I love a good day trip. One of the great things about where hubs and I live is that we are very close to the mountains of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. We often take day trips to the Catskill Mountains, Lake Placid in the Adirondacks, to name a few. This day, we decided to take a drive through the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.
The drive did not disappoint. Many of the roads were scenic, brilliant and just plain old lovely! We passed many farms, many small quaint little villages. The backdrop views, however, of the mountains were breathtaking. If ever you needed something to cure your soul, a drive through the mountains may just be your much needed elixir. As this is spring, many trees were in bloom and the mountain greenery was just beginning to unfold.
We stopped in the historic little town of Stockbridge, home to the late Norman Rockwell and his related art museum (click here for more info). Norman Rockwell was an American painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades. Norman Rockwell made the town of Stockbridge famous from his painting of the town during Christmas. Each year, since Rockwell’s death in 1978, the town recreates the 1950s scene as it was depicted in this famous painting.
We packed a lunch, a few snacks and a drink for our day trip so our only expense for the day was the gas (and one toll). We had a picnic right there on Main Street. The town was gracious enough to provide park benches all along the way. Wearing a mask outside was mandatory. We found much of the town to be closed up due to the coronavirus. Nonetheless, we had a fabulous day. It was a warm, gorgeous spring day with bright sunlight the whole day through. We put the day trip on our ‘Must Do Again‘ list. If there’s ever any stress bothering you, a scenic ride through the mountains can do you a world of good!
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