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7 Reasons to Visit the Berkshires This Winter. Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism As evidenced by the snowflakes, shopping sales and Christmas lights, winter has pretty much arrived.

7 Reasons to Visit the Berkshires This Winter

While the thought of gray days setting in might not be the cheeriest one, seeing someplace new is a reliably good way to break those days up. In western Massachusetts, the Berkshires are best known for incredible fall foliage, but winter sports, museums and a few special events combine to make the region an attractive winter destination as well. For your trip planning, here are seven reasons to visit the Berkshires during the next few months.

Photo: Berkshires vista in winter 1. Home to half of Massachusetts’ 12 ski areas, the Berkshires are a haven for snow bunnies during the winter months. Photo: Waiting on some action at Bousquet Ski Area by Ogden Gigli 2. Just by itself, North County Eats make a pretty persuasive reason to visit the area in late winter. Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop Trail, Lake Tahoe. This is a wonderful short family-friendly route, close to a major trailhead.

Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop Trail, Lake Tahoe

The trail surface is smooth and well-maintained with bridges across the streams, there's almost no elevation change, and the scenery is beautiful. There are also interpretive signs along the way, and plenty to explore. Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers Family Friendly: This is the quintessential family-friendly hike - easy terrain, smooth trail surface, interpretive signs, and beautiful scenery make this trail perfect for everyone. Ready, Set… Let the Hiking Season Begin! Tunnel Creek Trail. Spring has sprung, ski resorts are closing and to Lake Tahoe residents and visitors that means it’s time to take a hike!

Ready, Set… Let the Hiking Season Begin! Tunnel Creek Trail

I am thrilled for this time of year when the snow melts from the high Sierra’s granting more and more access to backcountry terrain for summer exploring on foot to begin. As a resident of North Lake Tahoe one of my favorite hikes nearby is Tunnel Creek, a favorite amongst locals for its convenient access, great work out and of course, the unparalleled views! Tunnel Creek offers unbelievable views as you ascend trails hovering above some of the most spectacular and scenic shores of Lake Tahoe above Highway 28, Hidden Beach. Quincy Quarries Reservation: L.L.Bean ParkFinder. Overview It was here in West Quincy that America's large scale granite quarrying industry was born in 1825 when, after an exhaustive search throughout New England, Solomon Willard selected the area as the source of stone for the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.

Quincy Quarries Reservation: L.L.Bean ParkFinder

With his development of the revolutionary construction techniques that made hard Quincy granite a practical building stone, Willard earned the title "Father of the Granite Industry". Lake Tahoe Hiking - Tahoe Adventure Sports. South Lake Tahoe Events, Event Calendar. Highland Street Foundation. Las Vegas Discount Show Tickets. Red Rock Canyon Hiking. Please stay on established trails in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Red Rock Canyon Hiking

Cutting across switchbacks damages soils and plants, and severely damages the trail. Thin black crusts of moss and lichen cover open areas and protect desert soils from wind and rain erosion; any foot traffic quickly destroys the crusts which heal very slowly. If is it necessary to hike off trail, hikers should spread out in small groups, and hike on rock areas as much as possible.

Each year people are lost, injured, and sometimes killed while visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. For your safety, please follow these simple rules: Book.carrentals. Step 3 of 3 Confirm your reservation. Econo Lodge Airport Phoenix AZ Hotel - Book Your Room Today! Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast - The Riverhouse.

See us in the Spring 2014 issue of magazine (pp 70) Nestled in the foothills of the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park, at the head of Lake Kaweah, is probably the best kept secret in California - the magical village of Three Rivers.

Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast - The Riverhouse

LAKE ELOWIN - Accommodations. Three Rivers, California. Sierra Lodge, ideally situated only 3 and half miles from the southern entrance to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offers both exceptional comfort and beautiful views of the mountains.

Three Rivers, California

With 22 rooms and 5 suites we offer hospitality and scenic surroundings. You'll enjoy your stay in style with our wide selection of amenties which include: Family suites that sleep up to eight people WiFi Woodburning fireplaces Seasonal swimming pool Kitchens and kitchenettes Private decks/balconies One and two bedroom suites Small library Complimentary morning pastries 3 bar-b-que picnic areas Conference facility and business center Full concierge service View Accommodations Available.

Our rooms are bright and comfortable with private baths, air conditioning, direct dial phones, color remote controlled TVs, refrigerators and in-room coffee and tea. 13 Amazing Massachusetts Hiking Spots. Posted in Massachusetts April 06, 2016 by Sophia One of the best parts of spring weather is finally getting out there and reconnecting with nature.

13 Amazing Massachusetts Hiking Spots

We’ve gathered a list of some truly epic hiking spots across Massachusetts so that you can plan your next foray into the wilderness. 1. Hiking along the Mohawk Trail in western Mass. affords gorgeous views and glorious fresh air in all seasons. Brooklyn and New York City's Best Chocolate Dessert Cafe Restaurant. Rez.aspx?_ga=1.47905639.1159560741. Trip planner grca. Day Hiking - Grand Canyon National Park.

North Rim Day Hikes: Bright Angel Point Trail 0.5 mi. / 0.8 km round-trip; 30 minutes approximate round-trip hiking time.

Day Hiking - Grand Canyon National Park

A short walk on a paved trail to a spectacular view of the canyon. The trail begins at the log shelter in the parking area by the visitor center or at the corner of the back porch behind the lodge. Self-guiding nature trail pamphlets are available from a box along the trail. Day Hiking - Grand Canyon National Park. Onlyinyourstate. Hiking Trails of Acadia National Park. Union Square Donuts.

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