The Region

North Adams

North Adams is located in the northwestern corner of  “The Berkshires”, a rural county in the mountains of western Massachusetts renowned as the premiere visual and performing arts destination in New England. North Adams has museums, galleries, parks and festivals, farm-to-table food, indie music, outdoor recreation, fine and casual dining, one-of-a-kind retail, gorgeous fall foliage, historic architecture, a “Top Ten College” ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and a friendly, small town vibe.

North Adams is approximately 3.5 hrs to NYC, 2.5 hours to Boston, and 1.25 hours to Albany International airport.

Visit Explore North Adams for local information and events calendar.

North Adams is home to:

Williamstown, just minutes away, is home to:

The Berkshires Region

All of the following are within easy driving distance of North Adams.

Art Museums

Performing-arts Institutions

Historic House Museums and Gardens

Additional Berkshires Attractions

Nearby Vermont Arts Institutions

Press About North Adams and the Region

“Bohemian and beautiful, the Berkshires have been a pastoral escape for artists fleeing city life for decades.”
Conde Nast Traveler, 2021

North Adams, Massachusetts: The Perfect Blend Of Food, Culture, And Mother Nature
YahooLife BuzzFeed, 2023

Art New England 2021 May/June Issue, gives a shout out to the Eclipse Mill Gallery

In the Berkshires, A New Generation is Putting Down Roots, Conde Nast Traveler, 2021

How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in the Berkshires Hypebeast, 2021

If you build it … North Adams  The Berkshire Edge, 2020

Mass Moca, the museum that almost wasn’t, celebrates 20 years The Art Newspaper, 2019

 Mass MoCA: It’s a Site For All Eyes, NY Times, 2017

Betting on the Berkshires, The New York Times, 2018

The New Summer Spot in the Berkshires Vanity Fair, 2018

Top Six Things to Do in Williamstown and North Adams MA: Astounding Art and More in the Northern Berkshires Huffington Post, 2017