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Enjoy a Guided Housatonic River Canoe Trip

July 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Guided Housatonic River Canoe TripSummer – what a wonderful time to be out of doors! One of the best ways we can think of, of really getting out into the great outdoors while you’re in the Berkshires would be on a guided Housatonic River canoe trip.

Most of the time, we find ourselves looking wistfully out at the calm, flowing waters of the Housatonic river as it wends its way past us through the lush and beautiful Berkshires’ landscape. To really enjoy it, there’s nothing quite like getting out onto its smooth surface with nothing but quiet assurance of manpower to guide your gentle journey along its course.

Guided Housatonic River canoe trips will treat you to scenic vistas able to be seen only from the river as it meanders through the agricultural fields and floodplain forests of Massachusettes’ Berkshires. Marvel at the sight of eagles flying over Bartholomew’s Cobble, beavers slapping their tails on the water at your approach, Great Blue Herons hunting along the shallows, and the colorful shells of wild painted turtles.

The trained and knowledgeable guides for your Housatonic River canoe trip will point out both native and intrusive plant and animal species on the river. They will also entertain and educate you with the history of the river and the work that is now going on to restore as much of original habitat and species as possible.

Your tour guide will also impart basic boating safety and operating instructions for the canoe, life preservers, and paddles provided, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy your journey. Guided Housatonic River canoe trips are suitable for everyone – no matter your canoeing experience! Both the canoeing expert and novice will find the river generally tranquil and easy to maneuver upon.

Guided Housatonic River Canoe Trip

Berkshire Canoe Tours – 413-442-2789
Deckers Landing, near 320 New Lenox Road, Lenox, MA

Guided Housatonic River Canoe Trip Lodging
Applegate Inn is located in the heart of the Berkshires, just ten minutes away from the start of your guided Housatonic River canoe trip. Ask about our concierge service for this or any other Berkshires attractions you’re considering during your stay. Our beautifully appointed Berkshires inn is a Select Registry property offering modern conveniences – like charging stations for your EV and a heated swimming pool – in the warmth of a traditional setting with beautiful gardens and candlelit breakfasts. Reserve your room at Applegate Inn today!

You’ll Get a Charge Out of the New Applegate Inn Tesla EV Charger!

July 10th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn Tesla ChargerIf you own an electric car (EV), you’ll get a charge out of this new – a REAL CHARGE! – you can now charge your EV with the Applegate Inn Tesla Charger or the ClipperCreek charger!

That’s right, thanks to a new program from Select Registry, Applegate Inn now has two EV chargers on property for our guests to use – free!

The Applegate Inn Tesla EV charger is compatible with all Tesla models. For guests whose EV is not compatible with the Tesla Supercharger, we offer the ClipperCreek HCS-40 electric car charger – we’ve got you covered.

This all came about when Tesla Motors and Select Registry teamed up through the Tesla Motors Destination Charging program. Select Registry is the first independent hospitality organization to engage with such a forward thinking program to this degree, installing said chargers on all 170+ Select Registry properties!

For those of you not familiar with Select Registry, it was begun in the late 1960s as a directory of the the very finest b&b’s, inns, and hotels across the country. To qualify and continue on as a Select Registry Property, each member has to pass an unannounced, rigorous, 200-point quality assurance inspection. No other hospitality organization goes to such lengths to assure travelers guaranteed quality and exceptional service.

Applegate Inn is a Select Registry Property and proud to be a recipient of both this honor and the perks that go with maintaining such a high standard – perks that we can pass along to our guests, like the Applegate Inn Tesla and CrippleCreek EV charging stations!

Applegate Inn is a Berkshires bed and breakfast inn offering a premium combination of luxury, tranquility, service, and convenience for your Berkshires vacation. Our convenient location puts you within minutes of all major Berkshires attractions, plus we’ll spoil you with candlelight breakfasts, afternoon wine and cheese, evening cognac and chocolates, and more. Stay at Applegate Inn for true value and comfort!

Chesterwood Presents Chesterfest 2015!

June 19th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chesterwood's Chesterfest 2015Chesterwood’s Chesterfest 2015 – a series of live concerts billed as a New Americana Music Festival – is coming! This year’s concerts are scheduled for Sundays in July and August.

Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, was the country home and studio of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). French, who sculpted, among other things, the Minute Man monument in Concord and the Abraham Lincoln that resides so majestically in the Lincoln Memorial, is considered America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments.

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Tanglewood’s 2015 Festival of Contemporary Music

June 8th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood's 2015 Festival of Contemporary MusicIt’s time once again for Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music, scheduled for July 20-27, 2015!

Tanglewood has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937 as well as host to three academies of music: Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. The Festival of Contemporary Music is Tanglewood’s annual presentation of modern American chamber and orchestral compositions.

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Mahaiwe Theater’s 2015 Performing Arts Summer Schedule

May 29th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Mahaiwe Theater LogoThe historic Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, MA is heating up the Berkshires once again with its jam-packed 2015 summer schedule of performing arts!

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Get Set for the 2015 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival!

May 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Jacob's Pillow Dance Season 2015

One of the first signs of summer, the annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, is almost upon us and the Berkshires are already a-buzz with what promises to be another standout season!

The annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is America’s longest-running dance festival, having been started in the 1930’s by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn. Jacob’s Pillow Farm has been designated a National Historic Landmark and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

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Attend the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

April 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food FestivalThe 3rd Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival is almost here – May 23 – 24, 2015 – promising a gathering of some of the best, regional food and drink producers, as well as special guests, seminars, and demonstrations that any self-respecting foodie would not want to miss!

An outgrowth of the Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail, the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival has proven to be a very successful showcase not only for the beverage trail members but also the other vendors and producers who will be on hand – not to mention the attendees!

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Berkshires 2015 Concert Season

April 11th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires 2015 Concert SeasonThe Berkshires are known for their rich cultural fabric – Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance – and that includes live music by popular artists, as the Berkshires 2015 Concert season for the Berkshire Theatre Group shows.

A while back I outlined the 2015 Season for the Berkshire Theatre Group but an upcoming concert had me realizing that I’d not mentioned many of the upcoming concerts also hosted on the Berkshire Theatre Group’s stages.

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Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015

March 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015The recently announced Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015 season schedule will be heating up the Berkshires from June 30th through August 23rd – where will you be?

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has been bringing the finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires stage since since 1955, with each season providing both classic and new productions an opportunity to shine. One of the nation’s top training programs for upcoming generations of stage performers and producers, Williamstown Theatre Festival received the 2002 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and the 2011 Commonwealth Award for Achievement.

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Maple Sugaring Time in the Berkshires!

March 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

YMaple Sugaring Time In The Berkshiresou may be forgiven for being a little skeptical of what I’m about to tell you, if you’re one of the many who is currently hip-deep in snow, but spring really is just right around the corner and with it: Maple Sugaring Time!

If you’re scratching your head at that, it’s clear you are not from this part of the country because, up here, everyone knows about sugaring time. It’s a major, seasonal event in this part of the United States!

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