Highlights

  • America's Lake District
  • Mass MoCA and The Clark
  • Mt. Greylock, Mahican-Mohawk Trail
  • Natural Bridge State Park

The Berkshires used to be known as America's Lake District, reminiscent of the English Lake District, with low rolling hills, miles of deep green forest, and glistening lakes. It's a spot that has drawn artists and writers, like Hawthorne, Melville, and Thoreau, and attracted world class art collections, like Mass MoCA and The Clark. Our weekend visit to this historically rich area features three nights at the Porches Inn in North Adams, and includes two full days enjoying the area's most renowned art museums and incredible scenery. It's a great weekend getaway to a place that has captivated visitors for centuries.

Sunday Overnight: The Porches Inn

Meet at Albany International Airport and transfer to our hotel in North Adams, MA. We'll gather for a wonderful Welcome Dinner tonight.

Monday Overnight: The Porches Inn

Walk from our hotel to The Clark art museum, set on a 140 acre estate with views of the Taconic and Green Mountains. We'll stop to visit the fine collection and walk in spectacular surroundings with views of the taconic and Green Mountains. After lunch we'll walk in the woods of Hopkins Memorial Forest, a thick leafy forest that cloaks the shoulder of the Taconic Range from ridgetop to valley.

Tuesday Overnight: The Porches Inn

This morning, a short walk leads to the internationally acclaimed Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, or Mass MoCA, where we enjoy a guided tour. After lunch we'll savor the views of Mt. Greylock (the tallest mountain in Massachusetts) and the Hoosac Valley from a ridgetop trail. Along the way, pass the fabled Hoosac railroad tunnel, and if time permits we'll follow a network of suspended walkways to see the granite gorge at Natural Bridge State Park.

Wednesday

After breakfast, The Wayfarers will transfer you to Albany International Airport.
Moderate
Perfect for the quick getaway we needed.
Walk mostly on paved footpaths in towns and in the park, and on some challenging woodland paths.

TRIP DETAILS

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$1,995.00
Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single Supplement $355.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $1,895.00

Dates

12-JUL-20 - 15-JUL-20
04-OCT-20 - 07-OCT-20
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Begins: North Adams
Ends: North Adams
Berkshires Arts Walk Weekend Map

Hotels - Where we stay

The Porches Inn

The Porches Inn

Porches Inn, located across from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, was built from lovely 19th century Victorian row houses. The Porches Inns interior mixes modern design with an homage to the buildings history. A heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, Spa, and woodland gazebo are available for guests to enjoy. Each room has an Apple TV, Wi-Fi, and Jacuzzi tubs.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants