North Adams is known as "The Town of Steeples and Peaks," for the spires of its many churches - a lovely sight as you descend into the city from the west on Route 2. This tiny yet significant region has much to offer, from historical sites and cultural attractions to forests and parks with scenic vistas and outdoor recreation. Visitors can learn about the town's history and the challenging construction of the Hoosac Tunnel at the Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Located in the restored freight yard district, the park houses restored 19th century structures, railroad exhibits, industrial histories, a gallery and a graphics studio.
North Adams' Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is the largest contemporary art museum in the country, presenting innovative exhibitions and performances in the visual, performing and media arts.
In addition to breathtaking views of the Berkshire hills and Mount Greylock (the state's tallest summit), North Adams is also home to Natural Bridge State Park, located just north of downtown. Visitors marvel at the natural marble arch, a geological wonder 500 million years in the making, formed from glaciers and meltwaters.