Greylock in December
Greylock in December, Wikimedia Commons

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Nestled between the Berkshires and the Connecticut River Valley, Worthington and the surrounding Hilltowns are a rustic escape from busy urban life. Lush forests and rugged hills abound and nurture a vibrant artistic community.

We've listed a few of our favorite destinations below. For more, visit the Hilltown Directory or Berkshires.org.

The Links Golf Course

The Links Golf Course

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 1 minute (15 minute walk)

The links at Worthington, founded in 1904, is a ten-hole golf course just down the road from the inn. The course boasts small sloping greens and tight tree-lined fairways. Stately pines and groves of maples are spread throughout, and a well-positioned creek cuts through the tenth hole. The roughs are thick, with fifteen strategically-placed bunkers to keep golfers on their toes. The Links will challenge the low handicapper as well as provide an enjoyable round for recreational players.

Notchview

Notchview

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 15 minutes

With more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain and 25 miles of groomed ski trails, Notchview, a part of the Hoosac Range in the Berkshire Hills, offers an idyllic escape all year roundโ€”but especially in winter. Much of Notchview sits above 2,000 feet; Judgeโ€™s Hill, the highest point, is 2,297 feet. Almost half of the trails are groomed and track-set for classical cross-country skiing and 5 miles are groomed for skate skiing. A separate trail system is for โ€œskijoring,โ€ or skiing with dogs. Visitors can also snowshoe alongside the ski trails or go off track and explore the backcountry.

Three Sisters Sanctuary

Three Sisters Sanctuary

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 20 minutes

Three Sisters Sanctuary is a public healing and sculpture garden curated by Richard M. Richardson. It is known throughout the Valley for its eclectic mix of of sculptures, flowers and stones, merging art with beautiful natural vistas.

Chesterfield Gorge

Chesterfield Gorge

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 7 minutes

Chesterfield Gorge is a dramatic rock canyon, forming the entrance to an extensive natural recreation area along the Westfield River, a popular spot for catch-and-release fly fishing. Seventy-foot walls rise from a landscape situated adjacent to the General Marquis de Lafayette Trail. Across the river can be seen stone abutments from a historic bridge that spanned the river around 1762, swept away by floodwaters in 1835. Hike the half-mile trail along the cliff tops and take in wonderful views of the gorge, the river, and the surrounding forest.

Wahconah Falls State Park

Wahconah Falls State Park

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 21 minutes

The Wahconah Falls Brook flows over several smaller falls before ending in the 40-foot Wahconah Falls. The cascade is scenic any time of year, but is especially impressive during the spring runoff. Visitors can also relax, picnic, or fish in the shade of the northern hardwood forest. A half-mile loop along the upper falls offers lovely views.

Mineral Hills Winery

Mineral Hills Winery

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 23 minutes

Mineral Hills Winery is a family-owned farm and winery located in Northampton, Massachusetts, featuring unique blends and committed to sustainable farming practices. Available for tours and tastings.

MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 40 minutes

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is one of the worldโ€™s liveliest centers for making and enjoying todayโ€™s most evocative art. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification.

Jacob's Pillow

Jacob's Pillow

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 40 minutes

Jacob's Pillow is a 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to Americaโ€™s longest-running international dance festival.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood

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๐Ÿ•“ Driving Time: 45 minutes

One of the worldโ€™s most beloved music festivals, Tanglewood is the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its training academy, the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as the Boston Pops. Itโ€™s also the year-round home of the Tanglewood Learning Institute. In a typical summer, Tanglewood welcomes more than 350,000 visitors to performances, recitals, and seminars across 500 acres nestled between Lenox and Stockbridge.