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Guidebook for Pittsfield

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Guidebook for Pittsfield

Entertainment & Activities
Affordable, close, very reasonable lift tickets and weekday/nite specials! Night Skiing on Thursday is only 10 bucks!!!!
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Bousquet Ski Area
101 Dan Fox Drive
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Affordable, close, very reasonable lift tickets and weekday/nite specials! Night Skiing on Thursday is only 10 bucks!!!!
Ski, Bike, Board, Kayak, snow shoe, stand up paddle board rentals, trips, guiding. Trailside cafe. Park here to ski or bike in Kennedy Park. Fabulous selection of maps, outdoor gear, etc...
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Arcadian Shop
91 Pittsfield Road
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Ski, Bike, Board, Kayak, snow shoe, stand up paddle board rentals, trips, guiding. Trailside cafe. Park here to ski or bike in Kennedy Park. Fabulous selection of maps, outdoor gear, etc...
Cross Country skiing.
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Canterbury Farm
1986 Fred Snow Road
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Cross Country skiing.
Downhill ski mountain ,family friendly, affordable, especially mid-week, inexpensive season passes, great lessons, whole mountain is ski-able to intermediate skiers. Safe for children.
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Ski Butternut
380 State Road
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Downhill ski mountain ,family friendly, affordable, especially mid-week, inexpensive season passes, great lessons, whole mountain is ski-able to intermediate skiers. Safe for children.
Inexpensive local ski bowl. Mid week specials. Step in center and long cruisers around the edges. slower lifts. But very affordable.
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Catamount Ski Area
78 Catamount Road
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Inexpensive local ski bowl. Mid week specials. Step in center and long cruisers around the edges. slower lifts. But very affordable.
hiking
Appalachian Trail Parking
71 Gulf Road
hiking
Full service outdoor store, guiding, trips, rentals of paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, skiis.
Berkshire Outfitters
169 Grove Street
Full service outdoor store, guiding, trips, rentals of paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, skiis.
Guided outdoor adventures, courses, rentals on Deerfield river with impressive white water kayaking. Zip lining, rock climbing, etc....
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Zoar Outdoor Adventure Resort
7 Main Street
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Guided outdoor adventures, courses, rentals on Deerfield river with impressive white water kayaking. Zip lining, rock climbing, etc....
Largest Yoga and Holistic Health Center in the United States. Day passes available, Great shop, fabulous vegetarian cuisine, meals or healing arts apps available.
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Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
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Largest Yoga and Holistic Health Center in the United States. Day passes available, Great shop, fabulous vegetarian cuisine, meals or healing arts apps available.
This tiny, ancient planetarium was shipped from the UK and reassembled here. Seats about 20 for a FREE Friday night 7pm sky show, hosted by Williams College Grad Student. Must Pre-register. Seasonal
Hopkins Observatory
829 Main Street
This tiny, ancient planetarium was shipped from the UK and reassembled here. Seats about 20 for a FREE Friday night 7pm sky show, hosted by Williams College Grad Student. Must Pre-register. Seasonal
Hot Yoga on North St!
Radiance Yoga
401 North Street
Hot Yoga on North St!
our local Y has a 25 METER pool. If you have a Y card you can swim out doors at the Berkshire Community College outdoor pool. 12-5 7 days in summer. Or 5$ admission general public.
YMCA
292 North St
our local Y has a 25 METER pool. If you have a Y card you can swim out doors at the Berkshire Community College outdoor pool. 12-5 7 days in summer. Or 5$ admission general public.
Bike, ski rental, repair, tune up. retail store. high prices
Plaine's Bike Ski Snowboard
55 West Housatonic Street
Bike, ski rental, repair, tune up. retail store. high prices
Prestigious International Annual Film Festival. Multiple Locations in Berkshire County. June 2-5. Attend 1 event or purchase a pass to entire festival. Multiple evening galas and special events.
Berkshire International Film Festival
85 Main St
Prestigious International Annual Film Festival. Multiple Locations in Berkshire County. June 2-5. Attend 1 event or purchase a pass to entire festival. Multiple evening galas and special events.
Everything Else
Premier Berkshire Downhill Ski area with all amenities of the larger, VT and NH mountains.
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Jiminy Peak
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Premier Berkshire Downhill Ski area with all amenities of the larger, VT and NH mountains.
Fabulous Cross Country Ski and Hiking trails, wide-groomed for skate skiing, narrow back-country trails, connects with state forest land. Snow when closer parks have none due to high elevation.
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Notchview | The Trustees of Reservations
83 Old Route 9
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Fabulous Cross Country Ski and Hiking trails, wide-groomed for skate skiing, narrow back-country trails, connects with state forest land. Snow when closer parks have none due to high elevation.
Great trails for hiking, mountain biking, back country /cross-country skiing.
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Kennedy Park
275 Main Street
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Great trails for hiking, mountain biking, back country /cross-country skiing.
Great local hiking, paddling, swimming and skiing
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Beartown State Forest
69 Blue Hill Road
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Great local hiking, paddling, swimming and skiing
Best hiking in the area. highest mountain in Massachusetts. Some very challenging terrain with great views, waterfalls, old growth forest, appalachian trail, restaurant and lodge on top.
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Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center
30 Rockwell Road
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Best hiking in the area. highest mountain in Massachusetts. Some very challenging terrain with great views, waterfalls, old growth forest, appalachian trail, restaurant and lodge on top.
Great hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, swimming (Not supposed to swim in Berry Pond, but it is very tempting and beautiful. don't say I told you so.)
Pittsfield State Forest
Great hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, swimming (Not supposed to swim in Berry Pond, but it is very tempting and beautiful. don't say I told you so.)
hiking
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Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail
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hiking
hiking
Appalachian Trail
hiking
hiking short/easy/interesting geological formations. closed in winter
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Natural Bridge State Park
McAuley Road
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hiking short/easy/interesting geological formations. closed in winter
hiking, cross country skiing
October Mountain State Forest
317 Woodland Road
hiking, cross country skiing
Lenox and Stockbridge beaches, adjacent to Tanglewood and Kripalu Yoga Center.
Stockbridge Bowl
Lenox and Stockbridge beaches, adjacent to Tanglewood and Kripalu Yoga Center.
Town Beach Great Barrington. Nice walking destination from downtown great barrington.
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Lake Mansfield
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Town Beach Great Barrington. Nice walking destination from downtown great barrington.
Incorrect Address shown. Should be 152 North St. Suite 300 413-448-2382 M-F 1-5pm or hotline after hours 413-443-0212
Alcoholics Anonymous
152 North Street
Incorrect Address shown. Should be 152 North St. Suite 300 413-448-2382 M-F 1-5pm or hotline after hours 413-443-0212
www.berkshirena.org 413-443-4377
Drug Rehab Pittsfield
314 Columbus Ave
www.berkshirena.org 413-443-4377
incorrect address shown 24 hour hotline 888-425-2666 www.berkshirealanon.org
Al-Anon
85 East St
incorrect address shown 24 hour hotline 888-425-2666 www.berkshirealanon.org
local web site www.naranonctma.org
Nar-Anon Family Groups
local web site www.naranonctma.org
Excellent salad, hot food, and juice bar. Deli, Meats, Bulk Natural Foods, Produce, Bella Flora flowers, greeting cards. Cafe. This is where you get take out to go to Tanglewood picnic.
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Guido's Fresh Marketplace
1020 South Street
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Excellent salad, hot food, and juice bar. Deli, Meats, Bulk Natural Foods, Produce, Bella Flora flowers, greeting cards. Cafe. This is where you get take out to go to Tanglewood picnic.
Comfortable, friendly, nice building, computer use, wifi, visitor information
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library
1 Wendell Avenue
Comfortable, friendly, nice building, computer use, wifi, visitor information
Parks & Nature
hiking from many access points close by.
Appalachian Trail
hiking from many access points close by.
Free Town beach, great for evening walks as sun remains late. Public access boat launch, fishing, rentals nearby on Peck road.
Onota Lake
Lakeway Drive
Free Town beach, great for evening walks as sun remains late. Public access boat launch, fishing, rentals nearby on Peck road.
This amazing garden has been under cultivation for some 80 years and it is extraordinary. You need about 2 hours to see it.
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Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 East Stockbridge Lee Road
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This amazing garden has been under cultivation for some 80 years and it is extraordinary. You need about 2 hours to see it.
Swimming, Boating, picnic tables and grills, also listed on map as Burbank Park. Free admission, nice flat walking trail that is in the sun till sundown in summertime.. google the LIVE AT THE LAKE concert series on Wednesdays in summer, but get there mid afternoon or you will never get a parking space and will have to walk a mile into the park.
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Onota Lake
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Swimming, Boating, picnic tables and grills, also listed on map as Burbank Park. Free admission, nice flat walking trail that is in the sun till sundown in summertime.. google the LIVE AT THE LAKE concert series on Wednesdays in summer, but get there mid afternoon or you will never get a parking space and will have to walk a mile into the park.
Great FREE Swimming at south end of lake. Park on Hancock Rd off route 7 North Lanesboro, just north of Zucchini's Restaurant. There are boat and jet ski rentals further north on Rt 7 on the lakeside.
Pontoosuc Lake
Great FREE Swimming at south end of lake. Park on Hancock Rd off route 7 North Lanesboro, just north of Zucchini's Restaurant. There are boat and jet ski rentals further north on Rt 7 on the lakeside.
Arts & Culture
In addition to 2 main Theaters with nightly dance performances,there are many free performances and talks throughout summer. Inside Out series Weds-Sat Free 6pm. Also have restaurants and snack bars. NEWS: Summer 2017 THE PITTSFIELD-PILLOW EXPRESS! Starting today, the Pillow will offer FREE transportation to and from three neighborhoods in downtown Pittsfield every Saturday of the Festival. Call 413.207.4082 to reserve your seat or to request more information. The bus schedule can be downloaded here. The dance center of the nation is just a bus ride away!
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Jacob's Pillow
358 George Carter Road
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In addition to 2 main Theaters with nightly dance performances,there are many free performances and talks throughout summer. Inside Out series Weds-Sat Free 6pm. Also have restaurants and snack bars. NEWS: Summer 2017 THE PITTSFIELD-PILLOW EXPRESS! Starting today, the Pillow will offer FREE transportation to and from three neighborhoods in downtown Pittsfield every Saturday of the Festival. Call 413.207.4082 to reserve your seat or to request more information. The bus schedule can be downloaded here. The dance center of the nation is just a bus ride away!
Best Kept secret in the Berkshires. If you are interested in the history of surrealism and modern art, do not miss this 2 hour experience. Seasonal.
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
92 Hawthorne Street
Best Kept secret in the Berkshires. If you are interested in the history of surrealism and modern art, do not miss this 2 hour experience. Seasonal.
Our local museum of Art, impressionist collections include John Singer Sargent and many other notables. Currently Van Gogh.
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
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Our local museum of Art, impressionist collections include John Singer Sargent and many other notables. Currently Van Gogh.
Beautiful and Free, so far as I know.
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Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive
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Beautiful and Free, so far as I know.
A must see if you are in the Berkshires
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
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A must see if you are in the Berkshires
Our local Modern Art museum has revitalized the area of North County. Bang on a Can Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, and many other musical and dance events through the year. Thru 2018 LAURIE ANDERSON's 2 virtual reality exhibits ALOFT and CHALK ROOM (must make appt at their web site in advance), James Turrell's Light exhibits (must make appt at their web site in advance), Sol Leavitt, Elizabeth King, Tonya Hollander ARE YOU MY FRIEND?, and the Children's room are high on my list of recommendations. You need the whole day to see this place and you should plan on spending time in the Children's room even if you are a grown up!
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MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
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Our local Modern Art museum has revitalized the area of North County. Bang on a Can Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, and many other musical and dance events through the year. Thru 2018 LAURIE ANDERSON's 2 virtual reality exhibits ALOFT and CHALK ROOM (must make appt at their web site in advance), James Turrell's Light exhibits (must make appt at their web site in advance), Sol Leavitt, Elizabeth King, Tonya Hollander ARE YOU MY FRIEND?, and the Children's room are high on my list of recommendations. You need the whole day to see this place and you should plan on spending time in the Children's room even if you are a grown up!
Probably the most popular Tourist Destination in the Berkshires. Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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Tanglewood
297 West Street
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Probably the most popular Tourist Destination in the Berkshires. Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Free Jazz in summer, Friday Nights 5-8pm is the Best Kept Secret in town.
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street
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Free Jazz in summer, Friday Nights 5-8pm is the Best Kept Secret in town.
Part of the Booming Berkshire Theater community. Fully renovated turn of century theater. Beautifully redone. Live Theater and concerts year round.
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Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
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Part of the Booming Berkshire Theater community. Fully renovated turn of century theater. Beautifully redone. Live Theater and concerts year round.
Live Theater, year round
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Barrington Stage Company
30 Union Street
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Live Theater, year round
Live theater
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Berkshire Theatre Festival
3 South St
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Live theater
Live Theatrical Productions
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Williamstown Theatre Festival
1000 Main Street
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Live Theatrical Productions
Salvage Artist/Creators Kristina and Gary Cardot have created a world of creative décor items produced by themselves and other local salvage artists. They also have a large workshop space with all the materials on hand to make a fun workshop for your family or group. Many years experience bringing the workshop experience to local schools and festivals, they will provide all the guidance you need to create your own work of art. 413-464-6485
The Funky Phoenix
441 North St
Salvage Artist/Creators Kristina and Gary Cardot have created a world of creative décor items produced by themselves and other local salvage artists. They also have a large workshop space with all the materials on hand to make a fun workshop for your family or group. Many years experience bringing the workshop experience to local schools and festivals, they will provide all the guidance you need to create your own work of art. 413-464-6485
Food Scene
Owners, manager, chef are french and trained restauranteurs. Great food, local, fresh, organic, gluten free options. Great presentation, lunch or dinner. Great European Service. A FOODIE's Find.
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Alta
34 Church Street
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Owners, manager, chef are french and trained restauranteurs. Great food, local, fresh, organic, gluten free options. Great presentation, lunch or dinner. Great European Service. A FOODIE's Find.
The simple American dishes we all grew up with a gourmet chef's touch. The food is hot to table. All local, farm fresh foods. Simple menu. Gluten free options available. worth the 20 minute drive.
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Mario's
458 U.S. 20
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The simple American dishes we all grew up with a gourmet chef's touch. The food is hot to table. All local, farm fresh foods. Simple menu. Gluten free options available. worth the 20 minute drive.
Asian Fusion food. When it is good it is FABULOUS, but service and food can be inconsistent. Enter on McKay Street
Flavours of Malaysia
75 North Street
Asian Fusion food. When it is good it is FABULOUS, but service and food can be inconsistent. Enter on McKay Street
Have not eaten here, but it is also on McKay Street, convenient to Beacon Cinema, Colonial, etc....
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Trattoria Rustica
27 Mc Kay Street
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Have not eaten here, but it is also on McKay Street, convenient to Beacon Cinema, Colonial, etc....
Convenience. Gluten Free options. Great soups, salads, grilled sandwiches. Next to Beacon Cinema.
The Marketplace Cafe
53 North Street
Convenience. Gluten Free options. Great soups, salads, grilled sandwiches. Next to Beacon Cinema.
WiFi and Strong Coffee
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Dottie's Coffee Lounge
444 North Street
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WiFi and Strong Coffee
Great Burgers. Immediate seating at sports bar. Great Sports Bar. Serving food till 10pm. Thursday night is TRIVIA night.
99 Restaurants
699 Merrill Road
Great Burgers. Immediate seating at sports bar. Great Sports Bar. Serving food till 10pm. Thursday night is TRIVIA night.
wifi, nearby, open best and lunch. great place to bring laptop and work. Gluten Free options, sometimes. Open Bfst and lunch
Juice N' Java Coffee House
216 Elm Street
wifi, nearby, open best and lunch. great place to bring laptop and work. Gluten Free options, sometimes. Open Bfst and lunch
Great Vietnamese food
Vong's Thai Cuisine
157 Seymour St
Great Vietnamese food
Best Masala Dhosa and Idli I have EVER had. 5 Stars!
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MINT - Lakeside Indian Dining & Bar
435 Laurel St
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Best Masala Dhosa and Idli I have EVER had. 5 Stars!
Informal dining, Breakfast lunch dinner, family friendly. healthy food, even vegan and GF options. Operated by Richard Bourdon, the sourdough bread bakery in Housatonic and AURA, the former owner chef of the beloved CAFE RIVA on Tyler Street, which closed at the height of popularity due to landlord/building difficulties some years back. She also ran food concession at Berkshire Organics "NatAURAly" for several years in the interim.
Berkshire Mountain Bakery Pizza Cafe
180 Elm St
Informal dining, Breakfast lunch dinner, family friendly. healthy food, even vegan and GF options. Operated by Richard Bourdon, the sourdough bread bakery in Housatonic and AURA, the former owner chef of the beloved CAFE RIVA on Tyler Street, which closed at the height of popularity due to landlord/building difficulties some years back. She also ran food concession at Berkshire Organics "NatAURAly" for several years in the interim.
Drinks & Nightlife
HAven't eaten here but guests seem to like it. Next to Dotties.
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Mission
438 North Street
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HAven't eaten here but guests seem to like it. Next to Dotties.
Great pub food and artisanal beers.
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Patrick's Pub
26 Bank Row
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Great pub food and artisanal beers.
Shopping
Forget something? Why pay retail?
Salvation Army Thrift Store
501 Dalton Ave
Forget something? Why pay retail?
Forget something? Why pay retail?
Goodwill Retail Store
457 Dalton Avenue
Forget something? Why pay retail?
closer: 180 Elm St, just up the block 413-499-1640
Rite Aid
37 Cheshire Road
closer: 180 Elm St, just up the block 413-499-1640
Did something fall off your car? Need to repair your luggage? these guys are very friendly and helpful.
Carr Hardware
547 North Street
Did something fall off your car? Need to repair your luggage? these guys are very friendly and helpful.
Cafe, books, maps, etc....
Barnes & Noble
555 Hubbard Avenue
Cafe, books, maps, etc....
closest dry cleaner
Nifty Cleaners
105 Elm St
closest dry cleaner
Right Next to a dry cleaner on North street.
NORTH STREET COIN OP
320 North Street
Right Next to a dry cleaner on North street.
Next to Coin Op Laundry
Jean's Cleaners
324 North St
Next to Coin Op Laundry
USED SPORTING GOODS at their finest. Michelle, the proprietor has gotten many novices skiing or biking in no time. Quality and value!
Instant Replay
10 Lyman Street
USED SPORTING GOODS at their finest. Michelle, the proprietor has gotten many novices skiing or biking in no time. Quality and value!
Best Used furniture and Antique Shopping in the area. Ron Hughes proprietor. Fair prices. Closed sundays.
Berkshire County Used Furniture
117 4th St
Best Used furniture and Antique Shopping in the area. Ron Hughes proprietor. Fair prices. Closed sundays.
Proprietor Jed Thompson is a fine floral designer and has a wonderful eye for booking some of the finest Artists in New England. There is always fine art on display and he has one of the most interesting selections of historic antique objects one can find in the area. A very interesting shop.
Township Four Floristry & Home
419 North St
Proprietor Jed Thompson is a fine floral designer and has a wonderful eye for booking some of the finest Artists in New England. There is always fine art on display and he has one of the most interesting selections of historic antique objects one can find in the area. A very interesting shop.