New england culture
Nestled in the foothills of and border ranges of the Green Mountains lies Bernardston, Massachusetts, a quaint, rural community immersed in eclectic New England culture. Bernardston offers many of the diverse landscapes found across the northeast: forests, hills, rivers, valleys, and wide open spaces. Each season offers something beautiful and unique, in way that only New England can.
Bernardston is only a short drive from other diverse communities such as Northampton (MA),and Brattleboro (VT), and Keene (NH) where travelers can find shopping and dining experiences unique to this area. Nearby, visitors can find hiking and biking trails, seasonal activities, and communities rich in history dating back to the 1600s. Leaf-peeping, apple picking, and brewery hopping are a new england visitor's dream in the fall! Ski enthusiasts can find themselves on a day trip up north at some of Vermont's best-kept mountains in the winter. Spring, or "mud season" brings an abundance of color as the region comes back to life. The breezy, carefree attitude of a New England summer is perfect for the visitor that just wants to relax and unwind. Perhaps a walk on the Bridge of Flowers, a former trolley bridge engulfed with flowers blossoms, ablaze with color, live with fragrance. Or a bold cup of coffee at one of the areas many local, boutique cafes.
Bernardston continues to value its history and rural New England landscape, while maintaining its historic open spaces and recreational areas while offering quiet, not-so remote peaceful escape. This area of is characterized by some of the most fertile, agricultural soils in the country and features a rich network of rivers and streams that flow from an extensive network of springs in the hills and mountains into lush forests that make it one of the most pristine and picturesque areas of New England beauty. This is showcased by the picturesque farms sprinkled all over the region. A weekend exploring will leave you wanted to escape to this reclusive area again and again!