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Fall is a beautiful time to escape into the colourfull hills of Massachusetts. During our fall getaway in September of 2010, I got to explore so many things that the Berkshires have to offer. I explored the historic towns of Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox and Williamstown. In North Adams I interviewed Nancy Fitzpatrick, who turned a series of run-down former mill workers homes into “The Porches”, a unique bed and breakfast with 47 uniquely appointed rooms. Then I visited Mass MOCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, with its leading edge art collection.
I also explored historic Stockbridge and got a personal tour of the Red Lion Inn which has been welcoming guests since the 18th century. I also went on a tour of the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club whose impressive Gilded Age mansion has become one of today’s most exclusive luxury hotels.
An excursion took us to Springfield, Massachusetts, a city made famous as the birthplace of basketball and by the Dr. Seuss National Monument. Finally, on our way back to Canada, we stopped in historic Schenectady, a former industrial powerhouse whose downtown core has recently been revitalized.
Fall is one of the most beautiful travel seasons in different parts of Canada and the United States. In late September of 2010 we booked one week in the Berkshires, a popular mountain getaway area… Read more.