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Williamstown, nestled in the Berkshire Hills, is in the Northwest corner of the Berkshires.  It is on the Hoosick and Green rivers about 20 m. N. of Pittsfield.  There are five villages. Williamstown, the main one is a lovely residential center on the Green river.  It's surrounded by beautiful scenery and its streets are lined with stately old trees.  Williamstown  is best known for Williams College, an acclaimed private, residential, and liberal arts school.  It hosts one of the finest college art museums in the country.  Williamstown is also home to The Williamstown Theatre Festival which, every summer, brings together a vast array of artists and offers world class theater as well as other cultural experiences.  In addition it offers many training programs to nearly two hundred aspiring theater artists and managers..  Williamstown has many charming shops and restaurants.

Williamstown is an easy beautiful drive from Pittsfield, Lenox or, Stockbridge, 135 miles from Boston and 165 miles from New York City.  It is a short drive to North Adams, home of MOCA,, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States.

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THE BROWNS

Apparel and accessories for both men and women in a delightfully seductive setting. Open 7 days.
On Water Street
413- 458-1618


WHERE'D YOU GET THAT?
A fun shop filled with fun stuff.  Great gifts. Strategy games, puzzles, educational toys, humorous books, baby gifts, candy and cards. Free gift wrap. Open daily.
On Spring Street
413- 458-2206
http://www.wygt.com


LODGING

THE ORCHARDS HOTEL

The hotel is was built around a peaceful courtyard with reflecting pool, fragrant blooms and stunning statuary.  Each room is filled with antique furniture, there is a pool with a view of the mountains, an exercise room, a restaurant on the premises.
On Adams Road
413-458.9611
http://www.orchardshotel.com
 
 
DINING

Mezze Bistro + Bar
 
New American Cuisine.  Good food served with style.   
On Water Street
413-458-0123
http://www.mezzerestaurant.com/

Gala Restaurant & Bar, at the Orchards Hotel, features a fusion of classic and contemporary cuisine in a casual setting for a moderate price.
http://www.galarestaurant.com/


MUSEUMS 

THE CLARK INSTITUTE

Open to the public throughout the year, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has the collection of art and books the Clarks collected over five decades.   There are Impressionist, American & Old Master paintings in galleries bordered by 140 acres of woodland trails. Family events & exhibitions.  One of the best little museums anywhere and a great destination for a day trip from any of the other Berkshire towns.

On South Street
413- 458-2303
http://www.clarkart.edu


WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

One of the finest college art museums in the country with 12,000 works that span the history of art.  Educational programs available to the public.
Collection/changing exhibitions emphasize American, modern, contemporary/art of world cultures.  Free admission

On Rte 2
(413) 597-2429
http://www.wcma.org

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