If you’re reading this, you’re likely preparing to visit the Berkshires Forest. In this post, we’ll explain how to get to the forest and share our local recommendations.
Please save these directions before heading to the forest as cell phone service may be unreliable.
333 S County Rd, Drury, MA 01343
Most people use Google Maps to get to the forest. Below is the link to the exact forest location.
- The forest is incredibly peaceful, but cell phone service can be unreliable.
- We recommend wearing sneakers or hiking boots and bringing a jacket. We have walking sticks, hand-warmers, and umbrellas in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.
- Please save these directions as service on the way to the forest may be unreliable.
You’re sure to rest easy in one of these nearby accommodations.
- The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA: The Porches Inn is your home away from home in the historic community of North Adams. Located at the MASS MoCA, every morning guests are greeted by museum views from the steps of their 19th Century Victorian row house.
- Holiday Inn Berkshires: Tried and true, the Holiday Inn Berkshires is perfect for those wanting to stay in downtown North Adams — just a short drive from museums, theatres, historic sites, and outdoor activities.
- Maple Terrace Motel: Enjoy comfortable accommodations and warm hospitality at the Maple Terrace Motel. Situated on three acres next to a horse farm, Maple Terrace offers peaceful country living in the heart of Williamstown.
- The Guest House at Field Farm: Set in the middle of 315 acres with four miles of hiking trails, and views over Mt Greylock, this 1948 mid-century-modern guesthouse is the ideal place for those who love being surrounded by nature.
- Blue Vista Motor Lodge: Only 5 minutes from the forest. The Blue Vista Motor Lodge sits at the peak of Whitcomb Summit in Florida, Massachusetts. Each of the 17 guest rooms faces the stunning mountain view to the east.
Grab a bite at one of these local favorites.
- Trail House Kitchen: This restaurant was named due to its location along the Mohawk Trail and the Appalachian Trail. The menu boasts local farm-to-table fare, vegetarian meals, and offerings for those with food sensitivities. Stop by for a family-friendly environment, fresh comfort food, and great hospitality.
- PUBLIC eat+drink: If you want to experience a twist on American food, look no further than PUBLIC. This restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program and over a dozen types of bottled beer, along with a carefully curated wine list and creative cocktail offerings.
- Jack’s Hot Dog Stand: Since 1917, Jack’s Hot Dog Stand has been a staple in the Berkshires. The restaurant serves American favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, onion rings, and french fries. If you’re looking for a restaurant that’s stood the test of time, Jack’s Hot Dog Stand is a must-visit.
- Bright Ideas Brewing: Bright Ideas Brewing was created as a place for North Adams locals and MASS MoCA visitors to share a beer under the same roof. Voted Best Brewery in the Berkshires, Bright Ideas Brewing is the perfect place to unwind and connect with the community.
Things To Do
There’s something fun to do for all members of the family in the Berkshires.
- MASS MoCA: The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art features vast galleries of visual artists, indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, and more than 75 performances a year. Be sure to stop by the MASS MoCA to explore the stunning museum and year-round performing arts events.
- Natural Bridge State Park: Formed over 13,000 years ago by the forces of glacial meltwater, Natural Bridge State Park is the only natural white marble arch in North America. The bridge spans across the Hudson Brook and tumbles down a 60-foot gorge. You can also see an abandoned marble quarry and a man-made white marble dam while visiting the park.
- Mount Greylock: Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts — 3,491 feet. From the top, you can see 90-mile views of the Berkshires and all the surrounding landscape. Guests can drive to the top of Mount Greylock to take in the views from May to October every year.
- Cascade Waterfall: Just a short walk down the Cascades Trail will take you to the beautiful Cascade Waterfall. This trail is only minutes away from downtown North Adams and Williamstown — perfect for those looking for something to pass the time while immersed in nature.
- Mohawk Trail State Forest: Only 10 miles from North Adams is the Mohawk Trail State Forest. This forest is known to be one of the most scenic in Massachusetts — with 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, miles of rivers and streams, deep gorges, and towering old-growth trees. The Mohawk Trail State Forest has day-use picnic areas and a swimming area for guests to enjoy on their visit.
If you have questions leading up to your tour, you can reach our team directly at:
Email: [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in the forest soon!
All forest visits require a reservation. If you haven’t made one yet, please reach out to our support team to schedule yours today.