Places to Visit in Massachusetts
Williamstown is a quaint little town for visitors to the Berkshires. The town is located in western Massachusetts near the Vermont and New York borders. The peaceful region is scenic, beautiful and inspiring. Nestled in the Berkshires, Williamstown has historical and entertaining attractions and events. It is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast while at the same time quiet and peaceful enough to sit on the verandah and read a book. Whether you are looking for a place to rejuvenate or a place for excitement, you will find it here.
Williamstown is home to the Chapin Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts. The library houses a number of rare editions of historical documents including the Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence along with a collection of rare books. Williams College is located in Williamstown that has a reputation of being one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. Located at the college is the Williams College Museum of Art. Its unusual art collection is both amusing and entertaining.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institutes collection is just the opposite of the college’s collection. The institute’s collection consists of Italian Renaissance and French Impressionist paintings. The Williamstown Jazz Festival is a popular attraction during the spring. In the summer months, the Williamstown Theater Festival located in the Berkshires produces several productions that are open to the public. Travelers will find a variety in Berkshire’s lodging. One of the favorites in Williamstown is the Williams Inn.
The cozy Inn is family-owned, the staff is friendly and free Internet is provided. The facility prepares three meals every day for the convenience of its guests. Some of the Berkshire lodging amenities include dining options, activities, WiFi, pools, saunas and tubs. Choose from lodging with a historical presence, hometown comfort or modern-day extravagance. Many people enjoy the 3-mile round trip hike to nearby Pine Cobble. The view from the summit is spectacular. Every direction you look is scenic and different. The trailhead is a short drive from town with the hike rated as medium difficulty.
At Field Farm, view Mount Greylock across a valley from modernist housing. Mosey along the pathways past meadows, marshes and a beautifully landscaped garden adorned by sculptures. There are several scenic attractions surrounding Williamstown. Hopkins Memorial Forest offers a leisurely easy walk through the woods. The perfect place to finish your adventures is to spend some time at Intouch Day Spa. Sit back, relax and enjoy the personal pampering the day spa provides. Visit the local shops full of mountain treasures before leaving the area.