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picnics in the Berkshires

Culture and Picnicking in the Berkshires

Our followers must know by now that our summer is not complete  without a visit to the Berkshires – a mountainous region in Western Massachusetts (about 2.5-hour drive from our suburb south of Boston) with plenty of beautiful nature to see in any season. Our favorite time to visit is summer because it is the …

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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families (with Video)

SUMMER  2021 update: while Tanglewood Festival is BACK this summer (check out the list of summer 2021 PERFORMANCES), children’s pre-event programming is not being offered. You could still read this post for general information about visiting with kids, and I will update when new family events are offered. I used to think of a Tanglewood …

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24-hour escape to the Berkshires

24-Hour Couple’s Getaway to the Berkshires

We spend a family summer weekend in the Massachusetts Berkshires every year but we haven’t had a chance for a couple’s romantic weekend in the Berkshires weekend in a long time.  So we aimed to make the very best of our 24 hours in Lenox last weekend! Here is how it all unraveled.   ROMANTIC NIGHT IN …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires

BOSTON SUMMER 2018: Open Air Performances in and around Boston

4th of July  “officially” starts a busy summer of concerts and performances within 1-2 hour drive from Boston.  Here is my best of summer Open Air Events in and around Boston (many are free to the public). 1.  Harborwalk Sounds  series brings the city’s most talented young musicians and dancers to Boston waterfront for Institute of Contemporary …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires.

A weekend trip to the Massachusetts Berkshires from our suburb near Boston has become our family’s summer tradition.  Last summer I offered you a Two-Day Massachusetts Berkshires itinerary (With or Without the Kids).   With four kids (ages 6-8) in our party, KIDS RULED our agenda during our visit this summer! NOTE OF LODGING: There …

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Things to Do in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in the summer

Weekend in the Berkshires: 2-day itinerary (with or without the kids)

Summer 2020 update: Many museums have reopened with social distance protocols in place. Check individual websites for details. Tanglewood Music Festival and Jacob’s Pillow dance festival are not happening (although Tanglewood grounds are open for visits with prior reservations); Shakespeare and Company’s summer theater season is not running. The Berkshires  region in Western Massachusetts offers …

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Summer Celebrations in New England: Bikes, tents, concert chairs and a couple of good old friends not included but handy

If you live in New England (or are visiting in the summer), there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate every summer weekend – within a two hour drive. Our family’s summer celebrations last summer started with a last minute getaway to the lake house on Long Pond in East Lempster, New Hampshire during the last weekend in …

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