Nestled within the rolling Appalachian mountains, the Berkshires breathes a calm, yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture. The Berkshires is comprised of picturesque towns filled with outdoor recreation, as well as farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fishing and golf. The Berkshires also provides shopping for unique items and antiques and a large outlet mall in Lee.
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, luxury resorts with full-service spas, and convenient hotels and motels.
Dining in the Berkshires is a series of undiscovered surprises that often surpass the highest expectations. The Berkshires attracts chefs and restaurateurs who are artists in their own right. The farm-to-table movement is alive and well, so diners get 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 along several lakes and ponds. It sits in the Farmington River Valley against gentle slopes of the Berkshire Range,. Otis was established as a town in 1810. It has a diverse landscape with elevations rising to more than 1,900 feet and the largest reservoir in the State of Massachusetts. The town is a haven for outdoor recreation having pleasant forests, open fields, cool streams, deep ponds and lakes and many wetlands.