Berkshire Botanical Gardens
15 minutes/9.2 miles
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262
The Botanical Garden is designed to demonstrate the variety of flora that can be grown in Berkshire County, as well as to show the interface between gardening and art. The Berkshire Botanical Gardens are open year round, offering workshops, demonstrations and public programs on all aspects of the gardening art, founded in 1934. Open Daily.
Berkshire East Canopy Tours
1 hour, 10 minutes/38 miles
66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA 01339
One company, three tours, New England's largest zip destination. Featured by USA Today as one of the "top 10 zip lines" in the United States! Choose from one of three great zip line canopy tours: Base Tour, it's introductory course; Mountain Top Tour, comprising 7 zip lines, 2 lovely hikes, 2 great ski lift rides and towers 45' in the air; and the Valley Jump, its most advanced tour.
Berkshire International Film Festival
PO BOX 237, Great Barrington, MA 01230
The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFFMA or "The BIFF") has become a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases not only the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films but also offers lively panel discussions and special events focusing on filmmakers and talented artists. The Berkshire International Film Festival is for filmmakers and film lovers alike to be entertained, educated and inspired. BIFF seeks to celebrate independent film and to recognize and pay tribute to accomplished artists on both sides of the camera in the international, national and regional film community.
New England Rafting
1 hour, 10 minutes/38 miles
7 Main Street, Charlemont, MA 01339
Since 1989, Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water rafting trips, kayaking clinics, zip line canopy tours, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and bike rentals for adventurers of all abilities. Zoar Outdoor’s whitewater rafting trips range from family rafting fun to high-adventure Class IV white water rafting - from high-water springtime adventures to dam-controlled runs in the summer and fall river trips that showcase the spectacular foliage of the Berkshires.
Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
8 minutes/3.3 miles
472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
Pleasant Valley’s thriving beaver population is one of the many fascinating features of this sanctuary. When you walk along Yokun Brook, take note of the "lodges" assembled from tree branches and mud, where these nocturnal creatures spend their days. Salamander migrations are a major spring event along West Mountain Road. Seven miles of trails that wind through hardwood forest, meadows, wetlands, and along the slopes of Lenox Mountain make this site an excellent location for hiking. Canoe trips are offered regularly on the Housatonic River and area lakes from mid-May through Columbus Day.
The Beacon Cinema
13 minutes/6 miles
57 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
The smell of movie popcorn is wafting along North Street again. The Beacon Cinema offers a high-tech, all-digital, large-screen theater experience.
Lee Premium Outlets
13 minutes/7 miles
50 Water Street, Lee, MA 01238
The only outlet center in Western Massachusetts offering over 60 designer, brand-name stores with savings of 25-65% off retail. Featuring top brands like Coach Factory, Calvin Klein, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour and many more.