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Massachusetts Moto: By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Libery / Massachusetts Nickname: Bay State
We essentially drove down from southeastern Vermont on I-91 to the Pioneer Valley and turned onto the Mohawk Trail (Historic Deerfield, Shelbourne Falls, Williamstown) at Shelbourne Falls where we then continued down through the Berkshires (Lenox, Stockbridge).
· Massachusetts Info
· Berkshire Hills area – highest peak is Mt Greylock (3,491 ft) with access road off Route 7 and is famous for the culture in the area (Tanglewood Music Festival at Tanglewood in Lenox and the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge)
· Pioneer Valley is what they call the string of historic settlements long the Connecticut River. These communities formed the western frontier of New England.
The Mohawk Trail – Route 2 officially called
this because it is said to shadow an old Indian trail through the hills. We
rode from Shelbourne Falls to Williamstown. Went through Old Deefield
(saw its many historic house museums along “The Street” (a mile-long stretch of
80 houses, many dating from the 18th and early 19th
centuries) but didn’t go inside, also saw the nationally famous boarding school
These are places that we would like to revisit on a future trip or places we didn’t get to see and would like to next time.
· Greater Barrington – asdf
· Historic Deerfield – see the old houses (52 buildings on 93 acres) and just stroll down “The Street”.
· Cornell Inn – I’d like to stay here if we are ever in the Lenox area again, quaint looking inn.
· North Adams – stop and see the MoCA
· Williamstown – stop and see the Clark Art Institue