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Fall into the Berkshires at The Williams Inn

Explore all that Northern Berkshire County and Southern Vermont have to offer this autumn.  Enjoy time with family while exploring local orchards and festivals, or take a romantic drive through the Berkshires and Vermont to experience the beauty of nature’s color palette in the mountains. Don’t forget to book our Apple Picking Package and gear up for apple picking at our suggested locations: 

Jaeschke’s Orchard – Located a short drive in Adams, explore the 55 acres of orchards that include a variety of apples such as Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and more. Don’t forget to visit their Farm store to enjoy freshly made Apple Cider Donuts.

Lakeview Orchard – A beautiful drive south on Route 7 in Lanesborough, enjoy a tour of the orchards on a hayride, visit their cider press mill, and more. Visit their website for full details of what you can do during your visit.

Hilltop Orchard – An orchard for kids and adults alike! Located in Richmond, make a day with family and friends by enjoying hiking trails, apple picking, or a cider/wine tasting for the adults. And don’t forget the donuts.

If exploring the area to see the local foliage, try the following routes for the best views:

Mount Greylock Scenic Byway – See the beautiful views as you drive up the winding road to the top of Mount Greylock to see panoramic views of five states with autumn trees in full color. Don’t forget to pack a lunch to enjoy at the top! Follow the route down to Western Gate Heritage State Park for a 2.5-hour drive.  

Mohawk Trail Byway – Explore Route 2 as it twists and turns through small towns from Williamstown to Greenfield. Drive through history and experience how Benedict Arnold took his army down the trail or follow it as a trade route. There are more than 100 attractions to see along the way, so plan a full day to explore.

Jacob Ladder Trail – Follow Route 20 from Russell to Lee to explore the foothills of the Berkshires. See sights such as Jacob’s Pillow in Becket or stop and walk the grounds at Tanglewood in Lenox. Up for some shopping? Stop at the outlets located in Lee at the end of the trail.

The autumn colors are one of the greatest attractions in the Berkshires. We welcome you to experience all the season has to offer locally with hiking, orchards, or drives along local routes. The explosion of color you will see in the mountains and along the routes is picture worthy. Use The Williams Inn as your home base to explore locally throughout the county or sit on our patio to take in the views of the mountains surrounded by friends and family. Sit by the firepit, order some s’mores and enjoy the crisp evenings of autumn.