Econo Lodge The Springs
94 Route 7
New Ashford, MA 01237
Phone: (413) 458-7090
Fax: (413) 458-7092
Located between Adams and Williamstown, Mount Greylock boasts of the highest point in Massachusetts. Popular amongst hikers and bikers, Mount Greylock makes for a great adventure trail. The Bascom Lodge, located at its summit, can accommodate up to 32 guests for overnight stays. The lodge also provides a snack bar and a family-style restaurant.
Stafford Hill Memorial Tower, located to north east Cheshire stands, tall on the fringes of the Stafford Hill Wildlife Management Area. Made entirely of stone, the memorial was erected by the Sons of the American Revolution, commemorating the contributions made by Colonel Joab Stafford during the American Revolutionary War. Stafford led the Silver Greys troop during the Battle of Bennington fought in 1777. Stafford Hill Memorial Tower was constructed in 1927 and is home to Colonel Stafford's remains.
A perfect holiday retreat for families, Burbank Park invites you to relax and enjoy the lush greenlands that surround you. Go boating along the Onota Lake or simply sample the eye-catching views. Every winter, Burbank Park is home to Family Day, part of the annual Pittsfield Winter Carnival. There are such activities for children as snowshoe, sled and ice skating races, a snow sculpture contest, an ice fishing derby, and fun activities for kids including face painting and hayrides. Intimate picnics with family and friends make for a perfect Sunday event.
The Hoosac Tunnel or the Hoosick Tunnel is a rail tunnel that spans across the Hoosac Range. The tunnel was constructed in the 1850s era and was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
The Samuel Harrison House was the home of Reverend Harrison, a prominent figure in the region. This house was neglected for years, but owing to the efforts of the local and the City, this landmark was restored. Currently, it comes under the purview of the Samuel Harrison Society that manages its restoration. For details, check website.
Wahconah Falls State Park is a beautiful park located in the Berkshire town of Dalton. Visitors can relax besides some of the lovely waterfalls or go fishing in one of the many ponds. Pets are permitted provided your furry friend is on a leash. The hiking trails are of moderate difficulty amongst the conifer trees.
Aside from Springfield, Pittsfield is the second largest city in Western Massachusetts. The town was settled in 1752 and grew into an area of great economic importance during the 19th Century thanks to the nearest rivers. While industry isn't as big here as it once was, most visitors to Pittsfield come for cultural events, like baseball games, concerts, festivals and arts and crafts fairs.
A life-size stegosaurus named Wally greets you at the Berkshire Museum, home to an aquarium, fine art gallery (paintings and sculptures from around the world) and natural history museum. Exhibits focus on regional history and science, especially making featured displays accessible to children. The 1903 museum was founded by Zenas Crane, grandson of the founder of Crane & Company. It is a popular place for weekend outings with families.
Known for its large selection of literature, periodicals and technology, the North Adams Public Library is normally open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays until 5:00 p.m. and until 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
North Adams is a classic New England city that once was an extremely profitable mill town located along the Mohawk Trail. Today, North Adams is the smallest city in the state and home to the North Adams SteepleCats (New England Collegiate Baseball League) and the Massachusetts Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). The Mass MoCA is the largest contemporary art museum in America, housed inside massive, abandoned brick factory buildings.
The Church of Our Saviour on New York Route 22 is a small structure made of native stone and wood. It beautiful architecture is simple yet hard to miss. Standing firm on the ground since 1872, it has regularly conducted services and held events.
The Gov. Samuel J. Tilden Monument is a funeral monument for New York State Governor Samuel J. Tilden. Situated in Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon, New York, the historic site is was designed by Ernest Flagg, the renowned architect and contains a sarcophagus and a crypt. This Classic Revival structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.