During the summer and Fall, Charlemont is home for the Mohawk Trail Concert series, featuring internationally-known musicians, including the well-known duo of Joan Morris and William Bolcom among others. For those interested in more energetic activities, the nearby Deerfield river has long stretches of challenging Class 3 and Class 4 rapids, and several rafting companies, including : Zoar Outdoor River Rafting and Moxie Outdoor Adventures provide exciting river adventures for all ages. Additional thrills can be found by visiting either Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours or Berkshire East Canopy Tours.
The Deerfield is also well known for its excellent swimming and inner tubing, in addition to crystal-clear trout waters, including several catch-and-release areas, famous for large, cagey trout. Guided fly fishing trips are available through Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service. Portions of the nearby Mohawk Trail State Forest are home to spectacular, old-growth trees that were likely here when the pilgrims first came to Massachusetts. Other local state forests have miles of hiking trails, old charcoal kilns and other historic sites. In winter, our farm is only 2 miles from a well-maintained ski area (Berkshire East), with a brand new base lodge, excellent lift capacity, a well-stocked ski and snowboard shop, 45 trails, and snow making capacity on 100% of the mountain.
The farm is just 25-35 minutes drive from the historic homes and museums of Old Deerfield, and the famous Yankee Candle Company. We are about the same distance from the outstanding Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams, the The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art and the Berkshire Museum. The latter is 3 museums in one-art, natural science and history, and is the oldest museum in the country. They have rich holdings of American art from the 19th and 20th Centuries plus an interactive aquarium. We are also located about 45 minutes from Northampton, Mass., home of Smith College as well as many great restaurants and shops and the Words and Pictures Museum. We are about one hour from Tanglewood, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Other area attractions include the Charlemont Inn, Goat Rising Farm, Shantigar and the lovely Village of Shelburne Falls.
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