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What’s Out There Weekend Berkshires

September 21-22, 2013

Berkshires WalkPhoto by Rachel Fletcher

Explore and discover What’s Out There Weekend Berkshires, featuring a series of FREE expert-led tours highlighting the regions' remarkable landscape legacy. During the weekend, visit more than thirty cultural landscapes throughout Berkshire County and a special schedule of tee times at some of the area's most significant historic golf courses.

The full-color, 56-page booklet is now available for purchase online.

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The Berkshires are 45 miles from Albany, NY, 140 miles from NYC and 120 miles from Boston – learn more about how to get there at the Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau

Tours for Saturday, September 21

North Berkshires

Freight Yard Historic District 
North Adams - 10:30am to Noon

Bascom Lodge & Mt. Greylock
Lanesborough - 1:00 to 2:00pm

Williams College
Williamstown - 3 to 4:15pm

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown - 4:30 to 5:30pm

Pittsfield Park Square
Pittsfield - 10:00 to 11:30pm

Wahconah Ball Park
Pittsfield - Noon to 1:00pm

Hebert Arboretum, Springside Park
Pittsfield - 2:00 to 3:30pm

Hancock Shaker Village (Tour I)
Pittsfield - 2:00 to 3:00pm

Central Berkshires

Elm Court
Lenox - 9:00 to 10:00am

Ventfort Hall
Lenox - 10:00 to 11:00am

Lenox - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Tub Parade
Lenox - 1:15 to 2:15pm

South Berkshires

Ice Glen
Stockbridge - 8:30 to 9:30am

Berkshire Botanical Garden
Stockbridge - 10:00 to 11:00am

Naumkeag (Tour I)
Stockbridge - 11:00am to Noon

Stockbridge - 12:30 to 1:30pm

Bartholomew's Cobble (Hawk Watch) 
Sheffield - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Bidwell House
Monterey - 1:00 to 2:30pm

Ashintully Gardens (Tour I)
Tyringham - 3:00 to 4:00pm

Housatonic River Walk
Great Barrington - 3:00 to 4:00pm

W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Great Barrington - 4:00 to 5:00pm

Tours for Sunday, September 22

North Berkshires

Hancock Shaker Village (Tour II)
Pittsfield - 2:00 to 3:00pm

Central Berkshires

Jacob's Pillow
Becket - 10:00 to 11:00am

Lee Town Park and Main Street
Lee - 1:00 to 2:30pm

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home
Lenox - 3:00 to 4:30pm

South Berkshires

Stockbridge Main Street
Stockbridge - 10:00 to 11:00am

Naumkeag (Tour II)
Stockbridge - 11:00am to Noon

Laurel Hill & Mary Flynn Trail (2 Tours)
Stockbridge - 1:00-2:30pm & 3:00-4:30pm

Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Sheffield - 10:00am to Noon

Bartholomew's Cobble (Nature Hike)
Sheffield - 1:00 to 3:00pm

Ashintully Gardens (Tour II)
Tyringham - 11:00am to Noon

Gould Farm
Monterey - 1:00 to 3:00pm

Berkshires: Farm to Gilded Age Table

Ranging from working farms to Gilded Age "cottages" to rich cultural offerings in dance, theater, music, and art, the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts offers a wealth of cultural landscapes to explore. What's Out There Weekend Berkshires reveals important sites along the African American Heritage Trail, historic farmsteads and town commons, Jacob's Pillow and Tanglewood performance spaces, and iconic landscape design at Naumkeag and Edith Wharton's The Mount. The weekend also highlights the Berkshires’ important golf history, with specially arranged tee times at significant courses designed by Wayne Stiles, Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast and others. Many are popular destinations, but do we know their background stories?

What’s Out There Weekend dovetails with the Web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database offers a broad and interconnected way to discover the breadth of America’s historic designed landscapes, while What’s Out There Weekend gives people the opportunity to experience the landscapes they might see every day in a new way.

What's Out There Weekend is coming to the Berkshires through a collaborative partnership with Berkshire Synergy Project (BSP).