An ideal summer weekend in Great Barrington, MA

Remember the scene in Clueless where Tai (RIP Brittany Murphy) hits her head at a party and is out cold? Cher instructs Elton on how to care for poor Tai:

Cher: If it’s a concussion, you have to keep her conscious, okay? Ask her questions.
Elton: What’s seven times seven?
Cher: Stuff she knows!

So here I am. After not posting in months, using Clueless to warm you back up to me and taking Cher’s sage advice: telling you about stuff I know. Which recently is more about hanging out than working out. So I thought I’d share some “stuff I know” about spending an active summer weekend in Great Barrington, MA.

Where is it: Great Barrington is a town in Western Massachusetts about 2 hours and 15 minutes from NYC and  2 hours and 30 minutes from Boston
Why go: To become a relaxed country-version of your urban self without sacrificing the finer things in life
How do you get there: I recommend renting a car since you’ll want wheels once you arrive. Other options include bus (Peter Pan right which drops you off in GB center) or train (the closest Metro North stop is about 40 minutes away).
Where to stay: Find a cute B&B in Great Barrington or a town nearby (West Stockbridge, Lenox, Lee)
When to go: All year-round, though this post describes a summer weekend

Friday

Late afternoon
Drive up after work. If you’re getting a late start and want to stop for dinner on the road, head to the Red Rooster, a burger and ice cream drive in in Brewster for a quick meal or if you’d like more formal dining, there are some great options along the way on Route 22.

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