Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fishing and golf. The Berkshires also provides shopping for both unique items and antiques, as well as your everyday desires.
Culture abounds in the Berkshires. World renowned attractions include Tanglewood (Lenox, MA), summer home of the Boston Symphony; the Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA); the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA); the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (“MassMoca”) (North Adams, MA); and Jacob’s Pillow (Becket, MA), home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.
The area offers accommodations of every variety, including boutique inns, quaint bed and breakfasts, a luxury resorts with full-service spas, and convenient hotels and motels.
Dining in the Berkshires is a series of undiscovered surprises that often surpasses the highest expectations. A crossroads of culture, the Berkshires attracts chefs and restaurateurs who are, in no uncertain terms, artists in their own right. The farm-to-table movement is alive and well in the Berkshires so diners get the chance to sample a variety of local produce, cheeses, meats and more. Ask the locals to name their favorite Berkshire restaurants and you’ll end up with a lengthy list of worthy choices.
THE TOWN OF OTIS
The Town of Otis is located in the southeast portion of Berkshire County, nestled quaintly along several lakes and ponds, against gentle slopes of the Berkshire Range, and in the Farmington River Valley. Otis was established as a town in 1810. It has a diverse landscape with elevations rising to more than 1,900 feet, a large water body reservoir, and open space lands. The Town is a haven for outdoor recreation having pleasant forests, open fields, cool streams, deep ponds and lakes, and nurturing wetlands.