Pittsfield is located in the Berkshire County, in the State of Massachusetts. As the county seat, Pittsfield is the largest community in the region. The population of Pittsfield reaches approximately 44,740 inhabitants. The entire Berkshire County has been included into the major Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is considered as one of the most important locations for commerce and tourism in the county.
Top Attractions within Pittsfield
The Bousquet Ski Area and Summer Resort in Pittsfield is perfect for vacations throughout the year. In the winter, you can take on a variety of sports on the available slopes. During the warmer seasons, the resort opens for recreation and entertainment events. Hotels, restaurants, clubs and shops pave the resort, offering tourists all they need in a vacation.
The Colonial Theatre is one of the oldest providers of cultural entertainment in Pittsfield. It was built in 1903 and it has suffered several restoration periods. Due to this matter, the theatre was closed for many years and after numerous investments, it was reopened in 2006. The importance of this theatre is not only given by the fact that it is a community landmark, but also because it is one of the few remaining theatres of the Vaudeville Age. The Colonial Theatre is described as "one of the finest acoustical theatres in the world".
The Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited near Pittsfield. This is a natural reservation filled with local exemplars of various species. The animals and the plants can be admired in the sanctuary throughout the year. It is a perfect opportunity for children to see real live animals.
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield provides visitors with access to vast collections of representative artifacts. The museum is divided into three major categories: natural history, ancient civilization and art. In addition to these, two new collections have been added to the museum. The Ellen Crane Memorial Sculpture Gallery presents the work of Giulio Tadolini, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Giovanni Maria Benzoni and Franklin Simmons. In 2008, the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation was opened to showcase curious local inventions.