5500WEBSITE
Bennington Potters - handmade pottery; stoneware, home decor, gifts; demonstrations; 25-30 minute drive north; 324 County St., Bennington, Vermont, 802-447-7531WEBSITE
Outlet at Pine Cone Hill - original design bedding, sleepwear, home decor textiles, inc. pillows, tableware, rugs; 125 Pecks Rd., Pittsfield, 413-629-2314WEBSITE

Shopping Info - berkshire.org; shopping information about antiques, malls and shops throughout the Berkshires WEBSITE

General Information

General Travel Information - berkshires.org; general info; visitor info, lodging, restaurants, cultural venues, events WEBSITE
Berkshire Menus - berkshiremens.com; menus from many Berkshire restaurants plus coupons and advertisements WEBSITE
North Adams Chamber of Commerce - explorenorthadams.com; cultural, lodging and dining info WEBSITE

Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries

North Adams Restaurants
Freight Yard Restaurant & Pub - pub style restaurant; lunch, dinner; burgers, salads, soups, pasta; kids menu; 3 Furnace St., 413-663-6547WEBSITE
Eat to Total Health - all natural, vegan, gluten-free eat-in, take-out or delivered meals, smoothies; nutrition programs; 14 Ashland St., 413-346-4357WEBSITE
Renee's Diner - breakfast and lunch diner; short drive; 780 Mass Ave., 413-664-2070WEBSITE
Public Eat + Drink - lunch and dinner; varied American menu; craft beers; live music & events in evenings; 34 Holden St., 413-664-4444WEBSITE
Desperado's Fresh Mexican Grille - homemade Mexican food; lunch & dinner; 23 Eagle St., 413-346-4664WEBSITE
BrewHaha - coffee cafe, baked goods; weekly soup, wrap & frittata specials; 20 Marshall St., 413-664-2020WEBSITE
Luma's Muffin & Mug - coffee shop, baked goods, bagels; 57 Main St., 413-664-9470WEBSITE
China Buffet - buffet and menu; Thai dishes also; 37 Main St., 413-664-4972WEBSITE
Linda's Cafe - small breakfast cafe; 178 Union St., 413-663-8003 WEBSITE
The Hub - lunch, dinner; daily specials; 55 Main St., 413-662-2500WEBSITE
Gramercy Bistro - elegant dining, Sunday brunch; locally sourced ingredients; check hours; at Mass MOCA, 87 Marshall St., 413-663-5300WEBSITE
Jack's Hot Dog Stand - small restaurant serving hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers, sausage, onion rings, 12 Eagle St., 413-664-9006WEBSITE
Hot Dog Ranch - hot dogs, burgers, nachos, onion rings, fries; variety of fried foods; 310 State St., 413-662-2009WEBSITE
Richmond Bar & Grille - breakfast and dinner at downtown Holiday Inn; breakfast buffet on Sunday's; 40 Main St., 413-663-6500WEBSITE
Boston Sea Foods - casual seafood restaurant; 160 American Legion Dr., 413-663-8740WEBSITE
Christos Famous Pizza - pizza, salads, sandwiches; 20 Holden St., 413-662-3500WEBSITE
Lickety Split Cafe - cafe located at MASS MoCA; sandwiches, salads, quiche, ice cream; 1010 Mass MoCA Way, 413-346-4560 WEBSITE
Parlor Cafe - coffee, bagels, sandwiches, nachos, quesadillas, salads; 303 Ashland St., 413-346-4279WEBSITE
The Local - closed; breakfast, lunch, dinner; sandwiches, salads, paninis, smoothies; 67 Main St.
Pedrin's Dairy Bar - family owned fast food dairy bar; fried fish sandwich, onion rings, ice cream; cash only, seasonal; short drive; 1360 Curran Hwy., 413-664-9540WEBSITE
Amy's Cafe on the Lake - seasonal concession stand; limited hours, cash only; lakeside view; short drive; 200 Windsor Lake Rd., 413-528-3222WEBSITE

Williamstown Restaurants
Spice Root - Indian restaurant near Williams College; 23 Spring St., 413-48-5200WEBSITE
Desperado's Fresh Mexican Grille - homemade Mexican food, lunch & dinner; 246 Main St.; also one in North Adams; 413-458-2100WEBSITE
Tunnel City Coffee - coffee shop, baked goods; located at MASS MoCA and in Williamstown; 100 Spring St., 413-458-5010WEBSITE
Sushi Thai Garden Restaurant - lunch, dinner; located near Williamstown shops; 27 Spring St., 413-458-2220WEBSITE
Leo's Luncheonette - casual local diner; 248 Cole Ave., 413-458-8098WEBSITE
Espana Tapas Restaurant - closed; Spanish tapas, dinner restaurant; 896 State Rd.
Williams Inn - breakfast, lunch, dinner, tavern located at inn on Williams College campus; 1090 Main St., 413-458-9371WEBSITE
Coyote Flaco Restaurant - Mexican restaurant; 505 Cold Spring Rd., 413-458-4240WEBSITE
'6 House Pub - tavern style restaurant; seafood & steak entrees; lunch, dinner, soups, sandwiches; 910 Cold Spring Rd., 413-458-1896WEBSITE
Mezze Bistro + Bar - fine dining; locally sourced produce; wine list and local libations; 777 Cold Spring Rd., 413-458-0123WEBSITE
Water Street Grill Restaurant & Tavern - tavern style; lunch, dinner; steak & seafood dishes; 123 Water St., 413-458-2175WEBSITE
Hobson's Choice - steak & seafood restaurant; dinner; salad bar; 159 Water St., 413-458-9101WEBSITE
Cozy Corner Restaurant - family friendly lunch and dinner restaurant; seafood, pasta, sandwiches, pizza; 850 Simonds Rd., 413-458-3854WEBSITE
Spring Street Pizza - pizza, soup, salad, appetizers; 61 Spring St., 413-458-1600WEBSITE
Saigon Vietnamese - 66 Spring St., 413-458-3588WEBSITE
Hops and Vines Beer Garden & Brasserie - contemporary American dishes; 16 Water St., 413-884-1372WEBSITE
Hot Tomatoes Neopolitan Pizza - specialty pizzas, crepes, paninis, buffalo wings; 100 Water St., 413-458-2722WEBSITE
Gala Steakhouse & Bistro at the Orchards Hotel - breakfast, lunch, dinner menus; 222 Adams Rd., 413-458-9590WEBSITE
Purple Pub - sports bar, burgers, sandwiches; near Williamstown shops; 65 Spring St., 413-458-0095WEBSITE
Chef's Hat - big breakfasts served all day; 9 Simonds Rd., 413-458-5120 WEBSITE
Sweets & Beans - closed; ice cream and espresso cafe; 61 Spring St.
Moonlight Diner & Grille - breakfast, lunch and dinner; breakfast served all day; 408 Main St., 413-458-3305 WEBSITE
A-Frame Bakery - bread, pies, cakes, cookies; 3 miles south of Spring St., 1194 Cold Spring Rd., (Rt.7), 413-458-3600 WEBSITE

Surrounding Area Restaurants
Bascom Lodge on the summit of Mt. Greylock - seasonal restaurant located at the summit of Mt. Greylock; also, seasonal rustic lodging; Visitor Ctr. entrance at 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough, 413-743-1591WEBSITE
Rainbow Shack Ice Cream - hard and soft serve ice cream; fat free frozen yogurt; 85 Summer St., Adams, 413-743-4031WEBSITE
Golden Eagle Restaurant - full service lunch, dinner restaurant on Hairpin Turn, Mohawk Trail, Berkshire views; 1935 Mohawk Tr., Clarksburg, 413-663-9834 WEBSITE
Bounti-Fare - casual seafood, steak and pasta restaurant; lunch and dinner; live music scheudle; 200 Howland Ave., Rt. 8, Adams, 413-743-0193WEBSITE
Haflinger Haus - Austrian and American dinner at this guest house; dining room & tavern; 17 Commercial St., Adams, 413-743-2221WEBSITE
Mill on the Floss - fine dining in historic farmhouse; French dishes, children's menu; 342 Rt. 7, New Ashford, 413-458-9123WEBSITE

Berkshire Menus - berkshiremens.com; menus from many Berkshire restaurants plus coupons and advertisements WEBSITE

Accommodations

Porches - restored Victorian row houses inspired by proximity to MASS MoCA; cont. brkfst. buffet; outdoor heated pool & hot tub; 231 River St., North Adams, 413-664-0400WEBSITE
Holiday Inn - central downtown location, indoor pool, on-site restaurant; 40 Main St., North Adams, 413-663-6500WEBSITE
Inn on East Main St. - seasonal four guest room historic inn; queen beds + 1 room w/ 2 twin beds, full brkfst., 182 E. Main St., North Adams, 413-664-2099WEBSITE
Williams Inn - large colonial style inn; indoor pool and hot tub; on-site restaurant, Sunday brunch; 1090 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-9371WEBSITE
Orchards Hotel - guest rooms & suites, some w/fireplaces, mountain views; on-site restaurant serving brkfst., dinner; 222 Adams Rd., Williamstown, 413-458-9611WEBSITE
Berkshire Hills Motel - colonial style motel; cont. brkfst. buffet; outdoor heated pool, scenic location; 1146 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown, 413-458-3950WEBSITE
Cozy Corner Motel - small motel w/cont. brkfst.; 2 double bed rooms; restaurant onsite; 284 Sand Springs Rd., Williamstown, 413-458-8006WEBSITE
Green Valley Motel - cont. brkfst., seasonal pool, small pets allowed; 2 mi. north of center; Green Mtn. views; 1214 Simonds Rd., Rt. 7, Williamstown, 413-458-3864WEBSITE
Guest House at Field Farm - modern art furnished queen or king bed rooms; full brkfst.; views of Mt. Greylock; guest cottage; 554 Sloan Rd., Williamstown, 413-458-3135WEBSITE
Howard Johnson Williamstown Hotel - cont. brkfst., seasonal outdoor pool; 213 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-8158WEBSITE
Jericho Valley Inn - inn rooms, suites + cottages, kitchenettes, pet friendly; 2541 Hancock Rd., Williamstown, 413-458-9511WEBSITE
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - suites w/kitchenettes at inn, also, vacation home rentals at ski resort; 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, 413-738-5500WEBSITE
Maple Terrace Motel - motel within walking distance of Williams campus; cont. brkfst., seasonal outdoor pool; 555 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-9677 WEBSITE
The 1896 House Inn - romantic luxury inn plus motel style rooms; full breakfast; seasonal pool; 910 Cold Spring Rd., Rt. 7, Williamstown, 413-458-1896WEBSITE
Villager Motel - motel within short drive to Williamstown or North Adams; cont. brkfst.; 953 Simonds Rd., Rt. 7, Williamstown, 413-458-4046WEBSITE
Williamstown Motel - small motel within short drive of Williams College; cont. brkfst., summer & winter packages; 295 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-5202WEBSITE
Willows Motel - small motel minutes to Williams College; cont. brkfst., cottage rental also; 480 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-5768 WEBSITE

Bascom Lodge on the summit of Mt. Greylock - seasonal rustic lodging; restaurant; located at the summit of Mt. Greylock, Adams, Ma. WEBSITE
Hawk Mountain Lodge - remote five room restored farmhouse; some rooms with shared bath; common room, see Zoar Outdoor Adventures, Charlemont, 800-532-7483 WEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions

MASS MoCA - contemporary art museum in downtown North Adams; guided tours, cafe, gift shop; 87 Marshall St., North Adams, 413-662-2111WEBSITE
Houghton Mansion - tours and all night ghost hunts by reservation; 172 Church St., North Adams, 413-663-0270WEBSITE
North Adams Museum of History and Science - limited hours; located in Western Gateway Heritage State Pk., Bld.5A, State St., North Adams, 413-664-4700WEBSITE
Western Gateway Heritage State Park - urban park w/historical exhibits; 115 State St., Bldg. 4, North Adams, 413-663-6312WEBSITE
Mass College of Liberal Arts - state liberal arts college in downtown North Adams; 375 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-5000WEBSITE
Natural Bridge State Park - naturally formed white marble arch; 107 Natural Bridge Rd., North Adams, 413-663-6392 WEBSITE
Mohawk Trail - scenic driving routes through Berkshires area; regional informationWEBSITE
Windsor Lake Park - lake with smimming, boating, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing; town events; Bradley St./Kemp Ave., North Adams, 413-662-3000WEBSITE
Greylock Bowl & Golf - bowling alleys, indoor simulated golf; 41 Roberts Dr., North Adams, 413-663-3761WEBSITE
downstreetart.org - public art collaboration sponsoring summer events, open gallery nights, art installations in downtown North Adams WEBSITE
Map of downstreet art venues - online and printable map of downtown art venues, galleries, outdoor artwork; downstreetart.org WEBSITE
Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival - includes parade in North Adams as well as other Fall inspired events in the area; October WEBSITE
Williams College - historic New England liberal arts college in Berkshires; art museum on campus; 880 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-3131WEBSITE
Williams College Museum of Art - diverse collection; art education; 15 Lawrence Hall Dr. off of Rt.2; Williamstown, 413-597-2376WEBSITE
Williams College 62 Center for Theatre & Dance - performances, events, workshops; 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-2425WEBSITE
Images Cinema - non-proft movie theater showing variety of films; near shops & restaurants; 50 Spring St., Williamstown, 413-458-5612WEBSITE
Williamstown Film Festival - Fall event held at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, 413-458-1039WEBSITE
Williamstown Theater Festival - summer theater performed in the '62 Center for Theater & Dance, Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-5612WEBSITE
Williamstown Farmer's Market - seasonal farmer's market downtown near Williams CollegeWEBSITE
Clark Art Institute - art museum and educational center; large and diverse collection; 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303WEBSITE
Jiminy Peak Ski Resort - alpine skiing, snowboarding, all-season resort with lodging; 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, 413-738-5500WEBSITE
Berkshire East - family run ski area; alpine skiing and snowboarding; seasonal zipline; 66 Thunder Mtn. Rd., Charlemont, 413-339-6617WEBSITE
Ski Butternut - family friendly alpine skiing & snowboarding; also, tubing; 380 State Rd., Rt. 23, Great Barrington, 413-528-2000WEBSITE
Mt. Greylock State Reservation - summit road (closed in winter); seasonal lodge at summit; Visitors Ctr., 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough, 413-499-4262WEBSITE
Appalachian Trail - hiking path from Georgia to Maine; passes through several towns and peaks in the Berkshires; 413-528-8002WEBSITE
Edith Wharton Restoration at The Mount - Edith Wharton's forty-two room country home & gardens; tours available; May-Oct.; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, 413-551-5111WEBSITE
American Icon Passes - seasonal discount passes to 4 Berkshires museums WEBSITE
Yankee Candle - Lenox and Stockbridge candle stores; 475 Pittsfield Rd., Lenox, 413-499-3626 & 34A Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-3004WEBSITE
Yankee Candle Village - candles plus home decor, toys, candy, kids' books, Santa's Workshop; South Deerfield, Ma., 25 Greenfield Rd., 413- 665-0425WEBSITE
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Garden - tropical indoor butterfly and moth conservatory; 281 Greenfield Rd., South Greenfield, 413-665-2805WEBSITE
Tanglewood Music Center - summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra; outdoor concerts; 297 West St., Lenox, 413-637-1600WEBSITE
Jacob's Pillow Dance - outdoor dance performances; 358 George Carter Rd., Becket, 413-243-0745WEBSITE
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio - abstract art collection in estate setting; 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, 413-637-0166WEBSITE
Norman Rockwell Museum - works of Norman Rockwell; exhibits, events, museum shop, online store; 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-298-4100WEBSITE
Chesterwood - home of American sculptor, Daniel Chester French; national historic site, gardens, studio; 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, 413-298-3579WEBSITE
Hancock Shaker Village - seasonal recreated Shaker Village; costumed interpreters, craft demonstrations, farm animals, garden, short walking trails; cafe, shop, online store; entrance at 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-443-0188WEBSITE
Berkshire Museum - natural history and art museum; museum shop, children's programs; 39 South St. (Rt.7), Pittsfield, 413-443-7171WEBSITE
Colonial Theater - performing arts theater; part of the Berkshire Theater Group; 111 South St., Pittsfield, 413-997-4444WEBSITE
Barrington Stage Company - theater company with year round plays, musicals; new works and youth theater; 30 Union St., Pittsfield, 413-236-8888WEBSITE
Pittsfield State Forest - hiking, fishing, auto road; 1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, 413-442-8992WEBSITE
Zoar Outdoor Adventures - white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, zip-line tours; five room lodge, camp sites, tents; Charlemont, 413-339-4010WEBSITE
Shakespeare & Co. - performances, workshops; multiple stages on grounds, cafe, picnic area; 70 Kemble St., Lenox, 413-637-3353WEBSITE
Berkshire Theater Festival - three venues, part of Berkshire Theater Group; 83 East Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5576WEBSITE
Berkshire Botanical Garden - seasonal gardens, year round lectures & workshops; 5 West Stockbridge Rd., 413-298-3926WEBSITE
Lee Premium Outlets - outdoor outlet mall; 17 Premium Outlets Blvd.(off Rt.20), Lee, 413-243-8186WEBSITE
Savoy Mountain State Forest - hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, hunting; 260 Central Shaft Rd., Florida, Ma., 413-663-8469WEBSITE
DAR State Forest - swimming, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing; 78 Cape St., Goshen, 413-268-7098 WEBSITE
Beartown State Forest - year round state park; swimming, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling; 69 Blue Hill Rd., Monterey, Ma., 413-528-0904WEBSITE
Clarksburg State Park and Forest - hiking, hunting, camping; 1199 Middle Rd., Clarksburg, 413-664-8345WEBSITE
Housatonic River Walk - walkway along Housatonic River in downtown Great BarringtonWEBSITE
Monroe State Forest - rugged hiking in bear country; Dunbar Brook Trail; Tilda Hill Rd., Monroe, 413-339-5504 (Mohawk Trail State Forest) WEBSITE
Mahaiwe Theater - performing arts theater; theater, dance, concerts, movies; Great Barrington, 413-528-0100WEBSITE
Monument Mountain Reservation - rugged hiking, hunting; Rt. 7, Great Barrington, 413-298-3239WEBSITE
Bish Bash Falls State Park - waterfall next to Mt. Washington State Forest; Mt. Washington, 413-528-0330WEBSITE
October Mountain State Forest - camping and hiking (includes Appalachian Trail) near Tanglewood; 317 Woodland Rd., Lee, 413-243-1778 WEBSITE
Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln's Georgian Revival mansion; 1005 Hildene Rd., Manchester, Vermont, 802-362-1788WEBSITE

Close Encounters with Music - Berkshire area classical & jazz concerts; several at Mahaiwe Hall, Great Barrington WEBSITE
BerkShares - local currency with 5% discount accepted at specific businesses; some restrictions; supports non-profits, encourages support of local business WEBSITE

Kids

MASS MoCA - contemporary art museum in downtown North Adams; guided tours, cafe, gift shop; 87 Marshall St., North Adams, 413-662-2111WEBSITE
Houghton Mansion - tours and all night ghost hunts by reservation; 172 Church St., North Adams, 413-663-0270WEBSITE
North Adams Museum of History and Science - limited hours; located in Western Gateway Heritage State Pk., Bld.5A, State St., North Adams, 413-664-4700WEBSITE
Western Gateway Heritage State Park - urban park w/historical exhibits; 115 State St., Bldg. 4, North Adams, 413-663-6312WEBSITE
Mass College of Liberal Arts - state liberal arts college in downtown North Adams; 375 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-5000WEBSITE
Natural Bridge State Park - naturally formed white marble arch; 107 Natural Bridge Rd., North Adams, 413-663-6392 WEBSITE
Mohawk Trail - scenic driving routes through Berkshires area; regional informationWEBSITE
Windsor Lake Park - lake with smimming, boating, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing; town events; Bradley St./Kemp Ave., North Adams, 413-662-3000WEBSITE
Greylock Bowl & Golf - bowling alleys, indoor simulated golf; 41 Roberts Dr., North Adams, 413-663-3761WEBSITE
downstreetart.org - public art collaboration sponsoring summer events, open gallery nights, art installations in downtown North Adams WEBSITE
Map of downstreet art venues - online and printable map of downtown art venues, galleries, outdoor artwork; downstreetart.org WEBSITE
Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival - includes parade in North Adams as well as other Fall inspired events in the area; October WEBSITE
Williams College - historic New England liberal arts college in Berkshires; art museum on campus; 880 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-3131WEBSITE
Williams College Museum of Art - diverse collection; art education; 15 Lawrence Hall Dr. off of Rt.2; Williamstown, 413-597-2376WEBSITE
Williams College '62 Center for Theatre & Dance - performances, events, workshops; 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-2425WEBSITE
Images Cinema - non-proft movie theater showing variety of films; near shops & restaurants; 50 Spring St., Williamstown, 413-458-5612WEBSITE
Williamstown Film Festival - Fall event held at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, 413-458-1039WEBSITE
Williamstown Theater Festival - summer theater performed in the '62 Center for Theater & Dance, Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-458-5612WEBSITE
Williamstown Farmer's Market - seasonal farmer's market downtown near Williams CollegeWEBSITE
Clark Art Institute - art museum and educational center; large and diverse collection; 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303WEBSITE
Jiminy Peak Ski Resort - alpine skiing, snowboarding, all-season resort with lodging; 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, 413-738-5500WEBSITE
Berkshire East - family run ski area; alpine skiing and snowboarding; seasonal zipline; 66 Thunder Mtn. Rd., Charlemont, 413-339-6617WEBSITE
Ski Butternut - family friendly alpine skiing & snowboarding; also, tubing; 380 State Rd., Rt. 23, Great Barrington, 413-528-2000WEBSITE
Mt. Greylock State Reservation - summit road (closed in winter); seasonal lodge at summit; Visitors Ctr., 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough, 413-499-4262WEBSITE
Appalachian Trail - hiking path from Georgia to Maine; passes through several towns and peaks in the Berkshires; 413-528-8002WEBSITE
Edith Wharton Restoration at The Mount - Edith Wharton's forty-two room country home & gardens; tours available; May-Oct.; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, 413-551-5111WEBSITE
American Icon Passes - seasonal discount passes to 4 Berkshires museums WEBSITE
Yankee Candle - Lenox and Stockbridge candle stores; 475 Pittsfield Rd., Lenox, 413-499-3626 & 34A Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-3004WEBSITE
Yankee Candle Village - candles plus home decor, toys, candy, kids' books, Santa's Workshop; South Deerfield, Ma., 25 Greenfield Rd., 413- 665-0425WEBSITE
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Garden - tropical indoor butterfly and moth conservatory; 281 Greenfield Rd., South Greenfield, 413-665-2805WEBSITE
Tanglewood Music Center - summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra; outdoor concerts; 297 West St., Lenox, 413-637-1600WEBSITE
Jacob's Pillow Dance - outdoor dance performances; 358 George Carter Rd., Becket, 413-243-0745WEBSITE
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio - abstract art collection in estate setting; 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, 413-637-0166WEBSITE
Norman Rockwell Museum - works of Norman Rockwell; exhibits, events, museum shop, online store; 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-298-4100WEBSITE
Chesterwood - home of American sculptor, Daniel Chester French; national historic site, gardens, studio; 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, 413-298-3579WEBSITE
Hancock Shaker Village - seasonal recreated Shaker Village; costumed interpreters, craft demonstrations, farm animals, garden, short walking trails; cafe, shop, online store; entrance at 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-443-0188WEBSITE
Berkshire Museum - natural history and art museum; museum shop, children's programs; 39 South St. (Rt.7), Pittsfield, 413-443-7171WEBSITE
Colonial Theater - performing arts theater; part of the Berkshire Theater Group; 111 South St., Pittsfield, 413-997-4444WEBSITE
Barrington Stage Company - theater company with year round plays, musicals; new works and youth theater; 30 Union St., Pittsfield, 413-236-8888WEBSITE
Pittsfield State Forest - hiking, fishing, auto road; 1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, 413-442-8992WEBSITE
Zoar Outdoor Adventures - white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, zip-line tours; 5 room lodge, camp sites, tents; Charlemont, 413-339-4010WEBSITE
Shakespeare & Co. - performances, workshops; multiple stages on grounds, cafe, picnic area; 70 Kemble St., Lenox, 413-637-3353WEBSITE
Berkshire Theater Festival - three venues, part of Berkshire Theater Group; 83 East Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5576WEBSITE
Berkshire Botanical Garden - seasonal gardens, year round lectures & workshops; 5 West Stockbridge Rd., 413-298-3926WEBSITE
Lee Premium Outlets - outdoor outlet mall; 17 Premium Outlets Blvd.(off Rt.20), Lee, 413-243-8186WEBSITE
Savoy Mountain State Forest - hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, hunting; 260 Central Shaft Rd., Florida, Ma., 413-663-8469WEBSITE
DAR State Forest - swimming, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing; 78 Cape St., Goshen, 413-268-7098 WEBSITE
Beartown State Forest - year round state park; swimming, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling; 69 Blue Hill Rd., Monterey, Ma., 413-528-0904WEBSITE
Clarksburg State Park and Forest - hiking, hunting, camping; 1199 Middle Rd., Clarksburg, 413-664-8345WEBSITE
Housatonic River Walk - walkway along Housatonic River in downtown Great BarringtonWEBSITE
Monroe State Forest - rugged hiking in bear country; Dunbar Brook Trail; Tilda Hill Rd., Monroe, 413-339-5504 (Mohawk Trail State Forest) WEBSITE
Mahaiwe Theater - performing arts theater; theater, dance, concerts, movies; Great Barrington, 413-528-0100WEBSITE
Monument Mountain Reservation - rugged hiking, hunting; Rt. 7, Great Barrington, 413-298-3239WEBSITE
Bish Bash Falls State Park - waterfall next to Mt. Washington State Forest; Mt. Washington, 413-528-0330WEBSITE
October Mountain State Forest - camping and hiking (includes Appalachian Trail) near Tanglewood; 317 Woodland Rd., Lee, 413-243-1778 WEBSITE
Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln's Georgian Revival mansion; 1005 Hildene Rd., Manchester, Vermont, 802-362-1788WEBSITE
Six Flags New England - large amusement park; rides, water park, events, concerts; 1623 Main St., Rte. 159, Agawam, 413-786-9300WEBSITE

Close Encounters with Music - Berkshire area classical & jazz concerts; several at Mahaiwe Hall, Great Barrington WEBSITE
BerkShares - local currency with 5% discount accepted at specific businesses; some restrictions; supports non-profits, encourages support of local business WEBSITE

Hudson's Art, Antiques & Collectibles at MASS MoCa, MASS MoCa Way, Downtown North Adams, Ma. Berkshire Emporium & Antiques, Main St., North Adams, Ma. Hardware, the gift shop at MASS MoCa, Mass MoCa Way, Downtown North Adams, Ma.

Eagle St. Music, Main St., North Adams, Ma. Press, Main St., North Adams, Ma.

Holiday Inn, Main St., Downtown North Adams, Ma. MCLA Gallery 51, Main St., North Adams, Ma.

Persnickety Toys, Eagle St., North Adams, Ma. Mia's Exchange Consignment Shop, Eagle St., North Adams, Ma.

Berkshire DeBre, Eagle St., North Adams, Ma. Brewhaha Cafe, Marshall St. off Main St., North Adams, Ma. Desperado's Fresh Mexican Grille, Eagle St., North Adams, Ma.

View of Berkshire Mountains from Downtown North Adams, Ma. Martha Flood Design, Eagle St., North Adams, Ma.

Nature's Closet, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. Where'd You Get That!?, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. School for Style, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma.

Tunnel Coffee, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. Shops at the Library, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. Purple Pub, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma.

Williams Shop, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. Spring St. at Williams College, Williamstown, Ma.

Goodmans' Jewelers, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. Harrison Gallery, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma. Ruby Sparks, Spring St., Williamstown, Ma.

Williams College, Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown, Ma. Williams College Museum of Art, Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown, Ma.