Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing in the Berkshires

Snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Berkshires is at its best now!  We’ve been enjoying the trails at Pleasant Valley, a MassAudubon property right here in Lenox, MA.  It’s a stone’s throw from Brook Farm Inn bed and breakfast.  The wooded trails of the Berkshires are pristine and beautiful, well marked and maintained.  Here are some other favorite places:

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing at Canterbury Farms

Canterbury Farms is in Becket, MA. This week’s report says that snowshoeing and cross country skiing is available there now on trails at all levels ranging from easy to most difficult.  Trails there are groomed, and there’s also an outdoor skating pond, reported to be smooth as glass!

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing at Notchview

 Located in Windsor, MA, Notchview is a property of the Trustees of Reservations.  For snowshoeing, cross country skiing in the Berkshires, this is very popular.  It has trails for beginners and for experts and is well groomed.  There’s also a cafe.  Conditions there now are excellent.

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing in Kennedy Park

For our guests at Brook Farm Inn, one of the easiest ways to start snowshoeing and cross country skiing is to rent equipment at nearby Arcadian Shop and enter Kennedy Park right from the shop’s parking lot.  The park is a Lenox property with miles of wooded trails, very lovely.  The trails there are not groomed, but it has the advantage of convenience to the inn and to Lenox Village.

Join us at Brook Farm Inn to enjoy all the Berkshires has to offer.  After a day on the pristine snowy trails, come back for tea and scones by the fireplace.

 

Valentine’s Day in the Berkshires

Valentine’s Day in the Berkshires is always special, and the 2015 calendar makes it easy to celebrate, since  Valentine’s Day occurs during the 3-day Presidents Weekend. Visitors will enjoy the natural beauty of the Berkshires, where beautiful snow covers the ground under sunny blue skies and crisp air. Go skiing, snowshoeing, shopping in our boutiques and galleries, or enjoy some of the indoor activities in and around Lenox

Clark Art Institute

Brook Farm Inn is central to all the Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day events.  The Clark Art Institute offers special love-themed gallery talks and a Valentine’s Day Tea.  It’s in Williamstown, a short drive from the inn.

Ventfort Hall

Ventfort Hall is also known as the Museum of the Gilded Age, right here in Lenox.  You can walk there from Brook Farm Inn, and their contribution to Valentine’s Day in the Berkshires is a special Victorian tea and concert on the 15th.

Barrington Stage Co.

This acclaimed theater company, just a few minutes from Brook Farm Inn, offers its annual “10 X 10,” which is ten new 10-minutes plays.  Always a hit!

Restaurants

Fine dining is one of the pleasures to be found for Valentine’s Day in the Berkshires.  See the possibilities for the best restaurants in the Berkshires on our website.

When you make your reservation, we’ll help you find all the attractions, special events, and restaurants to enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Day and Presidents Weekend.  Add specials like chocolate-dipped strawberries, and we’ll have it waiting in your room when you arrive.