The Berkshires

Join us in our Inn near Stockbridge, MA for a getaway to the Berkshires you won’t soon forget. Find out about the lovely nearby orchards, gardens and parks below or find out more here about what to do near our Berkshires inn.

ORCHARDS, GARDENS & PARKS

ORCHARDS

Bartlett’s Orchard
Berkshires Best Apples. Open all year. Pick your own apples. Bakery-Cider Donuts/Muffins/Pies. Cider/seasonal vegetables/pumpkins. We ship apples. (413) 698.2559. 575 Swamp Road, Richmond. http://berkshires.org/member/bartletts-orchard/

Hilltop Orchards
Beautiful 200 acre orchard, cider mill & winery. Farm winery store featuring varietal grape wines, ciders & bakery. Local produce, call for details. (413) 698.3301/ (800) 833.6274. Route 295, 508 Canaan Road, Richmond. http://www.hilltoporchards.com

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GARDENS

*Berkshire Botanical Garden
Explore display gardens, tropical greenhouse, woodland trail, gift shop. 10-5 daily, May-Oct. 14. (413) 298.3926. Rtes. 102 & 183, Stockbridge. http://www.berkshirebotanical.org

*Chesterwood
Home of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. Visit the studio, garden, woodland walk, museum shop. May-Oct, Daily 10-5. (413) 298.3579. 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge. http://www.chesterwood.org

*The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate and Gardens
Serene 50-acre estate w/exquisite formal gardens and elegant 1902 mansion designed by Edith Wharton. “Magnificent” – New York Times. (413) 637.1899/ (888) 637.1902. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. http://www.EdithWharton.org

*Naumkeag Museum and Gardens House
Designed by McKim, Mead & White for Choate family in 1885. Original art and furnishings. Famous gardens by Fletcher Steele. (413) 298.3239 Ext. 3000. Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge. http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/berkshires/naumkeag.html

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PARKS

Bash Bish Falls State Park
The state’s most dramatic waterfall. Cascading water tumbles through gorges and drops over 80 feet into a sparkling pool. 200 acres. (413) 528.0330. Falls Road, Mt. Washington. massparks@state.ma.us

Beartown State Forest
Offers swimming, fishing, boating and 12 campsites. Appalachian Trail intersects forest trails. 12,000 acres. (413) 528.0904. 69 Blue Hill Rd., Monterey. massparks@state.ma.us

Chester-Blandford State Forest
Offers picnicking at spectacular Sanderson Brook Falls, plus hiking, horseback riding, hunting and cross-country skiing. 2,308 acres. (413) 354.6347. Rte, 20, Chester. massparks@state.ma.us

*Kennedy Park
Across the street from Birchwood Inn. Town-owned and maintained hardwood forest with old carriage roads and 15 miles of groomed trails for hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing. Main St. /7A, Lenox.

Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area
Hiking, hunting, horseback riding and xc-skiing in one of the most scenic areas in Berkshire County. 1,158 acres. (413) 528.0330. Jug End Rd., Egremont. massparks@state.ma.us

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Mass. Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Anglers, hunters, hikers, boaters and wildlife watchers find outdoor adventure on wildlife lands and waters. Maps and events on our website. (413) 447.9789. http://www.mass.gov/masswildlife

Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
MA State Forests and Parks for listings of public parks, campgrounds, trails, beaches and other recreation/education activities. (413) 442.8928. http://www.mass.gov/dcr/

Mt. Everett State Reservation
Known for its spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Offers fishing, canoeing, hiking, and xc-skiing. 1,356 acres. (413) 528.0330. East St., Mt. Washington. massparks@state.ma.us

Mt. Greylock State Reservation
Major construction will close all roads and the summit through 2008. Bascom Lodge and the War Memorial Tower are also closed, but the Visitor Center in Lanesboro is open. Trails are open for hiking & mountain biking. Campers must backpack into campground & bring water. 12,500 acres. (413) 499.4262/ (413) 499.4263, Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough. http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/mgry.htm

Mt. Washington State Forest
Known for its spectacular scenery and views. Offers fishing and 30 miles of trails. 4,169 acres. (413) 528.0330. East St. Mt. Washington. massparks@state.ma.us

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Natural Bridge State Park
This scenic quarry features a rushing brook and steep gorge plus the only marble dam in North America. Offers fishing and hiking. 47 acres. (413) 663.6392. Rte. 8, North Adams,
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/forparks.htm

October Mountain State Forest
At 16,627 acres October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. Great for hiking, fishing and canoeing. (413) 243.1778. Woodland Rd., Lee. massparks@state.ma.us

Pittsfield State Forest
Surrounded by streams, waterfalls and flowering shrubs, 31 campsites. 10,000 acres. (413) 442.8992. Cascade St., Pittsfield. massparks@state.ma.us

Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake)
Six lakes are located within the forest. York Lake is popular for swimming, picnicking and boating. 7,785 acres. (413) 528.0904 (winter)/ (413) 229.8212 (summer). York Lake Rd., Sandisfield. massparks@state.ma.us

Savoy Mountain State Forest
Two ponds offer places to fish/swim/canoe. Miles of great trails & Tannery Falls. 11,118 acres. (413) 663.8469. Central Shaft Road, Rte. 116, Savoy. massparks@state.ma.us

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Tolland State Forest
Popular for swimming, boating and fishing on Otis Reservoir and miles of hiking trails. 10,305 acres. (413) 269.6002. 410 Tolland Rd., East Otis. massparks@state.ma.us

Wahconah Falls State Park
Offers scenic views of Wahconah Falls. Popular for picnicking, fishing and hiking. 104 acres. (413) 442.8992. Off Rte. 9/8A, Dalton. massparks@state.ma.us

Western Gateway Heritage State Park
This former railroad yard offers exhibits and programs explaining the building of 19th c. marvel the Hoosac Railroad Tunnel. (413) 663.6312. 115 State St., Building 4, North Adams.
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/listing.htm

Windsor State Forest
Great for swimming, fishing, hiking, biking & cross-country skiing. Windsor Jambs scenic gorge. 1,743 acres. (413) 268.7098. River Rd., Windsor. massparks@state.ma.us

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