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Fun Things to Do in the Berkshires with Family

The Berkshires are full of family-friendly activities, like museums, train rides, farms, butterfly sanctuaries, and more! Make it the backdrop of memories you’ll talk about for years and years to come. Read on to find fun for the whole crew. 

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Zoar Outdoor

Plan the perfect family excursion with Zoar Outdoor. They offer a variety of adventures, from white water rafting trips to kayaking clinics to rock climbing classes. We recommend their one-of-a-kind zipline experience. Over three hours, move from treetop to treetop, traversing 11 zip lines, two sky bridges, and three rappels. It’s the best way to experience the beautiful Berkshire landscape above the Deerfield River Valley and connect with loved ones. 

Magic Wings

Spend a day surrounded by butterflies and moths of all colors, shapes, and sizes. At Magic Wings, nearly 4,000 exotic and domestic creatures, from monarchs to tiger snowtails, fly throughout an 8,000-square ft. glass conservatory. Afterward, head outside to experience beautiful blooms in the garden.

MASS MoCA

Experience a world of evocative art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Wander through soaring galleries and stop to admire sculptures, paintings, and photographs from both well-known and emerging artists. Or catch one of more than 75 performances we put on year-round, including contemporary dance, alternative cabaret, and avant-garde theater. 

Hoosac Valley Train Rides

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Enjoy the sights of northern Berkshire County aboard vintage railroad coaches—a classic 1955 Budd RDC, to be exact. The one-hour Hoosac Valley Train Ride operates between Adams and North Adams, offering a unique view of the area that complements the community’s cultural attractions. We particularly love their seasonal events like the Tinseliner and Fall Foliage journeys. 

Jiminy Peak

Jiminy Peak offers year-round fun for the entire family. Best known for its snow-making capabilities, Jiminy Peak hosts snowboarders and skiers alike throughout the winter months. With 45 trails that wind across 167 acres, suit up and spend your days on the slopes, from casual greens to double black diamonds. Come warmer weather, opt for their aerial adventure park, mountain biking tracks, and scenic chairlift rides. 

High Lawn Farm

High Lawn Farm, a family-owned Jersey dairy farm located in the heart of the Berkshires, is a refreshing stop on your tour around town. Walk around the land and spend time with their impressive cattle herd—hint: you’ll most likely find them in the milking barn or nursery. Before you leave, grab a fresh ice cream cone or artisanal cheese board from the Farmstead Creamery Shop. 


Where to Stay in the Berkshires 

After a day of family fun, unwind at Porches Inn, complete with a community fire pit, sauna, and four-season pool and hot tub for everyone to enjoy. Book now!

Plan a Romantic Getaway to The Berkshires

Ready to plan a romantic getaway for you and your partner? There’s no better place than the Berkshires. Everyone defines romance differently, but whether you want a charming city steeped in art and history or prefer idyllic landscapes, you’ve come to the right place. Our ideas for a couples’ retreat speak to every love language, set the stage for everlasting memories, and define the very essence of everyday passion. 

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Couple Up at the Spa

spaA trip to the spa is the perfect way to relax and reset your relationship. InTouch Massage & Day Spa offers unique massage options, from Swedish to deep tissue to Japanese hot stone. You can also pair your package with facials, body treatments, or a stop at the semi-private outdoor riverside hot tub for some extra tranquility.

Meet Up at a Museum

Whether a first date or an anniversary, a museum trip can quickly spark romance. MASS MoCA is home to some of the most evocative art in all forms, from sculpture to dance to theater. How can you pass up the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with your partner and look up in awe at Spencer Finch’s Cosmic Latte? Or how about a stroll through the five rooms of Amy Yoes’ colorful Hot Corners

You can also plan to visit the Clark Museum, filled with British works on paper and vibrant geometric prints from Maine artist Elizabeth Atterbury.

Plan an Outdoor Date

There is no shortage of beautiful hikes in the Berkshires. From the Benedict Pond Loop trail to Spruce Hill (which boasts breathtaking views of Mount Greylock), the outdoors is all yours! Bring a basket with your partner’s favorite foods, a comfortable blanket, and a thermos with a warm beverage to show them you cherish quality time as much as they do.

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Berkshire Cider Project

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Something is alluring about bar lighting that can turn an old fling into a new lover or reignite a passion between long-term partners. Luckily, the Berkshires has many options, from the Berkshire Cider Project to the Balderdash Cellars. There’s also The Distillery at Greylock WORKS or Public’s for a quick cocktail or nightcap. No matter where you end up, relive your favorite memories over a glass of Chardonnay or welcome the future while you cheer with sparkling rosé.

Book a Romantic Stay at Porches

Porches Inn is the perfect last stop on your romantic getaway. Unwind in our traditional Finnish-style sauna or year-round heated pool, cozy up by a bonfire, and stay in one of our Victorian row houses. We also offer seasonal experiences that can add an extra bit of charm to your idyllic escape. Don’t wait, book your stay now!