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TYRINGHAM


Tyringham, iin Southwestern Massachusetts, is a beautiful valley town in the Berkshires. It originally had considerable farming land, paper mills, factories and cider mills.  The town is crossed by two heavy ranges of hills.  Driving through Tyringham allows for gorgeous vistas from every direction.  It is the home of Hop Brook, a great stream for  trout fishing.  Hikers can enjoy the many options available.  The town is known as a rural residential community with many second home owners.  It's divided into two sections, one being the Tyringham Valley running southeast from Lee and the other being Goose Pond, which mostly consists of seasonal homes.

Tyringham is  bordered by Becket and Otis on the east, Monterey on the south and southwest, Great Barrington on the west, and Lee on the northwest and north.is 16 miles south of Pittsfield.  It allows for easy access to all the other towns.

GALLERIES

Naoussa Gallery & the Ruth O. Cowell Sculpture Garden

 
Naoussa Gallery is named after a Greek village on the island of Paros
The art  looks at non-traditional approaches to photography, works on paper, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry. 

The sculpture gardens are named after Ruth Cowell, who took up sculpting at age 70.  Her two passions were symbolism and nature.  They are connected in this wonderful natural environment filled with works of art.  Portions of the garden combine with stone benches, sculpture and the backdrop of incredible views of Tyringham Valley.  The garden is a mixture of flowers, herbs and vegetables all  blended beautifully with sculpture. 
On Main Road
413.243.0456
 http://www.naoussagallery.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Santarella Estate


This historic 18th Century home and studio of the sculptor, Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, is a truly magical and unique site. The studio, known as the "Gingerbread House", gets it's name from the "storybook-style" architecture and incredible rolling roof. The design and construction of this amazing building was the last major project of his life.  The present owners have taken over the ongoing restoration and preservation of the incredible history and architecture of the property.

The grounds of the estate include four acres of developed gardens, running brooks, lily pond and natural woods with walking trail. 
 
The estate is available as a special event venue, catering to weddings,
meetings or retreats, conferences or other private functions. The colonial home and silo studio are available for overnight accommodations.  Tours of the estate by appointment only for a small donation.

On Main Road.  You can't miss it.  Look for the Gingerbread House.
www.santarella.us
(413) 243-2819


OUTDOORS

TYRINGHAM COBBLE

Two miles of trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail, pass over the twin knobs of Tyringham Cobble offering spectacular views of Tyringham Valley and, at the southern end of the Valley, the marble columns of Ashintully. Wildflowers
On Jerusalem Road    
413-298-3239
http://www.thetrustees.org/pages/370_tyringham_cobble.cfm

What is a cobble?  The word comes from the German word kobel or koble, meaning rocks and is usually applies to a rounded, exposed rocky hill or knoll of moderate elevation that is formed of bedrock. Some specimens of early rock are incorporated in the stone work above the fireplace of the Tyringham Public Library and the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.


GARDENS

Ashintully Gardens,

A rushing stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising meadows are blended into an arrangement of both formal and informal beauty. Garden features include the fountain pond, pine park, rams head terrace, bowling green, regency bridge, and trellis triptych.
Hours: Mid-June to mid-September, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
On Sodem and Main Roads
Phone: 413-298-3239
http://www.thetrustees.org/pages/251_ashintully_gardens.cfm

 

 

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