The highlands known as The Berkshires are situated in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut and are some of the best-known tourist attractions in the region. With impressive mountains, scenic hills, and beautiful autumn foliage, experiencing a vacation in The Berkshires is one of the best ways to get to know one of the Northeast's most beautiful regions.
After you've checked into your hotel in the Berkshires, dive right into your vacation with a visit to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Located in a converted factory in nearby North Adams, this unique space is one of the largest and most notable spaces for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. This museum's 100,000 square feet of space hosts a rotation of exhibitions from artists from around the world. When you're done exploring the Berkshires' ample art scene, get intimate with nature in the area's extensive wild spaces. One of the standouts is the Mt. Everett State Reservation, a 1,356-acre natural space in the southwest corner of the state. In addition to climbing to this mountain's summit, Mt. Everett offers its visitors picnicking and the chance to explore the 90-mile Appalachian Trail that wanders through the site.
Tourists planning their Berkshires vacations should prepare for the annual festivals in the region. For instance, the nearby Bay State Winter Games showcases some of winter's best sports, including ice skating, skiing, and more. Summer's annual Berkshire Arts Festival in July displays some of the works of some of the region's most innovative visual artists and allows visitors the chance to purchase many works.
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