Guidebook for Canaan

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Guidebook for Canaan

Arts & Culture

Jacob’s Pillow Dance is a dance center, school and performance space in Becket, Ma, Berkshires. Known as oldest internationally acclaimed summer dance festival in the US. Thirty minute drive.
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Jacob's Pillow
358 George Carter Rd
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Jacob’s Pillow Dance is a dance center, school and performance space in Becket, Ma, Berkshires. Known as oldest internationally acclaimed summer dance festival in the US. Thirty minute drive.
The Norman Rockwell Museum is home to the world's largest collection of original Rockwell art. Featuring a vast selection of Norman Rockwell prints, books, & other merchandise. Twenty minute drive.
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd
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The Norman Rockwell Museum is home to the world's largest collection of original Rockwell art. Featuring a vast selection of Norman Rockwell prints, books, & other merchandise. Twenty minute drive.
The Crandell Movie Theatre is County’s oldest/largest movie theatre.Large concession stand..Alternate Sunday afternoons, Chatham Film Club presents an independent or foreign film. Fifteen min. drive.
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Crandell Theatre
48 Main St
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The Crandell Movie Theatre is County’s oldest/largest movie theatre.Large concession stand..Alternate Sunday afternoons, Chatham Film Club presents an independent or foreign film. Fifteen min. drive.
Independent multi- movie theater in Great Barrington, Committed to showing quality first run Hollywood & Indy films, digital. Sister theater in Pittsfield. 20-30 minute drive.
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The Triplex Cinema
70 Railroad St
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Independent multi- movie theater in Great Barrington, Committed to showing quality first run Hollywood & Indy films, digital. Sister theater in Pittsfield. 20-30 minute drive.
Local community theater. Fully-functioning, accessible theater, new comfortable seating, modern restrooms, sophisticated lighting & sound systems. Mostly musicals. 20 minute drive.
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the Ghent Playhouse Inc.
6 Town Hall Pl
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Local community theater. Fully-functioning, accessible theater, new comfortable seating, modern restrooms, sophisticated lighting & sound systems. Mostly musicals. 20 minute drive.
There is nothing like live theater. Although not Broadway, it is very good. Plays change throughout the season. Lots of shows for children. 20 minute drive.
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Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
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There is nothing like live theater. Although not Broadway, it is very good. Plays change throughout the season. Lots of shows for children. 20 minute drive.
Good, family run, local theater, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in New Lebanon, NY 10 minute drive.
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The Theater Barn
654 US-20
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Good, family run, local theater, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in New Lebanon, NY 10 minute drive.
American theatre company performs Shakespeare & new plays of "social and political significance,"conducts training programs for professional classical actors. 20 minute drive.
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Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St
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American theatre company performs Shakespeare & new plays of "social and political significance,"conducts training programs for professional classical actors. 20 minute drive.
Premier performing arts organization in West.Ma. BTG has 5 theaters including Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Fitzpatrick Main Stage & Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, plus more. 20 minute drive.
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Berkshire Theatre Group
6 East St
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Premier performing arts organization in West.Ma. BTG has 5 theaters including Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Fitzpatrick Main Stage & Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, plus more. 20 minute drive.
Award-winning theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics, thought-provoking new work & youth theatre on 3 stages. Gift shop, groups, handicap access, kids programs. 20 minute drive.
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Barrington Stage Company
30 Union St
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Award-winning theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics, thought-provoking new work & youth theatre on 3 stages. Gift shop, groups, handicap access, kids programs. 20 minute drive.
This stage boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture & state of the art technical systems, hosting family entertainment, comedy, live music & more, year round. 20 minute drive.
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Colonial Theatre
111 South St
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This stage boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture & state of the art technical systems, hosting family entertainment, comedy, live music & more, year round. 20 minute drive.
Beautiful reclaimed old industrial buildings. Largest space for US contemporary art. Sol Lewitt adventure & always changing exhibitions some of best international contemporary artists.4 5 min. drive.
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MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
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Beautiful reclaimed old industrial buildings. Largest space for US contemporary art. Sol Lewitt adventure & always changing exhibitions some of best international contemporary artists.4 5 min. drive.
Nice small, eclectic family museum, with an aquarium, mummies, art, natural history.
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Berkshire Museum
39 South St
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Nice small, eclectic family museum, with an aquarium, mummies, art, natural history.
Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. World-renowned, premier location for classical music. Two venues. Lawn seating in addition to theater seating. Twenty minute drive.
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Tanglewood
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Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. World-renowned, premier location for classical music. Two venues. Lawn seating in addition to theater seating. Twenty minute drive.

Entertainment & Activities

Queechy Lake is in Canaan,New York. It is 40 feet deep with surface area of 141 acres. I provide free membership pass . Life-guards, private beach area with lake dock . Five minute drive.
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Queechy Lake
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Queechy Lake is in Canaan,New York. It is 40 feet deep with surface area of 141 acres. I provide free membership pass . Life-guards, private beach area with lake dock . Five minute drive.
Free -- Science, education, art exhibits, and programs for all ages. The museum's collections include scientific and historical material mostly related to NY state. 40 minutes
NY State Museum station
Free -- Science, education, art exhibits, and programs for all ages. The museum's collections include scientific and historical material mostly related to NY state. 40 minutes
Hancock Shaker Village National Historic Landmark District in Hancock, Ma established by Shakers 1791. Active Shaker community until 1950's.Divided into six family groups. Ten minute drive.
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Hancock Shaker Village
1843 W Housatonic St
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Hancock Shaker Village National Historic Landmark District in Hancock, Ma established by Shakers 1791. Active Shaker community until 1950's.Divided into six family groups. Ten minute drive.
Bird rescue, all funded by donation. Friendly people and I think that what they do is important. Nice way to spend an afternoon near Grafton State Park. 50 minute drive.
Berkshire Bird Paradise
43 Red Pond Rd
Bird rescue, all funded by donation. Friendly people and I think that what they do is important. Nice way to spend an afternoon near Grafton State Park. 50 minute drive.

Everything Else

For some loud, local culture!
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Lebanon Valley Speedway
1746 US-20
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For some loud, local culture!
Frederic Church's beautiful mansion designed with Persian details. Victorian elegance, fabulous furnishings, paintings and great views. Also beautiful grounds and nice hiking.
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Olana State Historic Site
Olana State Historic Site
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Frederic Church's beautiful mansion designed with Persian details. Victorian elegance, fabulous furnishings, paintings and great views. Also beautiful grounds and nice hiking.
100 acres dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture.
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Art Omi
1405 Co Rte 22
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100 acres dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture.
Beautiful ropes course up in a well managed fores. Expensive.
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Ramblewild Adventure Park
110 Brodie Mountain Rd
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Beautiful ropes course up in a well managed fores. Expensive.
Small, local botanical garden that shows off Berkshire possibilities.
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Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 W Stockbridge Rd
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Small, local botanical garden that shows off Berkshire possibilities.
Home of Edith Wharton. House tours and beautiful gardens.
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett St
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Home of Edith Wharton. House tours and beautiful gardens.
Country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial.
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Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Rd
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Country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial.

Food Scene

Our Daily Bread is a gem in Chatham. Small menu,delicious,emphasis on the mediterranean influences items like Falafel, shakshuka orEggs-in-Tomato Sauce. Bread wonderful & soups seem good.15 min.drve.
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54 Main
54 Main St
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Our Daily Bread is a gem in Chatham. Small menu,delicious,emphasis on the mediterranean influences items like Falafel, shakshuka orEggs-in-Tomato Sauce. Bread wonderful & soups seem good.15 min.drve.
Great country restaurant. People come from miles around to savor their varied menu. Family owned, friendly, attentive service and great food makes Mario's a must see. 10 minute drive.
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Mario's
U.S. 20
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Great country restaurant. People come from miles around to savor their varied menu. Family owned, friendly, attentive service and great food makes Mario's a must see. 10 minute drive.
Music venue and restaurant. The food & service are exquisite. The building, furnishings, and decor are outstanding. 40 minutes drive
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Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia St
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Music venue and restaurant. The food & service are exquisite. The building, furnishings, and decor are outstanding. 40 minutes drive
3 miles from our home, overlooking Queechy Lake. Food and service not great, but location is great. Bar has a better reputation.
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Backwater Grille
42 Queechy Lake Dr
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3 miles from our home, overlooking Queechy Lake. Food and service not great, but location is great. Bar has a better reputation.
Great inexpensive family restaurant.
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Four Brothers
2828 NY-23
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Great inexpensive family restaurant.
Pleasant coffee shop with nice breakfast and lunch and pastries.
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Blueberry Hill Market Cafe
515 US-20
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Pleasant coffee shop with nice breakfast and lunch and pastries.
Local farming & apple picking, hiking & cross country skiing & snowshoeing. Vast open space & fantastic views at hilltop -explore the orchards and woodland hiking trails. Ten minute drive.
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Hilltop Orchards Home of Furnace Brook Winery
508 Canaan Rd
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Local farming & apple picking, hiking & cross country skiing & snowshoeing. Vast open space & fantastic views at hilltop -explore the orchards and woodland hiking trails. Ten minute drive.
Been apple picking here&love it.Family run, prices are cheap,&apple cider donuts are best around.Sell gourmet food.Good place to stop to replenish&pick up some Berkshire literature.Ten minute drive.
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Bartlett's Orchard
575 Swamp Rd
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Been apple picking here&love it.Family run, prices are cheap,&apple cider donuts are best around.Sell gourmet food.Good place to stop to replenish&pick up some Berkshire literature.Ten minute drive.
Good basic diner
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Jimmy D's Pizza Royale
531 Columbia Pike
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Good basic diner
Great pan asian food.
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Jae's
1032 South Street
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Great pan asian food.
Good restaurant, a bit on the expensive side.
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Blue Plate
1 Kinderhook St
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Good restaurant, a bit on the expensive side.

Essentials

Small to mid-size supermarket chain. Fifteen minute drive.
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Price Chopper
2614 NY-66
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Small to mid-size supermarket chain. Fifteen minute drive.
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace is a premier purveyor of quality produce in Berkshires. Locally owned, large organic sections. Stores in Great Barrington & Pittsfield, Ma. Must see! 20-30 minute drive.
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Guido's Fresh Marketplace
760 S Main St
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Guido’s Fresh Marketplace is a premier purveyor of quality produce in Berkshires. Locally owned, large organic sections. Stores in Great Barrington & Pittsfield, Ma. Must see! 20-30 minute drive.
Farm Store, full-line natural foods, 7 days, Biodynamic & organic foods. 400-acre farm: dairy cows, vegetables, creamery, organic bakery, sauerkraut cellar. 30 min. drive
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Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
327 County Route 21c
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Farm Store, full-line natural foods, 7 days, Biodynamic & organic foods. 400-acre farm: dairy cows, vegetables, creamery, organic bakery, sauerkraut cellar. 30 min. drive
Large grocery store, with deli, fish, bakery, redbox rentals and liquor store next door.
Big Y World Class Market
200 West Street
Large grocery store, with deli, fish, bakery, redbox rentals and liquor store next door.
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Stop & Shop
876 State Rd
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CVS
107 West St
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Rite Aid
15 Coleman St
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Drinks & Nightlife

Great local pub. Often has music.
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The People's Pub
36 Main St
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Great local pub. Often has music.
Good food. Pleasant ambiance. Also local bar.
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Hillsdale House
1 Anthony Street
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Good food. Pleasant ambiance. Also local bar.
Locally brewed beer and bar
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Chatham Brewing
59 Main St
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Locally brewed beer and bar
Bar and restaurant
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Barrington Brewery & Restaurant
420 Stockbridge Road
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Bar and restaurant

Skiing

One of just a few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England. Skiers & riders all ages & abilities. Excellent terrain, trail diversity. 35 minute drive.
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Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
17 Nicholson Rd
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One of just a few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England. Skiers & riders all ages & abilities. Excellent terrain, trail diversity. 35 minute drive.
Largest ski resort in area. Better for serious skiers. 32 trails, 5 lifts. Machine Groomed Packed Powder. 20 minutes drive. Also summer adventure park.
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Jiminy Peak
37 Corey Rd
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Largest ski resort in area. Better for serious skiers. 32 trails, 5 lifts. Machine Groomed Packed Powder. 20 minutes drive. Also summer adventure park.
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Ski Butternut
380 State Rd
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One of just a few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England. Skiers & riders all ages & abilities. Excellent terrain, trail diversity. 35 minute drive.
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Catamount Mountain Ski Resort
78 Catamount Rd
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One of just a few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England. Skiers & riders all ages & abilities. Excellent terrain, trail diversity. 35 minute drive.