Oct. 12, 2013 Article by Dave Read Views of the gardens at Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA and surrounding landscape on an overcast October afternoon during the fall foliage season in the Berkshires. It was the country estate of New York lawyer and politician Joseph Hodges Choate. Stanford White, the famous architect designed it in 1885 […]Continue reading Naumkeag gardens Stockbridge, MA
How to get to the Berkshires
Here are inks for local and regional public transportation depots and stops, plus where to get Peter Pan bus and Amtrak train schedules and tickets: how to get to the Berkshires.
May 11, 2016 Article by Dave Read If you want to go for a hike in Berkshire county, you can access the Berkshires section of the Appalachian Trail, which wends its way from Connecticut through to Vermont. According to AMCBerkshire.org, there are 15 campsites and shelters along the portion of the trail. Privys and water […]Continue reading Berkshires Appalachian trail map
Photos from a hike to Upper Goose Pond along the Appalachian Trail, near Becket, MA May 2008.Continue reading Upper Goose Pond, Appalachian Trail, near Becket, MA
Jan. 02, 2015 Article by Dave Read Piretti Sports has been building and maintaining tennis courts and other types of athletic surfaces in the Berkshires for more than thirty years. We build and re-surface running tracks, in-line skating rinks, basketball courts, golf tees, putting greens, bocce courts, and volleyball courts. As U.S.P.T.A. tennis professionals, we […]Continue reading Piretti Sports and tennis court supplies
Article by Dave Read Facebook Twitter Skiing is a favorite activity in the Berkshires and has been an important component of the local tourism industry for as long as Tanglewood has been. In 1935, the first of the famous “ski trains” left Grand Central Station in New York bound for Bousquet’s in Pittsfield, MA, where […]Continue reading Berkshires skiing
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Bicycling in the Berkshires is getting better for visitors and locals because of the development by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation of the The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, which is overseen locally by the Berkshire Bike Path Council. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) and the Berkshire Bike path Council (BBPC) help […]Continue reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail