A Visit to the Berkshires

Bob meets with Bill Wilson of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau to discuss the beautiful region and the many famous turn-of-the-century mansions dotting the lovely Berkshire hills.

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Bob meets with Bill Wilson of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau. The two discuss the beauty of the region, which is located along the Massachusetts Turnpike from Boston to Stockbridge.
Around the turn of the century, New York millionaires built cottages in the area for summer retreats. Most of these palatial mansions have now become resorts and tourist spots.

The Berkshires have drawn a number of writers and artists over the years, including Edith Wharton, Daniel Chester French, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Norman Rockwell.

The Berkshires are a vacationer's paradise with boating, biking, golfing, and hiking in the summer. Winter activities include skiing, snow shoeing and cross country skiing. In autumn, the incredible display of fall foliage is unrivaled.