Berkshire County is a county located in the western part of the state of Massachusetts, USA. It is situated along the border with New York State and is part of the Appalachian Mountains range and its county seat is Pittsfield.
The county has a population of approximately 124,000 people, making it one of the least populous counties in Massachusetts. The county is home to several state parks, including Mount Greylock State Reservation, which features the highest peak in Massachusetts.
Berkshire County is home to the Tanglewood Music Center, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Institute, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
The county is also home to several colleges and universities, including Williams College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States.
There are many historical sites and landmarks to explore. One of the most notable is the Shaker Village in Hancock, which provides a glimpse into the daily life of the Shaker community that once lived there. The county is also home to several historic homes and estates, such as the Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.
About 38% of homes in Berkshire County, Massachusetts use heating oil as their primary heating fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.