Guidebook for New Marlborough

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Guidebook for New Marlborough

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Local watering hole, arrive by bike, bring a picnic. No need for river shoes. Lesser known trick: tell secrets and kiss behind the lower falls.
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Umpachene Falls Park
Umpachene Falls Road
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Local watering hole, arrive by bike, bring a picnic. No need for river shoes. Lesser known trick: tell secrets and kiss behind the lower falls.
If you like the calibre of work that rolls through the Joyce, then where do you think those companies head when the city slows down for the summer? Early conservatory performances in the afternoon.
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Jacob's Pillow
358 George Carter Road
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If you like the calibre of work that rolls through the Joyce, then where do you think those companies head when the city slows down for the summer? Early conservatory performances in the afternoon.
A page out of David Lynch. Great regional nouvelle. Grab some sheet music out of the piano bench, shoulder up to a barn fire, watch a folk hero be born. Bring cash.
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Dream Away
1342 County Road
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A page out of David Lynch. Great regional nouvelle. Grab some sheet music out of the piano bench, shoulder up to a barn fire, watch a folk hero be born. Bring cash.
Very "English hillside" walk. Watch out for arrows heading towards AT. See if you are peculiarly drawn off the loop and onto the great unknown.
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Tyringham Cobble Park
20 Jerusalem Road
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Very "English hillside" walk. Watch out for arrows heading towards AT. See if you are peculiarly drawn off the loop and onto the great unknown.
Drive or mountain bike from Southfield (up hill stemming from general store). Bring a carrot. Walk perimeter or talk to friendly sun fish. No one's looking.
York Lake
Drive or mountain bike from Southfield (up hill stemming from general store). Bring a carrot. Walk perimeter or talk to friendly sun fish. No one's looking.
Nice lake loop. Not best for picnicing-more a launch pad for Canada goose.
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Beartown State Forest
69 Blue Hill Road
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Nice lake loop. Not best for picnicing-more a launch pad for Canada goose.
Bish Bash falls, centered in the least populous county of MA, is typically too strong for you to enter. But it's worth the sloping ride up the ravine and taking a snapshot.
Mount Washington
Bish Bash falls, centered in the least populous county of MA, is typically too strong for you to enter. But it's worth the sloping ride up the ravine and taking a snapshot.
Walk in over 2 creeks from rt 41 and you'll find some of the tallest and lesser known falls in the region. Slippery when wet.
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Mount Everett
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Walk in over 2 creeks from rt 41 and you'll find some of the tallest and lesser known falls in the region. Slippery when wet.
This is where we typically go to play tennis free of charge.
Monument Mountain Regional High School
600 Stockbridge Road
This is where we typically go to play tennis free of charge.
Park near Arcadia sports or get outfitted at the nearby stables. Walks, Bridal paths, X-Country ski all on well-groomed trails. Clip out to downtown Lenox for lunch, then loop back to the car.
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Kennedy Park
275 Main Street
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Park near Arcadia sports or get outfitted at the nearby stables. Walks, Bridal paths, X-Country ski all on well-groomed trails. Clip out to downtown Lenox for lunch, then loop back to the car.
For the golf inclined?
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Cranwell Resort
55 Lee Road
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For the golf inclined?
Among the closest public courses. I'm more typically using the links to make ski trails.
Egremont Country Club
685 South Egremont Road
Among the closest public courses. I'm more typically using the links to make ski trails.
BBQ pit on the deck means you can take some real grub to your seat! I'm partial to black licorice from the candy shop on Main St. Printed hand-outs for the films are a nice touch.
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The Triplex Cinema
70 Railroad Street
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BBQ pit on the deck means you can take some real grub to your seat! I'm partial to black licorice from the candy shop on Main St. Printed hand-outs for the films are a nice touch.
Join a class, enjoy the property, or grab a vegetarian meal at the cafeteria.
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Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
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Join a class, enjoy the property, or grab a vegetarian meal at the cafeteria.
Coveted sour dough starter. Ready-to-go pizzas for your cocktail hour. Bread and Chocolate uncompromising in quality. Huge fish jump in the back.
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Berkshire Mountain Bakery Inc
367 Park Street
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Coveted sour dough starter. Ready-to-go pizzas for your cocktail hour. Bread and Chocolate uncompromising in quality. Huge fish jump in the back.
More an excuse to stop as you drive up. Want to try their ice-cream of all things.
McEnroe Organic Farm Soils & Compost
194 Coleman Station Road
More an excuse to stop as you drive up. Want to try their ice-cream of all things.
Tucked behind Main St, Stockbridge, pre-order a picnic for Tanglewood, talk wine, or nosh on what you find.
Nejaime's Lavasch
13 Park Street
Tucked behind Main St, Stockbridge, pre-order a picnic for Tanglewood, talk wine, or nosh on what you find.
Ever wonder how chevre gets that nice goat top note? Visit the kids in the spring. Watch the farmers milking. Pick-up in fridge, cash for drop-box
Rawson Brook
Ever wonder how chevre gets that nice goat top note? Visit the kids in the spring. Watch the farmers milking. Pick-up in fridge, cash for drop-box
NYer's half-way marker. Lets you stay on the right side of the road heading up near Brewster. Best for a rest stop and giving the dog a run. These days, I save my appetite for points farther north
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Red Rooster Drive-In
1566 New York 22
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NYer's half-way marker. Lets you stay on the right side of the road heading up near Brewster. Best for a rest stop and giving the dog a run. These days, I save my appetite for points farther north
Once climbed up all 6+ falls with my pants rolled up. Hit the drink on the 5th. Ah, life before cell phones. Picnic area (supplies from Kent, perhaps?) Trout stream. Run the dog.
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Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road
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Once climbed up all 6+ falls with my pants rolled up. Hit the drink on the 5th. Ah, life before cell phones. Picnic area (supplies from Kent, perhaps?) Trout stream. Run the dog.
Further South on 7 on the right, you'll find inner-tube and sport kayak rental. Our river is navigable all the way down from Lake Buel!
Cornwall Bridge
Further South on 7 on the right, you'll find inner-tube and sport kayak rental. Our river is navigable all the way down from Lake Buel!

Food Scene

Best dining in the Berkshires outside of our personal kitchens. Peak into Gedney farms and see if you're ready to get married again. Ask directions to the Southfield General Store or chevre farm
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The Old Inn On The Green
134 Hartsville New Marlboro Rd
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Best dining in the Berkshires outside of our personal kitchens. Peak into Gedney farms and see if you're ready to get married again. Ask directions to the Southfield General Store or chevre farm
I wish I could save my appetite for desserts here, which look unreal. By the time you explore the craft beers, wine, and dishes, the sweets look like a mountain to climb. Local bands.
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Manna Dew Cafe
54 Main Street
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I wish I could save my appetite for desserts here, which look unreal. By the time you explore the craft beers, wine, and dishes, the sweets look like a mountain to climb. Local bands.
2 words. Grass-fed chili cheese fries with an egg on top. Who's counting? Imagine a typical chrome diner where everything came off the farm
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Oakhurst Diner
19 Main Street
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2 words. Grass-fed chili cheese fries with an egg on top. Who's counting? Imagine a typical chrome diner where everything came off the farm
Mole puts this on the map. Porch is lap-dog friendly. Shawls for a cool night, or top-shelf tequila
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Xicohtencatl Restaurant
50 Stockbridge Road
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Mole puts this on the map. Porch is lap-dog friendly. Shawls for a cool night, or top-shelf tequila
Also meant as a mid-way landmark, we've had foot critics stay with us to cover this as the best bbq in the Northern Corridor. Scare yourself with haunted sanitarium stories
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Big W's Roadside Bar B Que
1475 New York 22
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Also meant as a mid-way landmark, we've had foot critics stay with us to cover this as the best bbq in the Northern Corridor. Scare yourself with haunted sanitarium stories
I'm not a high roller, and so I was happy to break in this spot over brunch after a local artist friend proved to me the calibre of the menu and portions. Don't expect your milk to be hot
Bell & Anchor Restaurant
178 Main Street
I'm not a high roller, and so I was happy to break in this spot over brunch after a local artist friend proved to me the calibre of the menu and portions. Don't expect your milk to be hot

Entertainment & Activities

Second closest resort to the house, it is home to an epic scale rope course in the summer. Tell me how you fare.
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Catamount Ski Area
78 Catamount Road
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Second closest resort to the house, it is home to an epic scale rope course in the summer. Tell me how you fare.
Occasional organized (don't just show up with a rod) fish outings in the lower pond when the larger fish spill over.
Berkshire Trout Hatchery - Hatchery Building
240 Hatchery Road
Occasional organized (don't just show up with a rod) fish outings in the lower pond when the larger fish spill over.
Great way to explore Kennedy Park. If you're lucky the Icelandic horses will unceremoniously roll around. Visit the Angora bunny family.
Aspinwall Equestrian Center
293 Main Street
Great way to explore Kennedy Park. If you're lucky the Icelandic horses will unceremoniously roll around. Visit the Angora bunny family.
Beginner-friendly. For those experienced skiers you always have the option of trying a snowboard and staying on the same page as your new-comers. Also, X-country trails and sunny lodge windows
Butternut Basin Ski Resort
Beginner-friendly. For those experienced skiers you always have the option of trying a snowboard and staying on the same page as your new-comers. Also, X-country trails and sunny lodge windows
Remind me to tell you how I chimneyed into 10 spider webs and fell into a Frodo-worthy chill
Ice Glen Trail
Remind me to tell you how I chimneyed into 10 spider webs and fell into a Frodo-worthy chill
Imagine our surprise when hiking into the ice glenn that we would also be stepping through a rift in time
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
10 Willow Creek Road
Imagine our surprise when hiking into the ice glenn that we would also be stepping through a rift in time

Shopping

If you're not the Antiquing type, enjoy a bit of history, find an English cheddar, or a quart of soup to bring back to the house.
Buggy Whip Marketplace
208 Norfolk Road
If you're not the Antiquing type, enjoy a bit of history, find an English cheddar, or a quart of soup to bring back to the house.
Every town has a hangout where the local kids loiter and drive business into the dirt. More biscotti for me. B-line to the expresso bar, eggs with soldiers. Admire boho style and W.E.B Dubois mural.
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Rubiner's Cheesemongers
264 Main Street
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Every town has a hangout where the local kids loiter and drive business into the dirt. More biscotti for me. B-line to the expresso bar, eggs with soldiers. Admire boho style and W.E.B Dubois mural.
Bring a laptop or snoop for local gossip.
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Lenox Coffee
52 Main Street
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Bring a laptop or snoop for local gossip.
For those traveling up the Housatonic River. Great way to warm up. Kent is great for a sandwich stop and local shopping. Waterfalls up the road for a picnic (see "Other")
Belgique Chocolatier
1 Bridge Street
For those traveling up the Housatonic River. Great way to warm up. Kent is great for a sandwich stop and local shopping. Waterfalls up the road for a picnic (see "Other")

Essentials

When checking out, you can always grab a box. Pick a snack from any department, have your coffee any way you like, work with wifi.
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Berkshire Food Co-op
42 Bridge Street
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When checking out, you can always grab a box. Pick a snack from any department, have your coffee any way you like, work with wifi.
Espresso machine, micro-batch ice cream, meals delish. Counter runners during the day are typically discombobulated. Table service in the evenings and brunch is far more ironed out.
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The Southfield Store
163 Norfolk Road
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Espresso machine, micro-batch ice cream, meals delish. Counter runners during the day are typically discombobulated. Table service in the evenings and brunch is far more ironed out.
Fridays until 3:30p More about produce than the farmer's market in GB on Saturday's (which has more crafts)
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Sheffield
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Fridays until 3:30p More about produce than the farmer's market in GB on Saturday's (which has more crafts)
Make an epic BBQ, breakfast sausage, or sirloin from local sources. Or try the Italian Deli for bbq kits. Same complex as the Aegean Breeze fine Greek food, and sandwich breakfast options.
The Meat Market
389 Stockbridge Road
Make an epic BBQ, breakfast sausage, or sirloin from local sources. Or try the Italian Deli for bbq kits. Same complex as the Aegean Breeze fine Greek food, and sandwich breakfast options.
We keep a discount card and savings coins by the kitchen door. New location (with beer) off MA Turnpike. Large inventory, scan a barcode for a farm profile, this renovation was for the better.
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Big Y World Class Market
700 South Main Street
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We keep a discount card and savings coins by the kitchen door. New location (with beer) off MA Turnpike. Large inventory, scan a barcode for a farm profile, this renovation was for the better.
Loyalty card on our kitchen window. Good price on Shitake and pre-washed mesclan mix in bins. Fish dept can fry while you are shopping.
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Price Chopper
300 Stockbridge Road
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Loyalty card on our kitchen window. Good price on Shitake and pre-washed mesclan mix in bins. Fish dept can fry while you are shopping.
Using Exit 2 or planning a trip to the Outlets? Only branch with package store. Brave the local roads? Turn towards Tyringham Rd and make it to our home via Monterey, our neighboring village.
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Big Y World Class Market
10 Pleasant St
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Using Exit 2 or planning a trip to the Outlets? Only branch with package store. Brave the local roads? Turn towards Tyringham Rd and make it to our home via Monterey, our neighboring village.
Remember: most grocers in MA don't have permits for wine, beer, nor liquor, and no stores can sell on a Sunday. This package store has great labels and craft selection. Visa Mastercard only
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Domaney's Liquors and Fine Wines
66 Main Street
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Remember: most grocers in MA don't have permits for wine, beer, nor liquor, and no stores can sell on a Sunday. This package store has great labels and craft selection. Visa Mastercard only
Remember: most grocers in MA don't have permits for wine, beer, nor liquor, and are unable to sell on Sunday's. Despite unceremoniously shooing us all out for one person not having ID, accepts Amex
Plaza Package
155 State Road
Remember: most grocers in MA don't have permits for wine, beer, nor liquor, and are unable to sell on Sunday's. Despite unceremoniously shooing us all out for one person not having ID, accepts Amex
Under new management from a restauranteur out of West Stockbridge, 2013 will be its first summer since opening last fall. We are very happy with their treats and sandwiches. Coffee's a bit make-shift
Monterey General Store
448 Main Road
Under new management from a restauranteur out of West Stockbridge, 2013 will be its first summer since opening last fall. We are very happy with their treats and sandwiches. Coffee's a bit make-shift

Arts & Culture

Personally, I've never eaten here. I just know that a friend of mine plays here with his band, Bell Engine, and thought to give them a plug
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Gypsy Joynt
2711 Market Street
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Personally, I've never eaten here. I just know that a friend of mine plays here with his band, Bell Engine, and thought to give them a plug