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GETTING TO THE RURAL INTELLIGENCE REGION
By Train or Bus
Amtrak Empire Service between Albany, Hudson or Rhinecliff, NY and Penn Station, NYC.
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited between Pittsfield and South Station, Boston.
Bard Bus and Shuttle On select summer weekends, Bard offers round-trip bus service from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center directly to the Fisher Center, exclusively for performance ticket holders: Starting at $25 round-trip. Reservations are required..
Mega-bus between Albany and Ridgewood, N.J. and Penn Station, NYC.
Metro-North Railroad between Wassaic, Dover Plains, or Poughkeepsie, NY and Harlem (125th Street) or Grand Central Station, NYC.
Peter Pan Bus Lines Boston/Albany route serving Albany, Great Barrington, *Lee, Lenox, *Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Boston South Station and Boston Logan Airport (*greater frequency, better fares). NYC/Williamstown route serving Williamstown, Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, MA, or Canaan, CT and Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC.
Roosevelt Ride Free Shuttle Free round-trip shuttle service daily (summer through October) from the Poughkeepsie train station to Hyde Park, Val-Kil, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Top Cottage, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum so Metro-North train passengers can tour historic sites without a car. For reservations and tour info, call the Wallace Visitor Center: 845-229-5320.
Albany Airport, Albany, NY (ALB)
Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT (BDL)
Logan International Airport, Boston, MA (BOS)
New York City Airports (JFK, LGA, EWR)
The radar is especially useful for tracking snow, sleet and thunderstorms.
TRAVEL RESOURCES BY COUNTY
Berkshire Visitors Bureau
Adams Visitors Center (413) 743-8358
Lee Chamber of Commerce
Northern Berkshire Tourist Info (413) 664-6180
Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce
Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
Rainbow Taxi, Pittsfield (413) 499-4300
Transport the People, Pittsfield (413) 443-7111
Park Taxi, Lee (413) 243-0020
Abbott’s Limo & Livery Service, Lee (413) 243-1645
American Cab Co., North Adams (413) 663-3000
Albany Medical Center
Berkshire Medical Center
Great Barrington, MA
North Adams Regional Hosptial
North Adams, MA
Enterprise (518) 828-5492
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Allen’s Taxi, Poughkeepsie (845) 2411
Anthony’s Taxi Service, Poughkeepsie (845) 485-9090
Mid-Hudson Limo Service, Poughkeepsie (845) 473-5177
Chariot Limo Town Car Service, Red Hook
Taximan, Amenia (845) 789-1242
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Hertz, Torrington (860) 496-9999
NM Taxi Co., New Milford
Patriot Taxi, Torrington (860)869-4111
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
New Milford Hospital
New Milford, CT
Historic Homes, Museums & Gardens
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace & Museum
A 434-acre intact Hudson River Valley estate
Howard Hall Farm a laboratory for restoration training
Clermont an early Hudson River estate
Home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church
Hyde Park, NY
The Vanderbilt Mansion relic of the Gilded Age
Sloane Stanley Museum artist’s studio and tool collection
The Mount Edith Wharton’s estate and gardens
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio Cubist paintings in a Modernist house
Ventfort Hall the Gilded Age Museum
New Lebanon, NY
Arrowhead home of Herman Melville.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome aircraft and auto museum; air shows
Wilderstein Historic Site elaborate Queen-Anne style house of the Suckleys.
Locust Grove home of Samuel F.B. Morse
Ashley House c. 1735 house; oldest in Berkshire County
Mills Mansion house remodeled in Beaux Arts style by McKim, Mead & White
Chesterwood Estate & Museum home of Lincoln memorial sculptor Daniel Chester French
Mission House 1739 house with Colonial Revival garden
Naumkeag McKim, Mead & White summer cottage and gardens
The Folly at Field Farm Modernist house and sculpture garden