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THE CULTURAL SCENE

In the Berkshires:

Berkshire Film Festival

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Theatre Group

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Tanglewood

Norman Rockwell Museum

Hancock Shaker Village

Shakespeare & Company

MASSMoCA

The Mount

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

The Clark

Barrington Stage Company

Berkshire Choral Festival

 

Columbia County:

Clermont State Historic Site

Hudson Athens Lighthouse

Martin Van Buren National
Historic Stie

Millay Poetry Trail at Steepletop

Olana State Historic Site

StageWorks

The Theater Barn

Mac-Haydn Theater

The Fields Sculpture Park
at OMI International Arts Center

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

FilmColumbia

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

THINGS TO DO

Area Attractions and Activities for Your Berkshires Vacation

The Inn at Green River offers first-class lodging near Tanglewood and many other Hudson Valley attractions, making it an ideal vacation destination. The Inn is located in Columbia County, in the northern part of the Hudson River Valley, and close to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, America's premier cultural resort. The Inn is an excellent starting point for a wide variety of activities and events, or you may simply choose to spend your day relaxing in the hammock on the beautiful grounds, listening to the birds.

In the summer, the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood is just twenty minutes away. The Inn is also convenient to two Shaker museums, the Berkshire and Norman Rockwell Museums, Clark Art Institute, MASSMoCA, Shakespeare & Co., the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Jacob's Pillow. Six summer stock theaters are nearby, and historic museum houses abound in Columbia and Berkshire counties, including Olana, Clermont, the Martin Van Buren home, the Mission House, Edith Wharton's The Mount, and Naumkeag.

Outdoor lovers may start the day with a leisurely walk down a quiet dirt road known to the locals as "the Dugway," then progress to a hike at Bashbish Falls in Taconic State Park, the Appalachian Trail or Bartholomew's Cobble, climb Monument Mountain or Mt. Greylock. Don’t miss the new Catamount Forest aerial adventure park, open May through October. Fishing, golfing, swimming and boating are close by. The adventurous may try kayaking on the Housatonic or Hudson Rivers; our Green River, with its native brown trout, is more suited to fly fishing and wading.

Regardless of the day's activity, a visit to several area wineries for a tasting is always a good plan. You are here to relax after all. In the Berkshires, visit Les Trois Emme in New Marlborough and Furnace Brook Winery in Richmond. On the New York side, perhaps on your way home from antique hunting in Hudson, visit the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent and the Tousey Winery in Clermont. All are members of the new Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, as is the inn.

Even after the busy summer months, there are plenty of cultural options including the Berkshire Bach Society, the Berkshire International Film Festival, the Chatham Film Festival, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the Colonial Theater, and Close Encounters with Music. Antique shops, auction houses, and galleries abound in the area and are open year-round.

Winter brings cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing right to our back door, while "downhill" is minutes away at Catamount Ski Area or Butternut Basin.

Great shops and fabulous restaurants are always beckoning. Among our favorites in Berkshire County, Massachusetts are: John Andrews and the Old Mill in South Egremont; Stage Coach Tavern in Sheffield; Fiori, Bizen, Baba Louie's, and Bizalion in Great Barrington; Rouge in West Stockbridge; and Brix Wine Bar in Pittsfield. In Columbia County, New York, we recommend CrossRoads Food Shop, Swiss Hütte in Hillsdale; the Blue Plate in Chatham; Mexican Radio, Swoon Kitchen Bar, Vico, Ca' Mea, DaBa, Baba Louie's, and the Red Dot in Hudson, and Local 111 in Philmont. All of these fine restaurants strive to work with local farmers and purveyors to offer fresh, often organic, greens, fruits, vegetables, and meats. Many are members of two organizations whose mission is to support networking between local agricultural producers and culinary businesses: Berkshire Grown and Columbia County Bounty. The Inn is also a member!


The Inn at Green River
9 Nobletown Road, Hillsdale, NY 12529, United States (USA) • Phone 518-325-7248
innatgreenriver.com
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