Archive for the ‘Outdoor Activities’ Category

Snowy Berkshires, Massachusetts

January 18th, 2011 by philhalpern

We had a great time snowshoeing in Pleasant Valley MassAudubon Wildlife Refuge the other day, here in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Today we’ve had a few more inches of snow and the upcoming weekend promises to be another fine one for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and beautiful scenery. Our Lenox bed and breakfast guests love coming back for afternoon […]

Barred Owl Visits Brook Farm Inn

December 13th, 2010 by philhalpern

In the ten years we have been here we have seen many birds.  You can view some of them on our photo gallery.   This week we were visited by a barred owl.  While most owls are nocturnal, the barred owl is sometimes seen hunting during the day.  We have seen barred owls while hiking in […]

Snow in the Berkshires

December 6th, 2010 by philhalpern

Click here to …Let it Snow We are having this winter’s first snow accumulation at our  Lenox, MA. Bed and Breakfast.  The weather couldn’t have been timed  better for the holidays.  The views from the windows of Brook Farm Inn look like Currier & Ives prints.  The ski resorts have been making snow and the […]

Fall Foliage Canoe Trips in the Berkshires

September 20th, 2010 by philhalpern

At Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield, MA, the Trustees of Reservations are sponsoring fall foliage canoe trips.  The dates are Sundays, Sept. 26 and October 3rd, also Monday October 11th, from 9:00 to 12 Noon.  Your Brook Farm Inn innkeepers are members of the Trustees of Reservations, because the organization protects and maintains many Berkshires hiking trails and outdoor […]

Fall Foliage Driving Routes

September 17th, 2010 by philhalpern

According to the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, this year’s Foliage Season is expected to be a memorable one.  Lenox MA is the most centrally located spot for viewing fall colors.  You can go hiking,  bicycle riding , horseback riding, hot air ballooning, or simply drive your car.  Here is a link to suggested driving routes: Fall […]

Fabulous View of the Berkshires From Mt. Greylock

June 29th, 2010 by philhalpern

We had the distinct pleasure recently of driving the newly paved road to Bascom Lodge, at the top of Mt. Greylock.  It’s only 1/2 hour from our Lenox B&B, and we recommend this jaunt to anyone who wants to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, or just to see the spectacular views. At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the […]

Garden Club’s Treasures of the Berkshires

May 27th, 2010 by philhalpern

Saturday, July 10 — rain or shine– the Lenox Garden Club presents its annual self-guided tour of gardens and houses.  This year’s tour features wonderful treasures to delight, inspire, and inform.  Six beautiful Stockbridge properties, four houses, and two carriage barns are on the tour.  Gourmet box lunches are available as well, by reservation.  TIckets […]

Hummingbirds Return to Brook Farm Inn

May 22nd, 2010 by philhalpern

This morning at breakfast guests of Brook Farm Inn were delighted to see hummingbirds at the feeder outside the dining room window. Additionally, we were visited by an indigo bunting and a pileated woodpecker visited the tree stump in our back yard. After living most of my life in urban areas where wildlife was squirrels […]

Berkshire Horseback Adventures Visits Brook Farm Inn

May 15th, 2010 by philhalpern

Today we had a visit from our friends Brian and Charlotte from Aspinwall Adult Equestrian Center. They stopped by on two beautiful Icelandic horses. They dropped off some brochures for Berkshire Horseback Adventures. Many of our guests enjoy riding along the beautiful shaded trails of Kennedy Park and Lenox Mountain. You can enjoy breathtaking views […]

Mt. Greylock’s Bascom Lodge Is Open

May 13th, 2010 by philhalpern

In the Berkshires, we’re proud to claim the tallest peak in Massachusetts, Mt. Greylock.  This weekend the new road to the summit will open for the season, and Bascom Lodge opens for visitors as well.  At the summit of Mt. Greylock, the lodge offers a restaurant, a gift shop, hiking information, but most especially the […]