This decidedly non-tropical town is named for the state of Florida. Maybe the town’s founding fathers had an . . . unusual sense of humor?
On the far northeast corner of Berkshire County, Florida abuts the Mohawk Trail in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The town’s portion of the Deerfield River is known for having the best trout fishing in the Berkshires. The Hoosac Tunnel, an active railroad tunnel that is widely considered one of the great engineering achievements of the 19th century, is located here. Easygoing and expansive, Florida offers a quiet, outdoorsy lifestyle that’s within easy driving distance of both the Central Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley.
For hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and some beautiful vistas of the Deerfield River, pay a visit to Monroe State Forest. You’ll also find remnants of the land’s farming past, including stone walls and cellar holes.