Williamstown, the northernmost town in the Berkshires, is, according to the New York Times, “one of the loveliest communities in New England.” Home to Williams College, the Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and access to the Appalachian Trail and Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts’ highest peak, the town is unique in its concentration of extraordinary art, theater, ideas, and nature. Neighboring North Adams, Bennington, Pittsfield, Lenox, and Lee expand the boundaries of this vibrant, four-seasons cultural and outdoors destination.
Williamstown’s engaged intellectual community centers around the world-renowned college that consistently occupies a top spot in rankings of the best liberal arts colleges. The town’s cultural saturation runs deep, from historic homes, to family-owned farms, five outstanding libraries, and one of the few remaining single-screen, independent movie theaters still in operation.
Visitors from all over the globe travel to Williamstown to experience the Clark’s exceptional collections in an intimate setting, groundbreaking special exhibitions, and striking architecture by Pritzker prize winner Tadao Ando. The Williams College Museum of Art attracts those interested in modern, contemporary, American, and world art. The Williamstown Theater Festival presents Tony award-winning summer theater, featuring celebrated designers, composers, directors, choreographers, and actors on two stages at the state-of-the-art ’62 Center at Williams. Nearby, the remarkable MASS MoCA exposes visitors to bold visual and performing arts. Well within reach are Jiminy Peak, the largest ski/snowboard resort in southern New England, historic Bennington Vermont, Barrington Stage, the Berkshire Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Tanglewood – all located in a setting of great natural beauty.