A grounding blend of serenity and bustling expressiveness, Great Barrington is a mosaic of inspiration confidently seated in the heart of the southern Berkshires.
Lake Mansfield is a hub of activity in the warmer months, featuring an array of gathering areas as well as tranquil hideaways surrounding its 29-acre pond and abutting conservation area with hiking trails and the Housatonic Riverwalk. A sandy lakefront beach offers summer enjoyment for swimming, fishing, and yoga programs through the Park and Conservation Commission. Monument Mountain Reservation has one of the town’s best vistas at the summit.
Meandering Main Street is always an attraction for boutique browsers as well as foodies – Great Barrington has a great array of cuisine, with many restaurants committed to locavore menus – Bizen sushi, Prarie Whale’s outdoor garden-style seating, Babalouie’s sourdough pizza, authentic Morrocan at Tangier Cafe, or grab a roadside meal and play cornhole at Bistro Box.
Great Barrington is alive with activity, expression, and a fun-loving, welcoming community. Saturday mornings, kids can enjoy live
children’s concerts on the green behind the town hall with David Grover. Five Thirty Fridays (Wednesday and Saturdays, too!) enjoy live music at the Great Barrington Bandstand. Treat yourself to a performance at the Mahaiwe Theatre on Main Street or take a quick drive to Jacob’s Pillow or Tanglewood.
Even in the colder months, the town of Great Barrington is bustling. A townwide winter solstice Sip & Stroll celebration includes fireworks that light up the snowcovered sidewalks as the streets fill with awe. Ski Butternut offers affordable ski passes and incredible terrain for skiers and boarders – or enjoy tubing under the lights in the evening with the ease of their magic carpet conveyor that takes you to the top of the luge lanes.
A cultural hub of activity with a quintessential Main Street filled with boutiques, restaurants, and outdoor adventure, Great Barrington is a year-round destination and a place that embraces adventure with open arms.