The mountainous area of Western Massachusetts known as the Berkshires is one of those magical places that’s gorgeous any time of year, and is chock-full of nature excursions, cultural activities, and superb food and drink. While places like Tanglewood and MASS MoCA tend to get all the glory (and for good reason—they’re awesome), there are also countless under-the-radar spots that are worth exploring. Here are eight of them.
1. Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
2. Chocolate Springs
3. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
4. Bascom Lodge
7. Shaker Dam Coffeehouse & Stanmeyer Gallery
8. Wandering Star Brewery
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