We are so proud to be part of the phenomenal momentum surging across the Berkshires. Located at the foot of Mount Greylock on Route 2 in North Adams, we are so lucky to be surrounded by profound nature, exceptional cultural institutions, and local food so rich in flavor you can practically taste the soil! Browse some of the nearby attractions on your upcoming trip to the Northern Berkshires.
3.5 hours from NYC; 3 hours from Boston; 1 hour from Albany bus & train station; 1.5 hours from Hudson train station. BOOK AHEAD. TICKETS DO SELL OUT!
We’ve teamed up with the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition to offer you the option to “Park & Bike” to HEIRLOOM. Bring your bike and park just 1.5 miles down Route 2 from gWorks nearby The Spoke bicycle shop. Take advantage of the bike lanes along the way to ride safely to the festival, and upon arrival lock your bike in the parking lot while you peruse and procure handcrafted art and local food. The Spoke is offering 10% off all safety gear and cyclists who enter with their helmets get a $5 beverage voucher to redeem during the event. DOWNLOAD THE MINI BIKE MAP HERE!
Finally, if you live in the area or are staying nearby, consider walking! North Adams proudly boasts safe and convenient sidewalks, so why not stroll to the event at your leisure, perhaps stopping along the way at the attractions we’ve listed below.
An incredible summer exhibition schedule awaits you at this Berkshire institution. Just minutes from gWorks, you’ll never want to leave.
More than 60 performers in more than 20 performances make up 6 hours of magical music and mayhem. Don’t miss this fantastic event just down the road!
Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday at 6:30pm. Meet at St. Anthony’s Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! Organized by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.
A nature hike for all ages and skills a stone’s throw from gWorks. Find the trailhead behind the nearby YMCA off Route 2.
On full view from the gWorks’ parking lot is the highest point in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock. Early risers, adventure seekers and summit junkies, don’t skip this one!
“Natural Bridge State Park is home to the only natural white marble arch in North America. According to geologists, the park’s namesake natural bridge, made of 550 million year-old bedrock marble, was carved into its iconic arch by the forces of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago. Today, the bridge spans the bubbling Hudson Brook as it twists and tumbles through a steep 60-foot gorge–one of the best demonstrations of glacial erosion in New England.” from mass.gov Open 9am-4:30pm during summer.
WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects. At the heart of the Williams College campus the museum draws on the collaborative and multidisciplinary ethos of the surrounding college to enliven the more than 14,000 works in its growing collection. The museum and its collection is a catalyst for student learning and community engagement. Situated in the rich cultural landscape of the Berkshires, WCMA is free and open to all.