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adventures

in West Stockbridge

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There is no shortage of adventures to embark upon when visiting the town of West Stockbridge! If you are looking for fun things to do while in the Berkshires, then we've got quite a few options that are worth discovering.

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n the center of town, TurnPark Art Space—an outdoor sculpture park—combines the natural dramatic scenery of the marble quarry with innovative large-scale sculptures, rotating art installations and performance art.

Cultural

ADVENTURES

Canoeing on Shaker Mill Pond

A community-driven Farmer's Market is active in the center of town during the summer months drawing locals and curious visitors. Live music, plants, baked goods, veggies and fresh flowers are available weekly. A beautiful setting and a bountiful selection await you!

Hiking and biking are central to the Berkshire lifestyle, and West Stockbridge has several sites lovingly maintained by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Take the trail head at Olivia’s Overlook for a breathtaking view of the Stockbridge Bowl or walk through the light-dappled forest of Stevens Glen to reach the waterfall.

 

Be sure to save enough time to launch your canoe in the inter-connected waterways that make West Stockbridge so enjoyable to visit. Waterbirds such as geese, ducks and sometimes swans, can be seen nesting and diving for food on Shaker Mill Pond. Williams River has a blue heron often fishing its shallow waters. 

TurnPark

Art Space

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turnpark.com

2 Moscow Road

West Stockbridge

For the curious, open-minded and lover of life & art, we invite you to visit TurnPark Art Space.

 

Built at the site of an old marble quarry - a splendid natural setting with unusual terrain and a fascinating story - the sculpture park was created by Igor Gomberg and Katya Brezgunova as a space that unites people, inspires them and offers a place for artistic experiment.

Turn Park
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space
Turn Park Art Space

West Stockbridge Farmers Market

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weststockbridgefarmersmarket.org

Located on The Foundry Green

at Harris Street

West Stockbridge

The West Stockbridge Farmers Market is held on Thursdays beginning May 23, 2024 thru October 3, rain or shine, between 3 and 6 pm.  Fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, eggs, ice cream, fresh fish, organic meat, maple syrup, flowers, breads & baked goods, homestyle fudge & jams, soap, artisanal goods and more. And LIVE MUSIC, brought to you in part by the WS Cultural Council.

WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market First Flower Farm
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
WS Farmers Market
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The Foundry

thefoundryws.com

2 Harris Street

West Stockbridge

The Friends of The Foundry are proud to promote this year-round entertainment venue celebrating its 5th year in West Stockbridge. Amy Brentano curates music, theater, dance, comedy, spoken word, and educational offerings in the intimate 85-seat Black Box theater. Go to the website for event dates and to purchase tickets.

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The Foundry
Performance at The Foundry
Outdoors The Foundry
Performance at The Foundry
Patio Bar at The Foundry
Play at The Foundry
The Foundry

Olivia's Overlook

bnrc.org

Richmond Mountain Road

West Stockbridge/Richmond line

The vista from Olivia’s Overlook towards the Stockbridge Bowl is breathtaking, but did you know that it’s also the trailhead for more than 6 miles of hiking trails? From here you can access: Walsh (easy access), Charcoal, and Burbank Trails. Those trails connect to Brothers Trail, lead you to Monks Pond, or are very near to Jackson Pond’s boardwalk.

Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook Burbank Trail
Olivia's Overlook Burbank Trail
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook
Olivia's Overlook

Stevens Glen

bnrc.org

Lenox Mountain Road

West Stockbridge

Stevens Glen is a 19th century tourist attraction, reborn for the 21st century. It's features include a waterfall through a romantic rock cleft, a stream to dabble feet on a hot day, and a viewing platform with a bench for reflection. A deep hemlock forest also awaits the adventurer!

Stevens Glen
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Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen
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Photos by Ken Kelly

Canoeing

West Stockbridge

Shaker Mill Pond

Cranberry Pond

Mud Ponds

Crane Lake

West Stockbridge

Late April is the perfect time of year to embark on a paddler's exploration of the the four beautiful ponds interconnected by flat water streams in West Stockbridge. They are a pleasure to canoe, although paddlers are cautioned that the streams may not be navigable later in the year when water levels drop. 

Canoeing
Beaver Dam
Busy Beavers' Birch Bark Brunch
Doane Perry paddling the front
Ruffed Grouse at Access Parking Lot
Crane Lake's Bat Cave
Paddler's View of Shaker Mill Pond
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