North Adams on the list of best places in the U.S. for leaf peeping
What we’ve known for as long as we’ve been alive, or at least old enough to apricate the wonders of living in the Berkshires, popular travel website AFAR.com listed North Adams as one of “The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the U.S.”
The list totals 14 locations across the U.S. with five listed in New England and with only North Adams on the list in Massachusetts. The New England locations in addition to North Adams includes; Manchester Vermont, Smugglers’ Notch State Park in Vermont, Franconia State Park in New Hampshire, Acadia National Park in Maine.
Among the North Adams attractions mentioned in the AFAR post includes; Mass MoCA, Mount Greylock, the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Cheshire Reservoir, the Hoosic River and the Cascades Trail.
AFAR describes North Adams this way in their online post…
“A small city in the Berkshires near the Vermont state line, North Adams is home to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), a 19th-century factory mill complex turned modern center for world-class art. But given the lush fall foliage, you will want to spend most of your time outdoors: Head to nearby Mount Greylock for hiking trails that lead to the highest point in Massachusetts. The summit, which you can also reach by car, features a 12,500-acre preserve, plus the 1930s Bascom Lodge for lunch, drinks, and even overnights.
The paved, 11.2-mile Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, meanwhile, follows the path of an old train line from Lanesborough to North Adams, providing views of the mountains, the Cheshire Reservoir, and the Hoosic River. There’s also the Cascades Trail, which makes for a fairly gentle walk close to picturesque downtown North Adams—with the payoff of a refreshing waterfall.”
North Adams and the Berkshire is beautiful...who knew?