Art peeping in New England

Come for the leaves. Stay for the art.

Is anything more breathtaking than the sight of changing autumn leaves in the Berkshires? If you are lucky, an easy drive on a sunny autumn afternoon will bring you to the postcard- perfect town of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  After a stroll on its Bridge of Flowers (where tens of thousands of flowers bloom sequentially in a bucolic answer to Manhattan’s High Line), be sure to make your way over to the Shelburne Arts Cooperative at 26 Bridge St. Voted Editor’s Choice “Best of New England” by Yankee magazine, the co-op features a wide array of works by skilled artists and artisans in the area. Most recently the gallery has showcased multimedia artist Candace Silver’s “Inspired by Nature.”  Save room in your car for some affordable art treasures — and some room in your tummy for a quick bite in one of Shelburne Falls’ charming cafés. 

A perfect fall day in New England. 

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