Quiet yet never sleepy, Egremont—comprised of North Egremont and South Egremont—is nestled in the southwestern Berkshire Hills, close to both Great Barrington and the New York State line. A former stagecoach stop on the Albany-Hartford route and one of the first Berkshire towns to be settled in the eighteenth century, Egremont retains its farming roots, with 20 percent of land used for agriculture. More than 30 percent of its 1,000 residents are second-home owners, and taxes are lower in Egremont than in many of the higher-profile Berkshire towns. The charming town center has two small commercial plazas and a post office.
Egremont offers a variety of options for the outdoor enthusiast. In addition to miles of well-maintained roads for biking and walking, French Park provides picnic areas, hiking trails, a horse ring, ball fields, and courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Catamount Ski, on the border of South Egremont and Hillsdale, New York, is one of the oldest ski areas in the Northeast. Visitors can enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and swing above the canopies in Catamount’s Aerial Adventure Park in the spring and summer.
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