Seniors Travel to Massachusetts

The Berkshires were recently listed as a top vacation destination and there are many reasons why.  On the “Official Tourism & Travel Planning Website” senior travelers will discover the wide variety of scenery as well as sites to visit. You might even win the Free Trip to the Berkshires offered on this URL.

A Royal Governor gave the name “Berkshire,” to honor his home county in England. Oh yes, there is a Berkshire in England where Princess Kate Middleton was born.

The Berkshires, is a highland geologic region located in the western part of Massachusetts. Also referred to as the Berkshire Hills, Berkshire Mountains, and Berkshire Plateau, the region enjoys a vibrant tourism industry based on music, arts, and recreation.

I know that I have read plenty of articles over the years about the Berkshires, a popular tourist attraction and vacation getaway. Senior hikers enjoy the area with numerous trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail. It’s also home to dozens of summer camps, some of which date back to the turn of the 20th century.

Fine history and art museums, superb music and dance festivals, quality live theater, exceptional educational centers…all of these factors and more have combined to complement the wondrous natural environment inviting seniors to enjoy in all seasons.

Summer and Winter Getaway for Senior Citizens

The area serves as a summer home to many wealthy families from New York and Rhode Island, as well as other areas of Massachusetts.

City dwellers travel to the Berkshires in the summer for outdoor activities like hiking and swimming, and likewise in the winter, for skiing. Those families find the cultural richness of a major metropolitan area coupled with spectacular scenic beauty and the relaxed pace of the country, and you will as well.

TripAdvisor lists 133 must see and do sites in the Berkshires.  #1 is Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra featuring performances by world-renowned conductors, soloists and musicians. Jacob’s Pillow and the Norman Rockwell Museum follow right behind.

For senior outdoor lovers, Pleasant Valley’s thriving beaver population is one of the many fascinating features of this sanctuary. When you walk along Yokun Brook, take note of the “lodges” of tree branches and mud, where these nocturnal creatures spend their days.

The Berkshires features special events and festivals all year-round. It’s just a fun place with four seasons of culture, history and outdoor adventure.

Whether your idea of paradise is sipping fresh cider on a romantic New England Bed and Breakfast hearth or traveling scenic country roads through the Berkshire mountains, Berkshire County is the perfect year ’round destination for a senior vacation. One thing is for certain seniors, you are in for a “culture-packed” vacation in the Berkshires. Enjoy every moment.  jeb



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