About the Berkshires

Welcome to the Berkshires, country landscape with city culture. Ready to spread out in a place so full of grass that people eat dinner on it?

Lawn tickets to Tanglewood are one of the most relaxing traditions and best deals of summer in the Berkshires.

What do we love best about the Berkshires? It’s a great place to grow up, with so many adventures, but it’s also world-class for grownups.

Family fun in the Berkshires includes museums like Mass MOCA and The Clark, day hikes, art galleries, music, Shakespeare & Co, wellness centers Canyon Ranch and Kripalu, and the dance capital of America, Jacob’s Pillow. With the Appalachian Trail and streams, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and ponds nearby, all doors lead outside. Summer temps average between 70-80 degrees, so families stay for a week or two (or six!) at a time. And winter in the mountains means skiing, skating, snowshoeing and all things snow.

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.


Berkshire Waldorf Summer, our summer program for children 4-7, is your summer place in the Berkshires. If you’re interested in reserving a spot for your child/ren for Summer 2024, give us a call (413-528-4015) or email registrar@berkshirewaldorfschool.org, and we’ll add your name to a waiting list.

Registration typically opens in late February.

Here’s a fun article, “What’s So Great About Great Barrington?” by local writer and parent Kaitlyn Wylde, and your primer to the whole Upstate region, The Mountains.