Town Guide #27 : North Adams and Williamstown, MA

Come along with HUTS on our twenty-seventh Town Guide. Because of its many churches, North Adams has been nicknamed “The Town of Steeples and Peaks” and also offers a vast arts scene, thanks to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Also known for a love of the arts and theater, Williamstown brings a small town charm to its Williams College, a prestigious liberal arts school. Let’s explore these towns together!

Cover photo by: Explore North Adams

Where to Eat

Swing by Brewhaha for a laid-back, American eatery that serves breakfast all day long. And with classic lunch dishes like roasted turkey wraps and vegetarian options like boca burgers, there’s something on the menu for everyone.

What to do Outside

After you’ve had your fill at Brewhaha, be sure to check out Cascade Trail Park and view the Cascade waterfall. Here’s where you can snap all your Instagram pics and soak up some nature. This not-so-hidden gem is a must-do while you’re enjoying your time in North Adams.

Photo by: All Trails

What to do Inside

We definitely recommend paying a visit to the Williamstown Theatre Festival, a Williams College resident theater. To immerse yourself in culture, be sure to stop by during the summer, which is the only season the theater is open and holding performances. It’s worth the wait.

Photo by: The Berkshire Eagle

Where to Stay

The Berkshire Hills Country Inn offers guests a cozy stay on a secluded-feeling property, surrounded by the Berkshire mountains. This 3-star hotel offers outdoor games and an outdoor pool, and is decorated with charming details like firepits, bridges, gazebos, and water wells.

Photo by: The Berkshire Hills Country Inn