While our Berkshire
weekend begins in the quintessential New England village of New Marlborogh, Bicycle Tour
Company cyclists can get a head start on their Massachusetts excursion by visiting Great
Barringtons antique shops and art galleries. We stay at New Marlboroghs Old
Inn on the Green & Gedney Farm -- a spectacularly renovated Normandy-style barn -- and
enjoy a candle lit dinner at the barns former stage coach station.
Day 2: After our country breakfast, we cycle to
Stockbridge, a picturesque New England town. In Stockbridge, we visit the Norman Rockwell
museum and tour the summer home of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln
Memorial. We follow panoramic Berkshire views to Lenox, where we peruse its many galleries
and stroll quaint streets. Our Lenox stop also includes the Mount, the magnificent summer
home of novelist Edith Wharton, who designed the estate for herself. At night, we return
to Tanglewood for a sumptuous picnic dinner, while attending one of the Tanglewoods
stunning outdoor concerts.
Day 3: We head to Norfolk, one of the northeasts best preserved villages.
There, we visit summer estates and the Hillside Gardens before riding to the Dennis Hill
State Park. Our weekend trip concludes at the 3,800-acre Otis State Park, a recreation
haven for swimming, boating, and fishing.