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The Berkshires is known widely as a cultural Mecca of museums, historic sites, music, dance and art venues. This area, nestled within the rolling Appalachian Mountains, offers visitors a breath of fresh air. The Berkshires provides a calm yet vibrant energy amid a picturesque landscape rich in culture. Made up of scenic towns filled with outdoor recreation, farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery, the Berkshires is the perfect place to visit during any time of the year. Summer brings out the best in this area's activities. Visit a nearby art museum, hike along the numerous trails, sit by a lake and relax or enjoy whitewater rafting with Zoar Outdoor.