Don’t miss the lesser known Fall destinations
The Matadornetwork.com, September, 2020
IF YOUR SPIDEY SENSES aren’t tingling with the promise of pumpkin spice, gird your loins. It’s almost fall in the US, and after being locked up for nearly 300 years (okay, six months, but who’s counting?), queer folk are ready to run amock like the Sanderson sisters.
But much like summer, LGBTQ travel this coming season is still far from ordinary. New Orleans canceled Southern Decadence, Folsom Street Fair is going virtual, big crowds are a no-no, and face masks aren’t just kinky Halloween costumes anymore. The United States continues to have more coronavirus cases than any country in the world, and to stop the spread of COVID-19, pandemic rules still apply. See more on The top 10 destinations in the US for LGBTQ travelers this Fall here.
The Berkshires’ pastoral scenery is the backdrop for arts institutions like Jacob’s Pillow and Tanglewood in the summertime, but as the weather turns cold, the landscape becomes the star. By October, it’s peak leaf-peeping season, and travelers come in droves to snap photos of the area’s arboreal show. Urbanites from New York and Boston will find hipster-worthy havens in towns like Lenox and Great Barrington. To get down with the queer locals, head to Dream Away Lodge — an eccentric performance and dining space hidden in the town of Becket’s rolling hills.
The Berkshires might take second place to Provincetown when it comes to the state’s top LGBTQ destinations, but for the uncertain season that lies ahead, trading in the men for the mountains is probably what the doctor ordered.