Wine & Beer
Brewery and taproom located in the historic refurbished Cannan Union Station Railroad Depot in North Canaan. Great Falls Brewing Co. specializes in a constantly rotating beer list of New England IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, sours, and more. Great Falls is open 7 days per week, and you may bring your own food to enjoy while sipping on your favorite craft beer.
Norbrook Farm Brewery
Big Elm has locations in Sheffield and Great Barrington. Big Elm is focused on bringing fresh, quality beer and hard seltzer to the community. Big Elm is kid and pet friendly, and you may bring your own food to enjoy while sipping on your favorite big elm brew.
Sunset Meadow Vineyard has locations in Goshen, CT and Sheffield, MA. Sunset Meadow Vineyards is among New England’s largest producing vineyards, with over 170 acres of rich and fertile soil.
The Land of Nod Vineyard and Winery is a family-run business located on 200 acres of rolling farmland in the northwest corner of Connecticut at the base of the Canaan Mountain State Forest Preserve. The Land of Nod tasting room is located in an old repurposed barn filled with history dating back to before the American Revolution. From cast iron kettles and square nails to cannon balls, swords and knives, the Forbes and Adam families produced what was needed by the community.
Hopkins Vineyard has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds, and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 12 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug. Hopkins Vineyard hosts events including live music and tastings.
The Norfolk Pub
Chef-owned and operated, The Pub marries expertly-crafted, regionally-sourced cuisine with pub style classics. The Norfolk Pub is a culinary jewel in downtown Norfolk.
The boathouse is located in Lakeville, a 20 minute drive from Blackberry River Inn. The Boathouse infuses traditional New England style with fine dining elegance. The restaurant also boasts a full service sushi bar and offers a variety of wine, beer, and cocktails.
Picante’s is also located in Lakeville, about twenty minutes from the Inn. Picante’s is an excellent Mexican restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy an excellent margarita and the best steak tacos in the area.
Blackberry River Bistro offers fresh, made-to-order meals, craft beer & wines, and baked goods to Canaan and the surrounding towns.
Music & The Arts
Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail. In 2014, Infinity Music Hall Hartford opened. Like the Norfolk location, Hartford provides an intimate music & entertainment experience, where every seat in the house feels like the front row.
One of the world’s most beloved music festivals, Tanglewood is the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its training academy
Music mountain is a concert hall with indoor and outdoor seating located in Lakeville, CT. This venue offers a variety of music types including jazz and chamber music. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the sunny Southern Berkshires!
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center presents live performances, film, and cultural events year-round, bringing a variety of content to the stage and screen of the historic Berkshire theater, through programs of the highest quality in dance, music, drama, comedy, and educational and family programs.
Shopping & Antiquing
Located in the heart of Norfolk, the Berkshire county store is a one-stop shop for all your local food needs. The Berkshire Country Store offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as a large variety of grocery foods and essential goods.
A marketplace with fresh food and high-quality handmade goods. Open seasonally from June - September. The farmer’s market offers artisan goods, local produce, live music, and more.
Opened in 2004, Whiting Mills building is now home to a variety of artists, craftspeople, retail shops, small manufacturing companies, and a center for artistic, community, and social events.
Just over the border of Upstate NY, Millerton Antique center has quality, variety, and a warm and welcoming environment. Come find your own hidden gem.
Explore the Nature of the Southern Berkshires
Haystack Mountain State Park
Located right in Norfolk, Campbell Falls state park offers a scenic view of a local waterfall, as well as stream fishing.
Ascend the mountain to find an observation tower at the top that provides sweeping views of the lush Southern Berkshires. Haystack Mountain State Park is a 7 minute drive from Blackberry River Inn.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll through the solitude of the Southern Berkshires. Cookson State Forest has many well marked trails, offering a wonderful venue to see the flora and fauna of the area.