ILs have a place in the Berkshires. We were supposed to go away for the summer w/his family (a tradition that we love) but did not make the plans (DH is supposed to get surgery, we do n...
ot know when). Turns out the surgery has been put off. What can we do in the Berkshires that will make it feel like a summer vacation? We have a 5mo btw. The onlu things we really do there is walk around the town, go the the outlets, and cozy up in the house. Need ideas! TIA TIA TIA
Yes. Lake Mansfield is in Great Barrington and it boasts a very nice beach area complete with life guard as well as a playground area for children. From our Visitor Center, take a left at the lights and get on Taconic Avenue. Go under the train trestle and bear right on Castle Street as you go up the hill, it becomes Castle Hill. Stay on Castle Hill until you come to a stop sign. Take a right at the stop sign which is Hollenbeck Avenue. Hollenbeck leads you right to the Lake Mansfield Road. Parking will be on your right as you approach the lake. Beartown State Forest hosts Benedict Pond which is a favorite spot for swimming, picnicking, and hiking. Take Route 7 North to Route 23 East and off of 23 East before the village of Monterey is Blue Hill Road which is on your left. Blue Hill Road w