Guidebook for Hancock

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Guidebook for Hancock

Arts & Culture
The BSO in the summer is hard to beat, whether under the shed or on the lawn with a picnic. Best deal: Saturday morning rehearsal, which is usually the Sunday afternoon concert.
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Tanglewood
297 West Street
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The BSO in the summer is hard to beat, whether under the shed or on the lawn with a picnic. Best deal: Saturday morning rehearsal, which is usually the Sunday afternoon concert.
Broadway talent in the Berkshires; just up the road.
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Williamstown Theatre Festival
1000 Main Street
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Broadway talent in the Berkshires; just up the road.
The grounds are beautiful and free jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer.
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street
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The grounds are beautiful and free jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer.
Free, great small museum
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Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive
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Free, great small museum
World class art museum
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
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World class art museum
Don't miss this American gem.
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
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Don't miss this American gem.
Great local theatre
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Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
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Great local theatre
Daniel Chester French's studio; think Lincoln Memorial
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Chesterwood
3 Williamsville Road
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Daniel Chester French's studio; think Lincoln Memorial
World class dance
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Jacob's Pillow
358 George Carter Road
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World class dance
This is a little known gem for classical music concerts. Look on line for their schedule. If you happen to be coming on one of their weekends, don't miss the performance. World class!
Tannery Pond
This is a little known gem for classical music concerts. Look on line for their schedule. If you happen to be coming on one of their weekends, don't miss the performance. World class!
The Barrington Stage Company puts on Broadway quality shows (summer performers are from Broadway) at Berkshire prices. They have two venues, their Main Stage, and the Blatt theatre. Both are in Pittsfield. They also have a cabaret at the Blatt.
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Barrington Stage Company
30 Union Street
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The Barrington Stage Company puts on Broadway quality shows (summer performers are from Broadway) at Berkshire prices. They have two venues, their Main Stage, and the Blatt theatre. Both are in Pittsfield. They also have a cabaret at the Blatt.
This is a great little gem in Pittsfield.
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Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
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This is a great little gem in Pittsfield.
Again, world class theatre in the Berkshires. They have several stages including in Pittsfield and Stockbridge.
Berkshire Theatre Group
111 South Street
Again, world class theatre in the Berkshires. They have several stages including in Pittsfield and Stockbridge.
Food Scene
This is a great place for breakfast or just coffee.
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Blueberry Hill Market Cafe
515 U.S. 20
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This is a great place for breakfast or just coffee.
A close, easy dinner; classic American.
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Mario's
458 U.S. 20
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A close, easy dinner; classic American.
Informal or formal, take your pick in the restaurant or at the bar; great French cooking!
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Rouge Restaurant
3 Center Street
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Informal or formal, take your pick in the restaurant or at the bar; great French cooking!
Classic diner food.
Jimmy D's Pizza Royale
New York 22
Classic diner food.
A trendy scene in downtown Pittsfield.
Hotel on North
297 North St
A trendy scene in downtown Pittsfield.
An American classic; reservation required in the summer. Don't miss the wonderful porch to hang out on for a drink. Music every night at the Lion's Den at 9:00, which is downstairs in the inn.
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The Red Lion Inn
30 Main Street
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An American classic; reservation required in the summer. Don't miss the wonderful porch to hang out on for a drink. Music every night at the Lion's Den at 9:00, which is downstairs in the inn.
Fabulous coffee shop, great deserts
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Tunnel City Coffee
100 Spring Street
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Fabulous coffee shop, great deserts
A fabulous restaurant in a beautiful inn. Pricey, but worth it for a special occassion.
Table Six Restaurant
2 Kemble Street
A fabulous restaurant in a beautiful inn. Pricey, but worth it for a special occassion.
Sightseeing
A true gem in the Berkshires; check out the round barn.
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Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street
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A true gem in the Berkshires; check out the round barn.
This is a beautiful area to hike or drive with great view; just up Tower Mountain, but you must go through Pittsfield to get there.
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Pittsfield State Forest
1041 Cascade St
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This is a beautiful area to hike or drive with great view; just up Tower Mountain, but you must go through Pittsfield to get there.
This is 1.5 hours from The Barn. BUT, if you are staying for a few days it is SO worth a day trip. FDR's library is outstanding.
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
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This is 1.5 hours from The Barn. BUT, if you are staying for a few days it is SO worth a day trip. FDR's library is outstanding.
Another fun day trip if you are into historic aviation. A fun air show.
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Rhinebeck Aerodrome Airshows
42 Stone Church Road
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Another fun day trip if you are into historic aviation. A fun air show.
Parks & Nature
Small, but beautiful.
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Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 East Stockbridge Lee Road
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Small, but beautiful.
Great hiking and views from the top; drive up if you're unable to hike.
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Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center
30 Rockwell Road
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Great hiking and views from the top; drive up if you're unable to hike.
Great place to watch birds.
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Mass Audubon Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
309 Holmes Road
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Great place to watch birds.
This is a beautiful short hike with historic significance; think Henry David Thoreau.
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Monument Mountain
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This is a beautiful short hike with historic significance; think Henry David Thoreau.
Beautiful Trails
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October Mountain State Forest
317 Woodland Road
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Beautiful Trails
This is an old rail trail, just across the road off of NY Rte. 22. Perfect for a hike, bike ride, bird watching, etc.
Corkscrew Rail Trail
This is an old rail trail, just across the road off of NY Rte. 22. Perfect for a hike, bike ride, bird watching, etc.
Shopping
Fabulous cheeses and gourmet delights; cheeses made on site.
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Cricket Creek Farm
1255 Oblong Road
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Fabulous cheeses and gourmet delights; cheeses made on site.
This is the best farmers' market around in our opinion. A bit of a hike, 40 min., but worth it on a beautiful Saturday morning.
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Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
49 4th Street
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This is the best farmers' market around in our opinion. A bit of a hike, 40 min., but worth it on a beautiful Saturday morning.
If you want gourmet groceries (at gourmet prices)!
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Guido's Fresh Marketplace
1020 South Street
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If you want gourmet groceries (at gourmet prices)!
Many fun stores.
Chatham
Many fun stores.
Multiple stores, high end, good prices.
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Lee Premium Outlets
17 Premium Outlet Boulevard
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Multiple stores, high end, good prices.
Essentials
If you need a library for a fast download, check out the wifi here; also a great little library.
Stephentown
If you need a library for a fast download, check out the wifi here; also a great little library.
Everything Else
Wonderful hiking trails
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Kennedy Park
275 Main Street
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Wonderful hiking trails