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The Berkshires of western Massachusetts make up some of the roughest and most spectacular terrain in southern New England, offering some fine skiing and riding. Multiple resorts comprise the region, including Jiminy Peak, Berkshire East, Ski Butternut, Catamount, Otis Ridge and Ski Bousquet. When the lifts aren’t spinning, resort activities include mountain biking, hiking, adventure parks and more.

Mount Greylock, 3,491 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in the state and offers more than 70 miles of trails, including 11.5 miles of the Appalachian Trail. A number of rivers in the region deliver whitewater-rafting opportunities with a choice between making your way down the Kennebec, Deerfield, Millers or West Rivers. Other summer activities include golfing, horseback riding and fishing.

Historic Sites In The Berkshires

As a waypoint for Colonial America, the Berkshires are rife and rich with history. Then, as now, it is a place for inspiration and knowledge. Historic sites include: Arrowhead, the home of Moby Dick author Herman Melville, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield (413-442-1793; http://www.mobydick.org). Full Article

General Electric Athletic Association (GEAA)

(413-443-5746) 303 Crane Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Located in the heart of Pittsfield, this is a 9-hole, par 36 course. Par 36

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Skyline Country Club

(413-445-5584;; http://www.skyline-cc.com) 405 South Main (Route 7), Lanesboro 01237. This 18-hole public course is known for its rolling terrain and breathtaking views, including a particularly excellent one of Mt. Greylock. The clubhouse features a restaurant with a pub menu.

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  • Jiminy Peak Climbing Wall

    Try your hand at the rock climbing wall at Jiminy Peak (413-738-5500; http://www.jiminypeak.com) in Hancock, with automatic belay line and routes that suit a range of skill, beginners or experienced. Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Cranwell Resort and Golf Course

    (413-637-1364; http://www.cranwell.com) 55 Lee Road (Route 20), Lenox, MA 01240. At 18 holes, this is the largest golf school in the Northeast. The irrigated course was built in 1926 by Wayne Styles and John Van Kleek. A 100-year-old Tudor Mansion stands as a centerpiece. Three restaurants offer a choice of dining experiences. Driving range, pro shop, full service spa. Par 70. Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Jacob's Pillow, Cultural Cushion

    In the Berkshires you will find inns and B&Bs in rustic, antique-filled Colonial homes; turn-of-the-century mansions with majestic fireplaces and canopy beds. Cultural attractions abound like Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Historic Sites In The Berkshires

    As a waypoint for Colonial America, the Berkshires are rife and rich with history. Then, as now, it is a place for inspiration and knowledge. Historic sites include: Arrowhead, the home of Moby Dick author Herman Melville, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield (413-442-1793; http://www.mobydick.org). Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • General Electric Athletic Association (GEAA)

    (413-443-5746) 303 Crane Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Located in the heart of Pittsfield, this is a 9-hole, par 36 course. Par 36 Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Skyline Country Club

    (413-445-5584;; http://www.skyline-cc.com) 405 South Main (Route 7), Lanesboro 01237. This 18-hole public course is known for its rolling terrain and breathtaking views, including a particularly excellent one of Mt. Greylock. The clubhouse features a restaurant with a pub menu. Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Jiminy Peak's Mountain Adventure Park

    With the Alpine Super Slide, the Mountain Coaster, the Giant Swing, the Euro-bungy trampoline, a rock climbing wall, a bounce house, and mini-golf, Jiminy Peak's Mountain Adventure Park offers endless fun for adults and children alike. New this year is a ropes course for kids ages five and older, and the Spider Web inflatable slide. Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Berkshires: Parks For Your Picnics

    Mt. Greylock has picnic areas with panoramic views; Wahconah Falls State Park has beautiful falls; Onota and Pontoosuc Lakes in Pittsfield have picnic areas with grills and rest areas; Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams offers picnic areas with restrooms, grills, and picnic tables (per vehicle entrance fee). Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Pontoosuc Lake Country Club

    (413-445-4217) Ridge Avenue/Kirkwood Drive, Pittsfield, MA 01201. The scenic 18-hole course passes the clubhouse at several intervals, making it convenient to stop for refreshment. Pontoosuc is a par 70 course that extends over more than 100 acres. It is a public course; call 413-445-4543 for tee time. Clubhouse restaurant. Par 70. Full Article

    1st May 2009

  • Seeing The Berkshires By Bike

    The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail (ASH-oo-will-ti-cook) is an 11-mile paved trail on the former railroad corridor of the Pittsfield/Cheshire line to Adams. It is a perfect place for biking, jogging, in-line skating, or just a pleasant stroll. For more information, call the local office of the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation: 413-442-8928. Full Article

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