The Berkshires

Pittsfield is located in the heart of the Berkshires, an area renowned for its physical beauty and commitment to the arts. Artists, writers and innovators have been attracted to this area and taken inspiration from its beautiful mountains for many generations. Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick from Arrowhead in Pittsfield. There are also Berkshire connections to Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Edith Wharton.

Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony is a 15-minute drive from Pittsfield. You can also find world renowned museums in the Berkshires: The Clark Art Institute, The Norman Rockwell Museum and Mass MoCA.

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate several easy access points to the Appalachian Trail, including from Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts.

The Berkshires is a year round cultural and recreational destination attracting thousands of tourists every year from around the world. Visit to learn more.

Partners is produced by the City of Pittsfield’s, Office of Cultural Development. We are a city of collaboration and we LOVE our partners:

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Photo credit: Downtown Pittsfield, Zach Morris


Like most places, Pittsfield has implemented safety strategies and is following CDC guidelines across the city. Most restaurants (indoor and outdoor), shops, and hotels are open and operating with additional precautionary measures. Expect sanitization and socially-distanced measures to be enforced. Please follow businesses’ safety standards and wear masks wherever applicable.

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