59th Annual Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade

Berkshire Fall FoliageEach autumn in the Berkshires, the trees turn from green to a variety of beautiful hues of orange, gold, and red. It’s a truly special time of year in this part of the country that we at the Gateways Inn love to call home. To celebrate the changing colors of the trees that are so abundant in the Berkshires, the nearby town of North Adams plays host to the Annual Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade. It’s a day full of fun and activities that will get you out into the community with the locals to enjoy the changing seasons!


The 59th Annual Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade is held each year in North Adams, not too far (35 minute drive) from the Gateways Inn. This year’s parade will be held on Sunday, October 5th at 1:00 PM. The festivities include the titular parade and activities geared toward appreciating the natural beauty of the Berkshires. Each year celebrates the season with a theme. The theme for the 59th celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail and the impact it has had on the residents and visitors of the Berkshires. It just so happens that the 65-mile Mowhawk Trail is a great place for a scenic hike to admire the Berkshire fall foliage.



The celebrations at the Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade include the actual parade filled with local marching units, bands, and floats made by members of the community. There is also the traditional leaf hunt to look forward to. Contestants search the foliage for special paper leaves among the real ones. When found, these special leaves can be traded for prizes from local merchants.



The parade is not the only way to enjoy the beautiful Berkshire fall foliage, though. When you visit at the right time during the fall, the colors will be abundant along scenic drives, hikes, and general sight-seeing around the area. Request our Vacation Guide to see some of our favorite activities to participate in during a getaway to the Berkshires.



When you plan to visit for the Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade or just to enjoy the crisp autumn air, be sure to book your stay at the Gateways Inn. Our location in Lenox is in the heart of the Berkshires, giving you ample opportunities to explore the area and take in all the sights and activities. Our luxurious guest rooms are the perfect place to rest and recharge so you can make the most out of your time enjoying the Berkshire fall foliage.



And there is no better place to stay if you want to be as close as possible to Lenox’s finest dining. Our Restaurant serves seasonal dishes served in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. And if you’re in the mood for live music and entertainment, then head over to our Lounge to take in a performance and enjoy our extensive list of wines, whiskeys, beers, and other spirits along with a menu featuring lighter fare. At our Lenox bed and breakfast, you can be sure you’ll have the best Berkshires experience possible.

In addition, here are some other great events in the area this fall:

  • The Lenox Tub Parade – Sept. 13
  • The 38th Josh Billings RunAground – Sept. 14
  • The 35th Annual Apple Squeeze Festival – Sept. 27-28
  • Brock Trot 10K, 5K, Walk, and Kids’ Race – Sept. 28
  • Berkshire Coaching Weekend – Oct. 11-13



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