The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts, The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts

A walk back in time at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead

A windy driveway, along scenic byway Rt. 112 passes through gorgeous vistas of the surrounding Westfield Valley.  The valley is lined with old Maple trees and stonewalls and our destination that day ended in Cummington, Massachusetts at the boyhood home and later summer residence of William Cullen Bryant. Bryant was not only the most influential American poet in the first […]

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Train Ride in The Berkshires

On a Saturday morning as it always happens, our little one looked up from his breakfast plate and asked the question “What are we going to do today?”. We were spending a long weekend in The Berkshires. It had rained pretty hard the night before and our usual plan for a hike was out of the question, at least not […]

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Best Two Hours Spent in The Berkshires

Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts which is one of the oldest display gardens in the area, is the perfect way to spend a few hours in The Berkshires. The Garden has such a wonderful history and is the best spot if you are an avid gardener or just love flowers and herbs or if you are looking for a […]

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The Best Small Town in The Berkshires That is Well Deserved of its Name

Great Barrington, Massachusetts was named Best Small town by Smithsonian Magazine several years ago and if have ever visited, lived in, or even just passed by, then you would know why. Great Barrington is possibly the warmest town we have ever been to. And I’m not talking about temperature here. The people are welcoming and kind, always smiling and greeting […]

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Day Trip to Shelburne Falls and The Bridge of Flowers

I would often hear people talk about the Town of Shelburne Falls in Massachusetts and the Bridge of Flowers, so when on a late summer Saturday morning my husband suggested we go I was very excited.  A scenic drive coming from The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts brought us to a former one of a kind trolley bridge, now a beautiful […]

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Umpachene Falls – A Hidden Swimming Hole in The Berkshires

To be honest I thought we would never find Umpachene Falls in Southfied, Massachusetts when we set on our quest to find this trail. There was very little information on the internet about it the time and the directions were wildly unclear.  We wandered and wandered around the back roads of The Berkshires and when we were just about to […]

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Bash Bish Falls was named “Most Dangerous Tourist Atraction in US”

Bash Bish Falls is possibly the best known waterfalls in The Berkshires. They are the highest falls in the state and are located next to both Massachusetts’s Mouth Washington State Forest and New York’s Taconic State Park. The waterfall is at the mouth of a gorge formed during the last ice age. You can find Bash Bish falls here: The […]