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Great Barrington

Mountains · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
Great Barrington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,104 at the 2010 census. Both a summer resort and home to Ski Butternut, Great Barrington includes the villages of Van Deusenville and Housatonic. It is the birthplace of W. E. B. Du Bois. In 2012, Smithsonian magazine ranked Great Barrington #1 in its list of "The 20 Best Small Towns in America".Great Barrington today is a vibrant small town acting as the hub for "South County". The town and its surroundings support a year-round population as well as second homes. Great Barrington is home to over 70 restaurants catering to a wide spectrum. The recently renovated Mahaiwe Theater has become a center for year-round music and cultural events.HistoryEarly history: 1676–1995The Mahican Indians called the area Mahaiwe, meaning "the place downstream". It lay on the New England Path, which connected Fort Orange near Albany, New York, with Springfield and Massachusetts Bay.
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Hidden gems in Great Barrington

Monument Mountain
Monument Mountain
Duration: 2 hours
The Guthrie Center & Foundation ©
Religious Site
The Guthrie Center & Foundation
Duration: 2 hours
Ski Butternut ©
Ski Area
Ski Butternut
Duration: 2 hours
Asia Barong ©
Antique Store
Asia Barong
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Great Barrington

Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Art Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge
Duration: 2 hours
The Clark Art Institute ©
Art Museum
The Clark Art Institute Williamstown
Duration: 2 hours
Old Sturbridge Village ©
History Museum
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge
Duration: 4 hours

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Taft Farms ©
Taft Farms
Duration: 2 hours
Windy Hill Farm ©
Windy Hill Farm
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lake Mansfield ©
Water Body
Lake Mansfield
Duration: 2 hours
Housatonic River Walk
Hiking Trail
Housatonic River Walk
Duration: 2 hours

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