Free Spring Activities in the Berkshires

Free Spring Activities in the Berkshires

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,–
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

 Dorothy Frances Gurney
There are so many free activities to enjoy in the Berkshires.  The beauty of this Spring weather has had  us outside for hikes, garden tours, and alfresco dining.  Our garden has burst out in riot of spring green and beautiful  bright spring yellows, reds, pinks, whites and even blues!  The viburnum is perfuming the entire yard. Lilacs are blooming today. Crabapples are about to burst forth!  The sun is out and it just rained a few minutes ago.  This spring is especially glorious because we waited so long for it to warm up.  Now,  all of the early spring flowers and trees are in full splendor, and we are filled with energizing joy!  Yes, we also have lots of gardening chores and projects planned too, for an upcoming Garden Tour in Lee, June 23rd.  So, we decided to get some inspiration at the Mount in Lenox.  This is open to the public off-season for garden and woodland trail walks.  The best part of the  walk was that I got to take my  dogs ~ yes ~ take my two dogs on a garden tour!  Now that it is officially spring, we also like to hike at Kennedy Park in Lenox.  Lenox is only a 10 minute ride from my house.  Come along with me and I’ll show you around!

                                              The Mount ~ Edith Wharton’s  Berkshire Cottage
the mount lenox

Views at The Mount In Lenox, MA

statue at the mount

Statue at the Mount in Lenox, MA

the mount garden

The Mount Garden

water feature at the mount

Water feature at the Mount

woodland path at the mount

Jeff walking the woodland path at The Mount, in Lenox, Ma

my cousin and cousin in law at the mount gardens

My cousin Bob , and cousin in law, Catherine, at The Mount Gardens

walking the dogs at the mount

Walking  Max & Margot at the Mount ~ very happy dogs!

Kennedy Park, Lenox, MA

blue skies kennedy park

Blue Skies in Kennedy Park

kennedy park trail

Kennedy Park trail, Lenox, MA

weeping cherry in Stockbridge with Bob & Catherine

Weeping cherry in Stockbridge, MA with Bob & Catherine

high lawn farm lee ma

Hight Lawn Farm Lee MA

views of the berkshire hills

Views of the Berkshire Hills


Thank you for coming by my blog today.  Off Season in the  Berkshires offers lots of free outdoor activities and Crabtree Cottage is a great place for your home base!  We are voted number one on tripadvisor in Lee, MA and number 5 (out of 118) of the B&B’s in the Berkshires!  We would love to welcome you!

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This article was written by Janis