This idyllic picture may seem like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting—and indeed, it is. The beloved portrayer of everyday American life captured this very scene in his painting titled Home for Christmas, which is displayed in the town’s Norman Rockwell Museum. The artist spent his last twenty-five years in this neighborly village, drawing inspiration from the community and its residents to create the iconic images that spoke to the heart of people everywhere. His art appeared on more than three hundred covers of The Saturday Evening Post magazine, introducing “the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed” and cementing his legacy in the process.
The chance to walk in the footsteps of this revered artist is just one of many compelling reasons to visit the Berkshires—especially if the snowflakes are fluttering and the mountaintops are iced in white.