. What’s So Great About Great Barrington? A Weekend Guide to the Quietly Cool Berkshire Town « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vogue – In less time than it would take to read Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, you could be having your own charmed experience in the Berkshires. While the masses flock to the Catskills, an upstate region that’s become a satellite community for Brooklyn weekend expats, you could head east of the Hudson River to the Southern Berkshires destination: Great Barrington. The quaint brick town is just as charming as fictitious Starkfield, but with an artful undercurrent and cultural relevance that’s worthy of its two and a half hour drive from New York. “Part of the town’s appeal is that it’s not too reachable—getting here requires logistics and planning, so there’s a sense of successfully preserving what makes this place so special,” local travel consultant Rebecca MacGregor tells Vogue

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