Things to Do in the Berkshires In October

Things to Do in the Berkshires in OctoberThe temperatures may be cooling down, but the activities and culture in the Berkshires remain as hot as ever in the fall.  From performances and museums, to outdoor adventures, there are plenty of entertaining things to do in the Berkshires in October. No matter what your interests are, you can be sure you’ll find something to keep you occupied during autumn in the Berkshires. Or, if you don’t want to pack your trip full of activities, the Gateways Inn is the ideal place to relax and simply enjoy the surroundings of Lenox, MA.


Enjoy a Museum, Historic Site, or Gallery

As you probably already know, the Berkshires are the perfect destination for those looking to be enriched by art, culture, and history. The many museums and historic sites in the area include The Berkshire Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, and writer Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount. Or if you are looking to collect some fine art, galleries like Devries Fine Art International, Berkshire Art Gallery, Schantz Galleries, and The Wit Gallery offer fantastic pieces ranging from paintings to bronze sculpture.


Spend an Evening at the Theatre

As the seasons of the numerous local theatre companies wrap up at the end of summer, you might think you’ve lost the opportunity to take in a show. However several of the theatre companies have great performances into the fall months or even year-round. For instance, the Berkshire Theatre Group has several great shows that should make your list of things to do in the Berkshires in October. The schedule includes the world premiere of “Poe” an innovative new performance of the beloved writer’s grim stories. And be sure to check out the Made in the Berkshires Festival the weekend of October 11-13th.


Take in the Fall Foliage with an Outdoor Adventure

Autumn brings changing colors to the trees and a crisp feeling to the air. One of the best things to do in the Berkshires in October is taking in the wonderful atmosphere with an outdoor endeavor. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox provides miles of trails for hiking and opportunities for wildlife watching. Or if you want to experience the beauty of the Berkshires in the fall by horse, saddle up for a ride at Undermountain Farm. The beautiful property has many trails that are suited for a variety of skill levels.


Dine and Stay at the Gateways Inn & Restaurant!

Of all the things to do in the Berkshires in October, a stay at our Lenox bed and breakfast should top your list! Our luxurious guest rooms are the perfect place to unwind between activities, or simply lounge and relax. And some of the finest cuisine in the area awaits you at our Restaurant. We prepare fresh takes on American dishes with the freshest and finest in-season ingredients, so the menu is always changing to accommodate the best produce. After dinner, you can head to the Lounge for live entertainment and drinks from our extensive bar. At the Gateways Inn, we know what’s special about the Berkshires, and we love to share our knowledge with guests, ensuring that they have a fantastic time! We’ll see you in October!


Photo courtesy Ermeton.