Winter in the Berkshires shouldn’t be missed. While you may associate warm and sunny summer with fun, family-friendly activities, there are still plenty of things to do in the Berkshires in the winter!
Read on to learn more about what to do in the Berkshires in the winter so you can begin planning the ultimate cold-weather getaway this year!
Winter getaways in the Berkshires are anything but boring. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the region during the cold and snowy season that you’re sure to love.
Ice skating is a quintessential winter activity when the temperature drops. There are plenty of natural areas in the Berkshires where you can take your skates and soak in the stunning natural scenery. Of course, if you’re ice skating in nature you should always follow these safety tips and skate with a partner. If outdoor ice skating isn’t your thing, a stop at the North Adams indoor ice rink is also fun (and a great place for beginners to learn the ins and outs of this winter sport).
Snow in the Berkshires doesn’t stop people from enjoying the natural beauty of the region. If there’s a generous coating of snow on the ground, it’s time to grab your snowshoes or cross-country skis and explore one of the area’s outdoor spots. We recommend the Cascades Trail in North Adams. This 2.2-mile trail is perfect for all skill levels and is accessible year-round. You can even bring your dog along for the journey, just make sure to keep him or her leashed at all times.
There’s nothing quite like trekking under the snow-covered canopy!
If you want a break from the cold, you should visit the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. You and your family can spend an entire day taking in the vast collection of art that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. MASS MoCA is always introducing new exhibits and events, so take a look at what’s coming to the museum to see if anything piques your interest.
A winter day in North Adams isn’t complete without a stop at a brewery! Bright Ideas Brewing is conveniently located on the MASS MoCA campus, so you can begin or end your time at the museum with a craft brew. Indoor seating is available so you can stay out of the cold and enjoy the creative industrial atmosphere of the space.
Ready to plan your stay in the Berkshires this winter? Look no further than Porches Inn!
The premier Berkshires Inn places you in the heart of North Adam’s attractions so you can experience all of these winter activities and more this season.