My Favorite Summer Vacation Spot

My Favorite Summer Vacation Spot is a holiday blog hop from the fabulous Lexa Caine. Lexa hosts another hop, Celebrate The Small Things, every Friday and invited us to share vacation places on this Memorial Day holiday. So, naturally, I’m in.

Arrowhead/Herman Melville House

I vacation most of the Summer in the Berkshires.  I hide out in a little small town central to everything the Berkshires has to offer. The air is fresh and clean and sweet with the smell of all the blooming flowers.    Here is a pic of my garden last summer when the gladioli were in bloom but the butterfly bushes were just getting started. 


October Mountain State Forest

There is so much to do here in the summer. I hike the Appalachian Trail, which starts, in fact, in back of my place.  I get to see the Saturday morning rehearsals at Tanglewood.  I could not afford the Saturday evening performances.  It’s funny to see the conductors and musicians on stage in shorts and flip-flops, knowing that in the evening they’ll in full formal dress.

Ozawa Hall – Tanglewood – Steve Rosenthal

Summer theater and the museums here are wonderful, from the Berkshire Museum in beautiful downtown Pittsfield, to The Clark, in Williamstown.

Even an early morning scenic along Route 7 that winds endlessly through small towns in Massachusetts is special; Pittsfield – Home to Arrowhead, Great Barrington – Birthplace of E.B. Du Bois, Lenox & Stockbridge – Home to Tanglewood & the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lee – famous for the quality of it’s marble.  I could go on and on but I know you have other fave vacation spots to visit.

Can you tell that I’m addicted to the Berkshires?  Sure beats Miami, with its 95 degree heat and 98% humidity.

I’m anxious to lean about all of your favorite vacation places, too.

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  1. Lexa Cain

    Why did I think the Berkshires were in NY or PA? I loved my first 10 years in MA and spent a few college years there too. (OK, looked it up. The NY ones are called the Catskills, and the PA ones are called the Poconos. I’ve been to those. How did I miss the Berkshires??) I love the pictures and think being at the beginning of the Appalachian trail must be very cool! There’s nothing like nature and peace and quiet to fill your heart with happiness!
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