Pittsfield is the largest city in the Berkshires region, Massachusetts. It is famous for having iconic residents like the author of Moby Dick, Herman Melville, and Rev. Thomas Allen of the Revolutionary War. Pittsfield offers many outdoor activities, like hiking on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail or skiing on a 750-foot mountain at Bousquet Mountain Ski Area. Campers can check out the Pittsfield State Forest, while Lake Onota offers a scenic view. There are also different areas for history in Pittsfield, like the Hancock Shaker Village, which features living history exhibits, and the Berkshire Museum offers natural history. The city is popular among young families due to its fun activities and green spaces.
Pittsfield's downtown is the cultural center of Massachusetts, boasting an exciting dining scene with bars, cafés, and live music. Local stores also look out for when shopping and fun events like the Pittsfield Photo Challenge and the Berkshire International Film Festival. The latest addition is the Stargaze LGBTQ+ Festival in August.
Six bus routes go to Pittsfield, all powered by Greyhound. There are plenty of train services as well, offered by Amtrak and Amtrak Lake Shore Limited. Within the city, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation.