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About Berkshires

Families that love New England weather and the great outdoors will have a wonderful time in the Berkshires. Take in the scenic landscape of western Massachusetts or indulge in the freshest of foods during your stay. Choose from a variety of Berkshires vacation rentals as your home away from home, and enjoy the perfect New England getaway. 

Climate

The climate of the Berkshires is typical New England weather: mild summers and snowy winters. August is the warmest month, with temperatures reaching 74 degrees Fahrenheit. In January, the daily average is about 27 degrees. The average snowfall in Berkshire County is 70 inches per year. Check the weather before your trip to the Berkshires so you can pack appropriately and always bring layers to stay warm. 

Transit

The Berkshires are an easy drive or bus ride from both Boston and New York. Having a car is the best way to get around the region, and rentals are available from many local companies. If you’re without a car, public transportation is also available in the area. The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides services for the 24 communities within the county and service is available daily for a nominal fare.

Things to do

Aside from enjoying their Berkshires vacation rentals, visitors have many options to stay occupied during a trip to this part of Massachusetts. With a mix of cultural attractions, historic sights and outdoor activities, this area has something for every member of the family. Some favorites include:

  • The Norman Rockwell Museum: It houses the world’s largest collection of Norman Rockwell’s original art, and gives visitors a look into the life and legacy of this artist. 
  • Tanglewood: Spread your blanket out and catch a show at this music venue. It’s the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and boasts an impressive lineup of musicians and performers each year.
  • Ioka Valley Farm: This is a wonderful option for families with kids looking for some New England charm. It includes a playground, sandboxes, a hay tunnel, and tons of friendly animals.
  • Outdoor activities: Take a beautiful hike up to the peak of Monument Mountain, or walk the trails of Mount Greylock State Reservation, the first state park in Massachusetts. Ziplining and waters sports are also perfect activities for those looking for a bit more adventure. Berkshire East Canopy Tours offers lots of great zipline rides and tours. 
  • The Mount: This National ...

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