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VISITING THE BERKSHIRES
REGIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR VISIT
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The Berkshires, located in Western Massachusetts, is a thriving cultural region. You’ll find world-class museums, performing arts venues, historic landmarks, and plenty to do outdoors.  

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GETTING HERE

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA  01230

Parking At The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Many public parking options exist throughout the downtown Great Barrington district, and many are free to the public.  For a map with parking areas, click here.

Directions From Major Roadways

From the north (Vermont)​

  • Travel south on I-91 until Springfield

  • Take exit 14 for I-90 West/Westfield/Albany

  • Take exit 2 for US-20/Lee/Pittsfield

  • Follow the signs for Route 102 South to Stockbridge. Take Route 102 South, through Stockbridge, to the intersection with Route 7. The Red Lion Inn will be on your left, at the intersection.

  • Turn left, and take Route 7 South into Great Barrington. After crossing a small bridge and turning left (at a traffic light), Route 7 becomes Main Street.  

  • Drive down Main Street, passing a large Berkshire Bank time and weather sign on your right. After two more blocks, turn right onto Castle Street (at a traffic light). You will see the theater’s marquee on your right.

From the south (Hartford, CT)​

  • Travel north on I-91 until Springfield

  • Take exit 14 for I-90 West/Westfield/Albany

  • Take exit 2 for US-20/Lee/Pittsfield

  • Follow the signs for Route 102 South to Stockbridge. Take Route 102 South, through Stockbridge, to the intersection with Route 7. The Red Lion Inn will be on your left, at the intersection.

  • Turn left, and take Route 7 South into Great Barrington. After crossing a small bridge and turning left (at a traffic light), Route 7 becomes Main Street.  

  • Drive down Main Street, passing a large Berkshire Bank time and weather sign on your right. After two more blocks, turn right onto Castle Street (at a traffic light). You will see the theater’s marquee on your right.

From the south (New York, NY)​

  • Travel north on I-87

  • Merge onto I-90 East toward Massachusetts

  • Take exit 2 for US-20/Lee/Pittsfield

  • Follow the signs for Route 102 South to Stockbridge. Take Route 102 South, through Stockbridge, to the intersection with Route 7. The Red Lion Inn will be on your left, at the intersection.

  • Turn left, and take Route 7 South into Great Barrington. After crossing a small bridge and turning left (at a traffic light), Route 7 becomes Main Street.  

  • Drive down Main Street, passing a large Berkshire Bank time and weather sign on your right. After two more blocks, turn right onto Castle Street (at a traffic light). You will see the theater’s marquee on your right.

 

From the west (Albany, NY)​​

  • Take I-90 E toward Boston

  • Take exit onto US-20 E/U.S. 9 S

  • Continue on US-20 E

  • Turn right onto NY-22 S

  • Take MA-41 S into Great Barrington.  MA-41 becomes Main Street in downtown Great Barrington.

  • Drive down Main Street, passing a large Berkshire Bank time and weather sign on your right.  After two more blocks, turn right onto Castle Street (at a traffic light).  You will see the theater’s marquee on your right.

 

From the east (Springfield and Boston, MA)​​

  • Travel west on I-90

  • Take exit 2 for US-20/Lee/Pittsfield

  • Follow the signs for Route 102 South to Stockbridge.  Take Route 102 South, through Stockbridge, to the intersection with Route 7.  The Red Lion Inn will be on your left, at the intersection.

  • Turn left, and take Route 7 South into Great Barrington. After crossing a small bridge and turning left (at a traffic light), Route 7 becomes Main Street.  

  • Drive down Main Street, passing a large Berkshire Bank time and weather sign on your right. After two more blocks, turn right onto Castle Street (at a traffic light).  You will see the theater’s marquee on your right.

Transportation

Air

  • Albany International Airport, Albany, NY; 1 hour, 45 miles

  • Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT; 90 minutes, 70 miles

  • Logan International Airport, Boston, MA; 2 ½ hours, 135 miles

 

Rail

  • The Berkshire Flyer provides rail service from New York City to Pittsfield in the Berkshires each weekend from May 26 – October 9. The train departs from New York's Penn Station at 3:16 PM on Fridays, and arrives at Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center in Pittsfield at 7:12 PM. Departure from Pittsfield is at 3:00 PM on Sunday and arrival in New York City is 7:05 PM 

  • Amtrak offers service to Pittsfield on the Lake Shore Limited, which runs between Boston and Chicago, 800-USA-RAIL

 

Bus​

 

Taxi

  • Arrow Taxi, Pittsfield, 413-499-4860

  • Rainbow Taxi, Pittsfield, 413-499-4860 or 413-499-2527

Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA  01230

Directions From Major Roadways

From Boston and points east

  • Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West to exit 2 for US-20 east.

  • Turn left onto US-20 east, then take the 1st right onto MA-102 (W/Pleasant St).

  • Continue to follow MA-102 west.

  • Turn left onto US-7 south (South St).

  • Turn left onto Main Street.

  • Just beyond St. James Episcopal Church, turn right onto St. James Place.

  • The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.


From Albany and points west

  • Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) to Exit B3 (Canaan, NY).

  • Follow Route 22 south for 0.7 miles and turn left onto Route 102 east.

  • Stay on Route 102 for 2.5 miles to West Stockbridge.

  • Turn right onto Route 41 south for 10.5 miles to Great Barrington, where it becomes Main Street. At the fourth set of traffic lights, just beyond St. James Episcopal Church, turn right onto St. James Place.

  • The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.
     

From Connecticut

  • Take I-84 or US-44 to US-7. Follow US-7 north to Great Barrington, where it becomes Main Street.

  • At the third traffic light, turn left onto St. James Place.

  • The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.
     

From New York, New Jersey, and points south

  • Take the Taconic Parkway north to the Hillsdale/Claverack exit (Route 23).

  • Follow NY/MA Route 23 east for 17.5 miles, until it meets US-7 north in Great Barrington.

  • Turn left at the traffic light onto US-7/MA-23.

  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto St. James Place.

  • The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.

 

Transportation

Air

 

Rail

  • AMTRAK’s Hudson, New York station is 45 minutes west of Simon’s Rock (www.amtrak.com).

  • Metro-North’s Wassaic, New York station is about 45 minutes south of Simon’s Rock (mta.info/mnr/index.html).

 

Bus​

  • There is frequent bus service to Great Barrington from New York City and to Lee from Boston; bus lines include Peter Pan and Greyhound.

 

Taxi

  • Taxico, Great Barrington: 413-528-0911

  • Abbott’s Limousine and Livery Service, Lee, Massachusetts: 413-243-1645