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Activities & Attractions

We invite you to explore all that Williamstown has to offer with our inn as your home base. Our list of top activities and attractions below highlight the unique and enjoyable character of our local area. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing weekend escape from the city, or an immersive and culture-filled vacation bursting with a sense of discovery, the opportunities around Williamstown abound.

Be Inspired by Our Theater, Art & Culture

Williamstown Theater Festival

This Tony Award-winning theatre festival takes place in July and August each year.

The Clark Art Institute

This newly-reopened art museum and center for research and higher education is best known for an extraordinary collection of French Impressionist paintings.

Williams College Chapin Library of Rare Books

The only place outside the National Archives to publicly display original printings of our nation’s four founding documents.

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

A state-of-the-art performance venue that providing collaborative productions between the Williams community and renowned dance and theatre companies.

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center

A state-of-the-art conservation facility is located at The Clark’s Stone Hill Center, designed in 2006 by Pritzker Prize architect Tadao Ando.


The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, this music venue features a robust calendar of performances annually.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Showcasing the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art as the best of American illustration.

Hopkins Observatory

On the Williams College campus, Hopkins is the oldest extant observatory in the United States.

Williams College Museum of Art

Widely considered one of the finest college art museums in the country.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA

This museum is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

Discover over 25 permanent exhibits and temporary exhibits on the life and times of North Adams in the past.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

A performing arts theater in Bennington, Vermont playing an important role in New England’s rich theatre history.

Berkshire Theatre Group

With stages in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, the Berkshires’ oldest theatre company celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2018.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

“The Pillow” is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.

Bennington Museum

Explore New England history and art featuring Grandma Moses paintings, a genealogy library, nature trail and picnic area just 20 minutes from the inn

Haystack Monument

The Haystack Monument marks the founding of an American missionary movement.

Feel at Home in Williamstown

Destination Williamstown

The Williams Inn is located on Spring Street in downtown Williamstown. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and activities, our guests enjoy the vibrant atmosphere found just steps from our hotel. Learn more about this unique area with Destination Williamstown, our local website offering a wealth of Williamstown information. From listings and directories, to itineraries and idea starters, Destination Williamstown is a tremendous resource to our community and visitors alike.

Be Captivated by the Majestic Beauty of the Berkshires

Taconic Golf Club

Rated #39 in Golf.com’s Top 100 Public Courses nationally and #1 Best Public Golf Course in Massachusetts. Enjoy this top-rated collegiate course with direct cart path from our inn.

Ramblewild – High Wires, Ziplines, & More‎

Choose from 8 aerial obstacle courses to experience the next trend in outdoor adventure.

Zoar Outdoor: White Water Rafting, Zip Line Canopy Tours

New England’s leader in outdoor adventure offering white water rafting in Massachusetts and Vermont, zip line canopy tours in the Berkshires, and more!

Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing

Pull up your waders and step into the waters of the Berkshires. Discover world-class fly fishing with experienced fishing guides.

SUP, Canoe & Kayak

Float your way to fun with a paddling experience on the Hoosic River and its larger tributaries.

Mount Greylock

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and the state’s first wilderness state park. The mountain’s Bascom Lodge is open seasonally June-October and is just a half-hour from the Inn.

Jiminy Peak

Located in nearby Hancock, MA – in the Berkshires. Largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England.

Prospect Mountain

The nearby Prospect Mountain Nordic is a cross country ski center in Woodford, Vermont and is the highest in Vermont providing more natural snow than most other ski areas.

Hopkins Memorial Forest Trails

Recreation, hiking, and jogging on miles of trails and abandoned roads are available for the casual stroller as well as the more avid hiker and trail runner.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Offering events, trails, and programs designed to improve conservation efforts to sustain our natural and cultural heritage.

Berkshires Natural Resources Council

Looking for hike with a view or a casual stroll in the woods? From walking your dog to a family swim in a pond, BNRC has the top trails for you to choose how you want to enjoy the Berkshires.