A summer getaway from NYC to East Chatham
Updated: Jul 31
Do you have plans for this weekend? Let us help you! East Chatham is one of the most worthwhile weekend getaways you might haven't been to. East Chatham is a small beautiful town in the Hudson Valley, on the border of New York state and near the city of Lenox, Massachusetts, known for its all-summer-long Tanglewood Music Festival.
Local historical country farm inns and guest houses offer one of the best BnB experiences in upstate NY. The area has a wide range of outdoor activities, food options, art exhibitions, festivals and lovely local shopping. Take a short trip away from your busy life in New York City and start an in-depth exploration of the Berkshires at any time of year.
Best Outdoor Activities amid Nature
East Chatham is a charming town noted for its many outdoor activities, large and picturesque green spaces, Tanglewood Music Festival, and summer concerts. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding mountains and parks on foot or by bike, have fun watching musicians perform, jump on the kayak and go down the picturesque lake in Taconic state park. Spend the evening at a local outdoor brewery Chatham Brewing, which is perfect to cool off after a full day of fun in nature.
Take a trip to the Pleasant Valley Sanctuary:
The Pleasant Valley Sanctuary is one of the biggest attractions to see in Lenox. This is the place to be if you enjoy hiking and beautiful scenery. Over 1,000 acres of stunning landscape await tourists' exploration. Some routes wind through the beautiful forest regions, ponds, meadows, and along the slopes of Lenox Mountain.
Visitors are welcome to participate in the valley sanctuary's numerous events and programs. Canoeing or paddling, naturalist-guided hikes, kayaking, a bird-watching program, and many other activities are available. Beavers can also be seen around the sanctuary. There are numerous dams in the area that are worth visiting.
Visit Kennedy Park for a picnic:
Kennedy Park is a popular attraction with various exciting outdoor activities to keep you entertained and engaged during your stay. There is never a dull moment here, so put it on your bucket list.
The gorgeous park contains roughly 15 miles of hiking and bike routes. This is a beautiful area for a picnic while admiring the scenery with coworkers, family and friends. There are also special trails for kids to explore and lots of playgrounds. During autumn, witness the fall foliage with magnificent fall colors.
The Kennedy Park paths are well-kept and perfect for mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, picnics, and many other activities. Automobiles, snowmobiles, and electric bicycles are not permitted in the park, which has plenty of parking.
Exercise Mental and Physical Fitness:
Sometimes while on vacation, having some downtime is just what the doctor ordered. East Chatham is surrounded by serene nature and plenty of space to be alone and reconnects with yourself .
Also, visit the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. This is a must-see if you need some time or a place to reconnect with your mind. It is a comprehensive health centre for stress relief through yoga and yoga dance exercises. The health centre provides lectures and workshops to help people develop joy, compassion, and a strong connection inside themselves. This Health Center houses the School of Yoga, the School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, and the School of Ayurveda. Here's a place to unwind and quiet your mind.
Outdoor Activities Available at Arcadian Shop:
If you're looking for a fun place to spend time with your friends or family while trying out new hobbies, the Arcadian Shop should be your first stop in Lenox.
They offer paddle boarding, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and kayaking rentals.
Make sure to swing by and enjoy the picturesque outdoors of Berkshire County and its surrounding locations. The shop is near Kennedy's 400-acre park; there's also a Cafe where you can relax and have a quick bite. Their staff is extremely kind and welcoming.
Relax in Beautiful Country Farm Inn:
The Inn at Silver Maple Farm is one of the premier Bed and Breakfasts near East Chatham and Lenox. Excellent cuisine, gorgeous newly renovated lodgings, and beautiful breathtaking surroundings. This location has a Tripadvisor rating of 5 out of 5 stars and is the greatest spot to stay for a weekend getaway. We at Silver Maple Farm believe that spending time away from busy cities amid nature is crucial. We strive to do everything we can to make your stay memorable. This prime B&B in Upstate NY has been around for years. However, it was recently purchased by Verdigreen Hotels and Residences, a family-run business. It was fully renovated into a magnificent, rustic and comfortable country farm inn featuring unique art and book collection, focusing on comfort and total relaxation. We hope you make your way to Hudson Valley and stay with us at Silver Maple Farm Inn B&B in Upstate New York.