TravelRiz: Instagram Worthy Spots in The Berkshires

I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time in the Berkshires over the years and you should too! The Fall is the perfect time for this New England area, but there’s something for every season. Bookmark this post so you can check out some of the Berkshires most Instagrammable spots.


2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
Open 10a-5p daily
Grounds and Gardens are open and free-of-charge

Admission to the main house and onsite exhibits. Adults: $20. Seniors 65+: $18. Students: $13. Children and Teens (18 and under): Free. Military with ID: $10.
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Formerly the home of author Edith Warton, The Mount is a national historic landmark. You can explore the property and learn about her life by taking tours of her country house and the gardens. Advanced booking is recommended.

This beautiful bench is part of the Italian Garden. A beautiful spot to just enjoy nature and listen to the water fountain.


5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge
Open 10a-4p Thursday-Monday
Timed tickets. Adults: $20. Children 3-12: $5. Children under 3: Free. Admission is Free for Trustees Members
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This 48-acre property was the former country home of The Choate family. It is now a museum in Stockbridge. The beautiful Gilded Age Mansion is the estate’s centerpiece. The famous Blue Steps are one of landscape architect Fletcher Steele’s most famous works.

Umpachene Falls

Umpachene Falls Road, Southfield

You need inside connections to visit this waterfall. The park is for New Marlborough residents and their guests. Rushing water is best after a rainstorm.

Bistro Box

Maybe this more of a foodie stop, but the views of the mountains are beautiful. It’s a perfect spot to take a moment and enjoy delicious food.
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Ashintully Gardens / Ruins

27-1 Sodem Road, Tyringham
Free Admission
April – November 10-5p / ruins open sunrise to sunset
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The Georgian-style mansion, nicknamed the “Marble Palace”, burned down in 1952. The front terrace, foundation and four Doric columns remain as the ruins. It’s a small upward hike from the parking lot, but so worth it!

Monument Mountain

Hike to the 1739-foot summit of Monument Mountain! This 2.5 mile long quartzite ridge line is located in Great Barrington. The views from up here are amazing. Nathanial Hawthorne and Herman Melville got caught in a rainstorm while hiking the mountain. They found refuge in a cave and had such inspired conversation, that it let to ideas for Melville’s new book, Moby-Dick.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

5 E Stockbridge Lee Rd, Stockbridge
Open daily 9a-5p
Timed tickets recommended. General Admission: $15. Members and Children under 12: Free. Senior/Reduced Admission: $14. Tuesdays: Free
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Established in 1934, The Berkshire Botanical Garden is one of New England’s oldest public gardens. It’s filled with over 3000 plant species, many of which are indigenous to the Berkshires.

I love visiting The Berkshires and I know you will too! I can’t wait to be able to go back and find more beautiful places to photograph. Have you been to any of these places?

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