The Massachusetts Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That's So Worth The Journey
The emphasis here is less on “middle of nowhere” and more on “journey.” Pittsfield is flanked by some pretty awesome spots like Lenox and Lanesborough, but a trip to the Western edge of Massachusetts is going to be a hike for for most of the state’s adventurers.
Read on to learn more about why this Berkshire town is a the day trip destination you’ve been waiting for.
Pittsfield is a far-flung town with plenty to natural beauty and fun stuff to do.
It's a close-knit community surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and rolling hills.
Pittsfield may have a population of about 43,000, but it still feels like a small town.
Start the day off with the perfect breakfast or brunch at Dottie's Coffee Lounge.
444 North Street, Pittsfield
For the perfect blend of delicious dining and picturesque views, stop by the Hancock Shaker Village.
It’s a living museum that brings the world of the Shakers to life through farm-fresh food, great musical events and family-friends activities.
You’ll learn all about life on an old-fashioned farm and even have the chance to try out some goat yoga!
Drop by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield for a dose of art, history and natural science, including an aquarium of native and exotic creatures.
If you're craving some outdoor time, out Pittsfield State Forest to go waterfall or mushroom hunting.
Eat on North is a great option for a hearty lunch or dinner right in a boutique hotel.
Their skillet mac and cheese with bacon is to die for.
After dinner, catch a show at the stunning Colonial Theater. They put on everything from the classics to roaringly funny comedy nights.
111 South Street, Pittsfield
You won't regret a single moment you spend in this awesome Berkshire town.
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