Abbott’s Limousine Service is excited even when the temperatures are cooler in the winter Abbott’s knows the pulse of life remains red hot in The Berkshires which makes it one of the best and most accessible weekend getaway destinations on the eastern seaboard from the greater Washington D.C. area, the New York City metropolitan area, and Boston, to a host of other locations throughout the region.
For the time being warm weather has put a damper on our ski season but keep an eye on the forecasts because the snow is bound to come our way eventually. When it does conditions are sure to be excellent since the prominent local mountains- Ski Butternut, Otis Ridge, Catamount, Bosquet and Jiminy Peak– all have extensive snow-making systems that maintain a healthy base and add extra punch once the white stuff starts falling.
Once the snow arrives there will be fantastic opportunities for other outdoor winter activities such as snowshoeing, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.
Snowshoeing has been gaining in popularity over the last 10 years for a number of very good reasons.It requires a very short learning curve, the required equipment is minimal, compact and low-cost, it is great exercise, and there are hundreds of potential locations at no cost. In the Berkshires some memorable places to visit include Bartholomew’s Cobble in the Ashley Falls area of Sheffield, Card Pond in Monterey, Otis Reservoir, Kennedy Park in Lenox, the Mount Greylock State Reservation trail system, and Pine Cobble in Williamstown. You may contact Abbott’s limo to help coordinate any drop off and pick up excursions that you may want to plan.
If ice fishing is your game and you’re looking for a one up, check out the web site for Taft’s Tackle & Charter. Here you’ll find information for ice fishing tours for individuals, families and even corporate outings.
There are countless places to explore scenic vistas of The Berkshires on cross-country skis. One of the best is the trail system at Cranwell Resort & Spa in Lenox where you can spend a day on skis and then lavish yourself with comfort and pampering in the full-service spa and the 5-star accommodations of this Gilded-Age Mansion that has been converted in to one of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”. Even without the snow and skiing Cranwell is the perfect place for a romantic and refreshing Valentine’s weekend getaway in The Berkshires.
Snow or no snow, there are a number of fun-packed winter events on the schedule for The Berkshires. Most prominent on the list is the upcoming Cabin Fever Festival scheduled for the week of February 17-24 in Lee. Billed as a “fun-filled mid-winter festival featuring food, fashion, music, movies and comedy” it is sure to be fun for the entire family. More information can be found at the Cabin Fever Fest.
Additionally the cultural calendar remains chock full of world-class events that are worthy of a visit. Keep a look out for our next post in which we will detail some of the don’t-miss performances scheduled for February and early March.
Western Massachusetts’ fabled Berkshire County is one of the country’s great winter getaways. And The Berkshires are at the very core of Abbott’s Livery & Limousine Service’s operations. We stand at the ready with executive-class service and comfort to assist you with your travel plans to and around The Berkshires, and we look forward to helping create lifelong memories for you.