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What to do in the Berkshires?

luv2bake2 Aug 17, 2011 07:18 PM

We will be vacationing near the berkshires (Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, etc). Can anyone suggest good outings for us to do with the kids?
farms? pickings? amusement parks?

  1. The Chowhound Team Aug 18, 2011 09:18 AM

    Just a request that you keep the answers focused on food related outings rather than more general tourist stops. Thanks!

    1. Karl S Aug 18, 2011 05:19 AM

      Your query will likely get moved to the Southern New England Board, since it's far afield of Greater Boston.

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        RIfoodie29 Aug 18, 2011 04:26 AM

        It is worth the trip down to Great Barrington. Lots of good restuarants and a very nice mainstreet for walking around. Monument Mountain in Great Barrington is a nice hike. Then hit Barrington Brewing company for a quick beer and a sandwich. The steak and stout is always satisfying.

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        1. re: RIfoodie29
          teezeetoo Aug 18, 2011 05:23 AM

          SOCO ice cream in Great Barrington is a must. Norman Rockwell museum is grand. swimming at any of the little lakes (we like the one in Great Barrington, about a mile from main street, up a hill, has a little parking lot). Check on line for farms: there are several. Horse back riding lessons: up the road toward Bash Bish Falls, I think it's called Blue Star Farm, but, again, there are on line sites that will list Berkshire attractions. Breakfast at Martins in GB or Chez Rose I think it's called on Main Street in Lee, near a little motel. Don't miss a trip to Williamstown for the wonderful Clark Museum and the charm of the town itself.

          1. re: teezeetoo
            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Aug 19, 2011 11:43 AM

            I loved SoCo Creamery and also in Great Barrington is Route 7 Grill, which is a fun family BBQ restaurant with lots of locally sourced products.

            Route 7 Grill
            999 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230

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