Russell, Massachusetts is a tiny town at the foot of the Berkshire Hills. The Appalachian Trail crosses through Russell on its way to Mount Khatadin in northern Maine. A cozy and rustic place to stay is the AMC’s Noble View Outdoor Center, where there are cabins and camping, as well as educational programs and activities. It’s a perfect place to explore the AT!
The Bread Basket in Russell is one of the best places around to get fresh sandwiches, making it a great lunch spot when you’re in the area. For dinner, The Russell Inn offers traditional, homemade cooking.
If hiking the Massachusetts wilderness is not an all-day experience for you, be sure to check out Cream of the Crop Farm, where they have a wonderful selection of dairy, meat and produce. A terrific place to stop if you’re renting a cabin in the area and want to make a fabulous locally sourced dinner.
Countryside Woodcraft makes traditional shaker style furniture, made in Russell.