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Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

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Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

We will be staying at Hancock Vacation Village for a week in July. There doesn't seem enough to occupy a whole week in the Berkshires (we will be with a 4 month old so certain activities are a bit limited). Any places that are a day trips distance from there that we could check out or any suggestions of things to do in the Berkshires would be great!

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1. Re: Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

Yeah, there is not a lot to do out there. Here are a couple of ideas

Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield, MA

Yankee Candal - http://www.yankeecandle.com/cgi-bin/ycbvp/ycContent.jsp?page=%2fNavigation%2fNon+Product+Left%2fAbout+Yankee+Candle%2fVisit+a+Flagship+Store%2fFlagship+Store

Tanglewood - www.bso.org/bso/index.jsp?id=bcat5240070

Old Sturbridge Village - http://www.osv.org/

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2. Re: Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

Yankee Candle link didn't post well. Try this...

www.yankeecandle.com/cgi-bin/ycbvp/retail.jsp

Click "visit our Flagship Stores" on the left nav

then

"Yankee Candle South Deerfield" on the left

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3. Re: Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

Thanks...I'll look into all of those.

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4. Re: Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

Those are good suggestions - here are some more:

Northampton is a very nice place to walk around, shop and grab a bite to eat. Probably an hour and a half drive from Hancock. I'd recommend finding your way to route 20 east, turning left on 112 in Huntington, MA and then a right onto route 66 straight into Northampton - it's a very nice drive through the country.

After you visit Northampton you can hop on route 91 north to get to the Yankee Candle Factory (if you're into that sort of thing - there's also a car museum and a butterfly place right there) or head over to Amherst which is also a nice town.

In the Berkshires, Great Barrington is also a great place to walk around.

The Trustees manage some very nice trails, scenic area etc. in the Berkshires (some work with strollers) http://www.thetrustees.org

You are also near Mass Moca - a great contemporay art museum http://www.massmoca.org/ - the Clarke Museum and the Norman Rockwell museum.

The Mount - Edith Wharton's onetime estate in Lenox - is also open to the public and is has a garden that you can tour in addition to the house:

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g41639-d10…

You could also get dinner at a very unique restaurant in the middle of the woods in Becket - the Dream Away Lodge. The restuarnat has very nice grounds - with benches, hammocks, a fire pit etc. - where you could hang out with baby while waiting for your food to arrive.

Before you come in July, I'd also suggest checking the calendar section of the Berkshire Eagle to see what's going on:

http://www.berkshireeeagle.com

Dan

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5. Re: Day trips from the Berkshires in the summer

Sorry - this is the correct URL for the Eagle:

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/

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