Elise’s guidebook

Elise
Elise’s guidebook

Art

Famous spot for modern art. This industrial space houses one of the largest collections for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. They also host some great musical events and festivals.
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MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
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Famous spot for modern art. This industrial space houses one of the largest collections for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. They also host some great musical events and festivals.
This museum holds the worlds largest collection of Rockwell's original art. His studio is also part of the museum. Located in Sturbridge, where Rockwell lived for the last 25 years of his life, this museum is a must see.
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
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This museum holds the worlds largest collection of Rockwell's original art. His studio is also part of the museum. Located in Sturbridge, where Rockwell lived for the last 25 years of his life, this museum is a must see.
This museum has a number pieces from well known artists, it is a hidden gem!
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
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This museum has a number pieces from well known artists, it is a hidden gem!

Historical

A Nation Historic Landmark, the home of famous author, Edith Wharton. Tours of the house and gardens are available. Spooky ghost tours take place during the fall.
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street
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A Nation Historic Landmark, the home of famous author, Edith Wharton. Tours of the house and gardens are available. Spooky ghost tours take place during the fall.
The Herman Melville house - where the author lived from 1850-1863. Visit the grounds for free, or take a guided tour through the house.
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Arrowhead Museum
780 Holmes Road
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The Herman Melville house - where the author lived from 1850-1863. Visit the grounds for free, or take a guided tour through the house.
This old hotel is full of history and quirky decor. Good luck being sneaky in these old creaky hallways - but it's worth it for the bizarre artifacts and furniture throughout. Upscale dining, or pub fare, something for everyone at this historic staple.
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The Red Lion Inn
30 Main Street
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This old hotel is full of history and quirky decor. Good luck being sneaky in these old creaky hallways - but it's worth it for the bizarre artifacts and furniture throughout. Upscale dining, or pub fare, something for everyone at this historic staple.
Great in the spring for baby animals, the summer and fall are good times to visit, as well! Beautiful architecture and landscape. Good for kids and adults.
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Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street
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Great in the spring for baby animals, the summer and fall are good times to visit, as well! Beautiful architecture and landscape. Good for kids and adults.

Eateries and Foodie Spots

Apple picking and fresh cider doughnuts! Worth a stop if you are looking for some local foods or edible gifts to take home with you, and especially if you are heading to West Stockbridge - despite it's unappealing name, Swamp Road is stunning!
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Bartlett's Orchard
575 Swamp Road
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Apple picking and fresh cider doughnuts! Worth a stop if you are looking for some local foods or edible gifts to take home with you, and especially if you are heading to West Stockbridge - despite it's unappealing name, Swamp Road is stunning!
The best coffee around, and delicious food to boot. Kitchen closes up shop at 2pm, good for breakfast and lunch. Great atmosphere and lots of room.
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Dottie's Coffee Lounge
444 North Street
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The best coffee around, and delicious food to boot. Kitchen closes up shop at 2pm, good for breakfast and lunch. Great atmosphere and lots of room.
This spot is great for the architecture and beer selection. Located in one of the old Crane Paper factory buildings (the company that makes the paper for our US dollars, founded in 1801), the exposed beams and construction is a marvel. Good food, and great atmosphere. Check the website for live music and other events!
Shire Breu-Hous
63 Flansburg Ave
This spot is great for the architecture and beer selection. Located in one of the old Crane Paper factory buildings (the company that makes the paper for our US dollars, founded in 1801), the exposed beams and construction is a marvel. Good food, and great atmosphere. Check the website for live music and other events!
Great spot for a low key lunch or breakfast! Delicious crepes, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Local art on display is for sale, so you might walk out with something unexpected. Thrift and antique shops within walking distance make this cafe even more worth while.
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Starving Artist Creperie and Cafe
40 Main Street
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Great spot for a low key lunch or breakfast! Delicious crepes, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Local art on display is for sale, so you might walk out with something unexpected. Thrift and antique shops within walking distance make this cafe even more worth while.
Local hangout for great food and atmosphere. Catch some live music from local performers while you sip a cocktail at the bar; check their website for who's playing!
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Mission
438 North Street
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Local hangout for great food and atmosphere. Catch some live music from local performers while you sip a cocktail at the bar; check their website for who's playing!

Neighborhoods

A few great antique shops, coffee shops, an historic general store, and a book store. This quaint neighborhood is worth a wander - I recommend approaching it via Swamp Road, for a very scenic drive!
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West Stockbridge
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A few great antique shops, coffee shops, an historic general store, and a book store. This quaint neighborhood is worth a wander - I recommend approaching it via Swamp Road, for a very scenic drive!
The neighborhood where routes 7 and 102 intersect (where the Red Lion Inn is) is a great place to stroll around. Local shops and historic buildings line this stretch of road. Be sure the check out the Red Lion Inn, and the Norman Rockwell museum, which is a five minute drive from here.
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Stockbridge
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The neighborhood where routes 7 and 102 intersect (where the Red Lion Inn is) is a great place to stroll around. Local shops and historic buildings line this stretch of road. Be sure the check out the Red Lion Inn, and the Norman Rockwell museum, which is a five minute drive from here.

Outdoors

This is a beautiful waterfall and river with trails of easy to moderate difficulty. You can swim or wade in the river. Composting toilets/changing room and parking on site.
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Wahconah Falls State Park
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This is a beautiful waterfall and river with trails of easy to moderate difficulty. You can swim or wade in the river. Composting toilets/changing room and parking on site.
An 11 mile path that is mostly flat and paved. Great for a stroll, a bike ride, running or rollerblading! Take a left out of the driveway and head north on Old State Rd about 3/4 of a mile, where the rail trail crosses the road. A right will take you to the start of the trail, about two miles, and a left will take you about 9 miles North if you follow it all the way! Beautiful mountain and water views. You'll' go by the spot where the photo on the front of this book was taken ;)
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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
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An 11 mile path that is mostly flat and paved. Great for a stroll, a bike ride, running or rollerblading! Take a left out of the driveway and head north on Old State Rd about 3/4 of a mile, where the rail trail crosses the road. A right will take you to the start of the trail, about two miles, and a left will take you about 9 miles North if you follow it all the way! Beautiful mountain and water views. You'll' go by the spot where the photo on the front of this book was taken ;)
Hiking trails and beautiful views.
Balance Rock State Park
Hiking trails and beautiful views.
Accessed via Cascade Street, off of West Street in Pittsfield. Great hiking, mountain bike trails, and beautiful views. Taking a drive through the park is also a great way to enjoy it - the views from the top are stunning. Lulu brook is a good place for swimming and wading on a hot day.
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Pittsfield State Forest
1041 Cascade St
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Accessed via Cascade Street, off of West Street in Pittsfield. Great hiking, mountain bike trails, and beautiful views. Taking a drive through the park is also a great way to enjoy it - the views from the top are stunning. Lulu brook is a good place for swimming and wading on a hot day.
This is a quick drive from the house. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains along Rt 7 at the Pittsfield-Lanesborugh line, Pontoosuc is a 480-acre lake. Free parking is available near the public boat launch and the public sandy beach area at Pontoosuc Park on the south side of the lake, off of Hancock Rd.
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Pontoosuc Lake
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This is a quick drive from the house. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains along Rt 7 at the Pittsfield-Lanesborugh line, Pontoosuc is a 480-acre lake. Free parking is available near the public boat launch and the public sandy beach area at Pontoosuc Park on the south side of the lake, off of Hancock Rd.
A nice lake for swimming and boating, large field for picnics or frisbee, and a concert pavilion. A google search for "Onota Lake Beach" will get you to the public beach, "Live on the Lake" will yield the concerts going on in the pavilion.
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Lake Onota
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A nice lake for swimming and boating, large field for picnics or frisbee, and a concert pavilion. A google search for "Onota Lake Beach" will get you to the public beach, "Live on the Lake" will yield the concerts going on in the pavilion.

Grocery Stores

Good for all the essentials and very close! Great beer, wine and champagne selection as well as some local goods.
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Market32
555 Hubbard Avenue
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Good for all the essentials and very close! Great beer, wine and champagne selection as well as some local goods.
Great for more upscale grocery items, as well as organic produce and meats. Also has a nice selections of local wares and gifts. Can be on the pricier side.
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Guido's Fresh Marketplace
1020 South Street
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Great for more upscale grocery items, as well as organic produce and meats. Also has a nice selections of local wares and gifts. Can be on the pricier side.

Entertainment

With several different venues, this company offers live theatrical performances - search their calendar!
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Barrington Stage Company
30 Union Street
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With several different venues, this company offers live theatrical performances - search their calendar!