A Day Trip to North Adams

We’ve explored 3 day trip destinations from Boston – Newport, RI, Burlington, VT, and Nantucket, MA.  Today, pack your tote with day trip essentials, as we are off west to North Adams!

North Adams, MA is located at the base of the Berkshire mountains and is about 3 hours from Boston.

When to go:

Popular times to visit North Adams include the summer for a variety of festivals, September for the Berkshire Food Festival, and February for Winter Fest. I’d also recommend checking the MASS MoCA and The Clark exhibition schedules.

Zoran Orlic Campus Images 2013

What to do:

– For the art buff, explore MASS MoCA right in town, then drive just 10 mins down the road to The Clark.

– Stroll the banks of the Hoosic River on your own or learn more about the town history on a walking tour.

– Hike to nearby Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts.

Where to eat:

PUBLIC eat+drink – new American restaurant with a variety of small plates, flatbreads, and more.

Brewhaha Cafe – cafe dining right across from MASS MoCA.

Jack’s Hot Dog Stand – can’t beat these prices!


Where to shop:

Hudsons – for a collection of art, jewelry, antiques, gifts, etc.

Berkshire Emporium – 10,000 square foot antique mall.

Hardware: The MASS MoCA Store – don’t miss if you like museum shops!


And if you’d like, where to stay overnight:

The Porches Inn – this is the main hotel in the area.

Holiday Inn Berkshires – on a budget.

Blackinton Manor Bed & Breakfast – for the B&B lover.

Jaime shares fun day trip ideas – be sure to keep an eye out for her other posts (read them all here!) as you adventure around New England. Catch up with Jaime on her blog, La Vie Jaime, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo credits: 1 by Zoran Orlić, courtesy of MASS MoCA, 2 courtesy of Hudsons, 3 courtesy of The Porches Inn.

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