New England is the region that defines the American version of Fall. The air crisps, the leaves change, the breeze practically takes on the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin. Farms bulge with the fruits of the fall, apples, corn, pumpkins and gourds, pies fill the oven, and children (and grownups) plot their spooky costumes – making sure to think ahead about how to fit tights and warm gloves into their Halloween fashions. All over New England, right now, the tips of the branches are smoldering with color.
Fall is an amazing time to experience New England as a visitor. Plucking an apple fresh from the tree to eat on the spot is a sweet privilege of the season. Enjoying those last warm days before glorious snow covers the Berkshires (and tempts you back for another visit) with friends, or with someone special is like nothing else. And – do you remember those breathtaking Berkshires views? Imagine them in fall, aglow with the foliage of the season.
If you’re planning a visit to Lenox for Fall, you will want to make sure you add a local orchard or farm to your list of destinations. Here’s a great list from Berkshires.org. Berkshire Mountain Distillers has the fine spirits you need to “spice up” a local, fresh cider and an evening’s conversation. And Hampton Terrace has the cozy ambiance to wrap up your Fall travel package perfectly.
Fall is also a perfect season to hit the Berkshires roads either by foot or by automobile, before the chillier moods of winter start to make ski lodges seem like the place to be. Check out this list of Scenic Day Trips that will take you touring along great roadways and exploring the Taconic-Mohawk trail, in the steps of the Berkshires’ indigenous cultures.
So much to do, so much to see – and we’ll have a room ready for you!