Online Exclusive: Berkshires Itinerary Map
Check out an interactive Google map for recommended historic sites in the Berkshires.
By David Robert Weible | From Preservation | Summer 2013
Finding your way to all of the sites a region has to offer can be quite a task, especially when that region has as many attractions as the Berkshires. Bruce D. Snider’s Berkshires Travel Itinerary in our summer issue includes fantastic New England dining, beautiful historic hotels and inns, and a vast array of performing arts and other must-sees.
When I realized just how much history was nestled into the mountains of Massachusetts -- the Red Lion Inn, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and historic residences like Edith Wharton’s The Mount -- I started wondering where exactly I could find these treasures. For me, being able to see things on a map helps to form that concept of place in my mind.
Below, you’ll find an interactive Google Map with points for each location discussed in Snider’s article. Use the navigation tools in the top left corner of the map to pan in any direction or zoom in and out. Then, simply click on each point to view commentary from the following local experts who shared their suggestions with the author:
- Ed Locke, maintenance contractor and landscaper. A fourth-generation Berkshires native, Locke was a child model for two of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers: “The Runaway” and “Before the Shot,” both in 1958.
- Robert Salerno, president of the West Stockbridge Historical Society. Salerno commutes once a week to New York City, where he teaches retail management at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
- Diane Pearlman, independent film producer and executive director of the Berkshire Film and Media Commission. Pearlman was visual effects executive producer at Mass.Illusions, the studio that created visual effects for The Matrix.
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