Visiting The Berkshires

great barrington

A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to visit his family in Great Barrington, MA—part of the southern Berkshires. I’ve been only once before—in the summer when it was very hot. So it was really nice being there in the Fall this time, among the mountains and changing leaves. Most of them had already dropped, but there were pockets of crimson, ochre, and orange to be had. So we went on a lot of walks, and naturally, I took a lot of nature pics. Here are a few to give you a sense of what the #1 small town in America looks like right now.

Clark Museum

One of the highlights was a trip to The Clark Institute, an art museum in nearby Williamstown. It consists of two buildings connected by hiking trails. The main building is under construction and I can’t wait to go back and check it out next year.

I also loved walking through the Great Barrington neighborhood of “the rich and famous”. Most of the homes are huge yet quaint, and very New Englandy looking. I didn’t get a great shot of Chris Noth’s house—or I would have posted it.

great barrington homes

Our main hike was at Beartown State Forest in nearby Monterey. We walked along the Benedict Pond Loop, and I was relieved not to see any bears.

great barrington hikes

I can only imagine how beautiful this area was a few weeks before. I think next year we’ll plan to go a little earlier and see Autumn full-on.

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