Planning a Trip
The Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) runs east-west from Boston to the Berkshires, with an exit near Lee and Stockbridge. From New York City, the scenic Taconic State Parkway connects with I-90 not far from Pittsfield, or, to reach the southern end of the county, exit before that on the Taconic at Route 20 heading toward Hillsdale, New York, and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Amtrak (tel. 800/USA-RAIL; www.northeast.amtrak.com) operates the Lake Shore Limited daily between Boston and Chicago, stopping in Pittsfield each way.
The Berkshire Visitors Bureau, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, MA (tel. 800/237-5747 or 413/443-9186; www.berkshires.org), can assist with questions and lodging reservations. Local chambers of commerce and visitor centers maintain information booths at central locations in Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, and Williamstown.