The Berkshires summer vacation is one of a kind. The beaches have fresh water and plenty of stones instead of sand. You can hike the Appalachian Mountains, canoe, ski, ride horses, zip line, go fishing, whitewater rafting or attend music festivals at Tanglewood. The Berkshires have a plethora of attractions including Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and The Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts.

WHERE TO STAY: Stonover Farm in Lenox. The property includes a farmhouse, cottage and schoolhouse that have found new life as a bed and breakfast full of style and charm. Children will love the hay barn and duck pond.

WHERE TO EAT: Baba Louies Pizza in Pittsfield. Their pizza is delicious and as an added bonus, is also organic.

WHAT TO DO: Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Kids will love the aquarium and hands-on exhibits of the Berkshire Museum.

HOW TO GET THERE: You can get to The Berkshires by land or air (helicopters are usually accommodated).

Insider Tip: Consider visiting in late spring when the weather is more than lovely and the crowds are nonexistent.


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