PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO – This is the ‘raison d’etre” of The Berkshire Edge Magazine, and we are pleased to announce publication of the summer-fall issue of our new online magazine.
Since 2018, The Edge has been producing a glossy print magazine, called BerkshiresCalendar.com, as a companion to our popular online calendar. When the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to stay in print, we brought the magazine online. Even when we go back to print, we will keep the online version for your convenience.
We have all been cooped up for months. We are itching to go out again and to enjoy our beautiful Berkshires. This magazine will help you venture out safely, without sacrificing the pleasure and adventure of discovering new things.
Here’s what you will find in the current issue:
— Writer and local explorer extraordinaire Andrew Blechman offers “Gliding Across The Water, Berkshire-style.” Did it occur to you that you can escape to the peace and relaxation of a leisurely boat ride on one of our beautiful local lakes. Andrew provides a guide to local boat rental companies that will be open through October.
— Andrew Blechman has another group of suggestions, in “Roads Less Traveled: Easy Day Trips for Modest Times.” Explore some new places following one or more of Andrew’s off-the-beaten-path itineraries, and see the Berkshires anew.
— Architectural historian, writer and popular lecturer Conrad Hanson offers the second in a series of interesting excursions: “Car Trip: Tracing the fascinating history of the Berkshires marble industry, once a main driver of the local economy.” Take an afternoon drive, and see with new eyes all the buildings covered in Berkshire marble.
— While you’re enjoying Conrad’s eye-opening marble article, take a minute and read his previous story, still available on our site: “Car Trip: Tracing early New England vernacular architecture in the Berkshires.” We know that driving around and looking at other people’s houses is a favorite pastime. This article on the original architectural style that influenced Berkshire houses for generations will give you a whole new way to look.
— And, visit our Towns section, so you can then go out and visit the Berkshire towns. In this section, we give you good information of what there is to see and do in most of the larger towns in our ‘hood, plus details about what’s open and when.
In the next few days, we’ll be adding a couple more articles, both food-related, an up-dated version of where to buy the produce from our local farmers and another article on which farm families run the best apple businesses for your fall picking enjoyment.
So, stay tuned. And visit the magazine often for updates.