|Massachusetts - THE BERKSHIRES
If you'd like to experience the true rural nature of New
England with the convenience of a sophisticated community,
the Bershires are the place for you.
Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony and
presents Pops concerts as well jazz, folk and rock 'n'
roll. Picnickers are welcome and the atmosphere is relaxed
The world's largest contemporary arts center, MASS MoCa
is set in an historic mill complex in North Adams. And
there are two world-class museums over in Williamstown:
The Sterling and the Francine Clark Art Institute which
boast breathtaking collections of impressionists, masters
and sculpture. The theatre scene is lively year-round,
but in the summer there are summer stock productions and
theatre festivals including a famous Shakespeare festival.
In Stockbridge you can visit the largest collection of
Norman Rockwell originals in the world. The Shaker Village
in Hancock will give you an intimate look at the fascinating
lifestyle of this extinct sect.
For a truly relaxing atmosphere in an historic setting
with enough attractions and activities to satisfy everyone
your party, western Massachusetts offers an in-depth look
at life in New England from our earliest days to the present.