Berkshire Hills, Mass.
(May, September, October)
May 6-11, 2018 (Sun. - Fri.)
contact us to set up a custom trip!
Trip Cost: $1,895 -
(6 Days/5 Nights).
There is a $200 single supplement charge.
Group size - 4 to 8.
Easy to Moderate with challenging options. Includes pick up and drop off at
Albany, NY Airport
Spring wildflowers in May and autumn foliage
at its peak in October beckon us to explore this hidden realm of hills and
dales along the tri-state border of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.
This is an area steeped in history that will amaze you. And it's only a 4 hour
drive away from NYC and Boston!
- Hike up Monument Mountain where Herman
Melville, Nathanial Hawthorne and Oliver Wendell Holmes had an historic
meeting of minds in 1850. Other mountain hikes include Alander, Everett, Race
and Bear (Connecticut's highest) along the Taconic Range, giving us
eye-popping vistas of the surrounding countryside with views of the Hudson
Valley, Catskills, and Berkshire Hills. Elevations range from 800 to 3000
- We cover some nice sections of the
Appalachian Trail like Lion's Head and Benedict Pond; visit Bartholomew's
Cobble, a wonderful Nature Conservancy property with some rare plants for this
zone; and do a stream-side ramble from New York to Bash Bish Falls just over
the border in Massachusetts.
- Explore the area near Sages Ravine on
the Mass/CT border and the mysterious Ice Glen in Stockbridge.
We'll stroll the streets of classic villages -
Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, and Salisbury, CT; wWalk quiet country
lanes, and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum among other sites.
We stay at cozy Race Brook
Lodge in Sheffield Mass. where a hike to the Appalachian Trail is right out the
door. Dining is at the historic Stagecoach Hill Tavern next door and at other
restaurants nearby in Great Barrington and Salisbury, CT.