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.
The Berkshires town of Peru is a bedroom community for the mills in Dalton, Pittsfield of Berkshire county, and the Hampden county cities Springfield and West Springfield. With the highest town center in Massachusetts, more than half of Peru is woodlands, including the Dorothy Frances Rice Wildlife Sanctuary. The only lake in Peru is the privately-owned Garnet Lake. Garnet Mountain Monument commemorates 15 soldiers who were killed in a plane crash on Garnet Mountain during World War II.
Peru, MA facts:
- Town Hall: 3 East Main Rd.
- Phone: (413) 655-8312
- Population: 821
- Settled/Inc’d: 1767
- Named for: Oliver Partridge (see note below)
- Elevation: 2,295′
- Demographic data: state.ma.us/