Great Barrington

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fun fact

The town was the site of world’s first practical demonstration of an AC electrical system.

Hailed as one of the top small towns in America by magazines such as Smithsonian and Vogue, Great Barrington is a melting pot of big-city ideas and small-town friendliness. Its downtown is bustling with shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Night life is lively, with music, dozens of dining options, a movie and a live-performance theater, and a variety of special events. Venture outside to one of the region’s best farmers’ markets, plus an eclectic group of stores. Or get your outdoor fix with skiing and snowboarding at Ski Butternut, hiking on Monument Mountain, or kayaking and canoeing on Lake Buel.

POINTS OF INTEREST

W.E.B. DUBOIS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

This National Historic Landmark celebrates the early life of civil rights activist, author, and visionary W.E.B. Du Bois, who lived here for several years.

MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

This 1920s Art Deco theater hosts wide-ranging performances, from dance and musicals to stand-up comedy and opera.

ST. JAMES PLACE

Located in a beautifully restored church on Main Street, St. James Place provides performance, rehearsal, and office space to a variety of arts organizations and community-minded nonprofits.

SKI BUTTERNUT

A longtime favorite of Massachusetts skiiers, Butternut has 22 trails, 10 ski lifts, 2 terrain parks, a snow tubing hill, and a ski school.

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