October is here and the scenery is bursting with color. When it comes to leaf peeping, nothing beats the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Now is the time to come and enjoy the best of the Berkshires fall foliage!
October is THE month for viewing the peak fall foliage here in western Massachusetts. The Berkshires fall foliage season begins late September and typically peaks during mid-October, Columbus Day weekend.
If you’ve a love for forested backdrops of crimson, yellow, russet, and all tones in between, a Berkshires fall foliage trip is for you! Luckily, Applegate Inn is at the epicenter of some of the most striking autumn vistas around. It’s a simple thing to plan a lovely little drive or day trip from our Berkshires B&B for some gallery-hopping, antiquing, and lots of great leaf peeping!
Route 7 between Great Barrington and North Adams
U.S. Route 7 passes through Great Barrington, Lenox, Pittsfield, and some of the most gorgeous autumn scenery around. Route 7 is just a few minutes to the West of Lee, MA on I-90.
Traveling from Great Barrington to North Adams will take you past storybook farms, rolling hills, and other scenic panoramas. Attractions along the route include the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. You wont be sorry you stopped at either!
Richmond, MA’s Hilltop Orchard & Furnace Brook Winery is also worth a visit. The farm hosts numerous fall events and produces award-winning wines. Your first taste is free! You can also pick apples, go for a hike, or just relax and enjoy the view.
Leaf Peeping from The Summit of Mount Greylock
Speaking of views, if you’ve made it to North Adams on your Berkshires fall foliage drive, you may as well summit Mount Greylock. You won’t need any carabiners or crampons to make it, though – you can drive there!
Mount Greylock is 3,491 feet tall: the highest point in Massachusetts. From its peak on a clear day, you can see more than 90 miles away. That’s a LOT of leaf-peeping! Stop by the cafe at rustic Bascom Lodge for a prix-fixe dinner and vistas of four states and five mountain ranges.
To reach the summit of Mount Greylock from North Adams, take West Main Street to Notch Road. Stay on Notch Road until you reach Adams, MA and Mount Greylock.
Berkshires Fall Foliage
One of the best things about being in the Berkshires is you that don’t have to go anywhere to see beautiful fall foliage – it’s all around you! Book your Berkshires fall foliage getaway at Applegate Inn, today!