North Adams & Williamstown

Great Barrington (71/64 min) | Lee (56/52 min) | Lenox (55/45 min) |   Pittsfield (39/33 min) | Stockbridge (60/53 min)

*Average drive times from North Adams & Williamstown to other town centers

Famous For...

• Home of major museums for the visual arts

• Historic college town & mill town

• Breathtaking road biking

• Gateway to the Mohawk Trail and the highest peak in the state

• Home of world-class theater festival

About North Adams

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. 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. 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. 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.

About Williamstown

With its artistic offerings and scenic countryside, it's no wonder Williamstown is known as "The Village Beautiful." Surrounded by mountains, farmlands and hiking trails, picturesque Williamstown is a quintessential Berkshire village. Here you'll find a wonderful blend of natural beauty, small town charm and heightened cultural awareness. Home of the venerable Williams College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, this community offers much to refresh the mind, renew the soul and stir the imagination. Among its wealth of natural treasures is the Hopkins Memorial Forest, the Taconic Trail State Park, Field Farm, and Bullock Forest. During summer months, a rich diversity of wildflowers bloom in the meadows, pastures and woodlands. Williamstown flourishes with art and culture, despite its diminutive size. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art and the Williamstown Theatre Festival are world famous. Summer nights in Williamstown light up with Broadway and Hollywood luminaries performing live at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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