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Berkshires Region
Balance Rock State Park
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Balance Rock State Park Balance Rock, honeymoon destination, August 1940 © Hollace Weiner
Dora Labson Goldberg, a newlywed from Cleveland, visited Balance Rock in August 1940. There was a lot less grafitti covering the rock then.
Balance Rock State Park Rock Piles © Matthew McGurn
A group of Boulders near balancing rock.
Balance Rock State Park © Matthew McGurn
Balance Rock State Park Another view of balancing rock © Matthew McGurn
A differant view of Balancing rock
Balance Rock State Park Balance Rock © Kris Hennessey
Snowmobiling from Florida Ma to Balance Rock 3/12/11
Balance Rock State Park Vacationers, Summer of 1940 © Hollace Weiner
Dora Goldberg, right, stands with a friend in front of Pontoosuc Lodge, where Dora and her husband, Bill not pictured, stayed on their honeymoon in August 1940.
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 16 My parents honeymooned here in 1940 by Hollace
park review stars; one to five My parents went to Balance Rock on their honeymoon in 1940. I will be happy to download their snapshots. Was it already part of a State Park in 1940? They stayed in a white, clapboard cottage called the Pontoosuc Lodge. Does that ring a bell? They visited a friend, Elmer Swack, at his farm in Pittsfield.
August 15 loved it by nanie6
park review stars; one to five Was a neat place
June 3 Hard to fine by Mary Mace
park review stars; one to five It was very hard to fine. Once we got thire no paths to get to it. it is cover with paint on top of paint. some on had set a fire under it.
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Area Campgrounds
Bonnie Brae Cabins & Campsites
108 Broadway Street
Pittsfield, MA
Shady Pines Campground
547 Loop Road
Savoy, MA
Fernwood Forest Campground, Inc.
350 Longview Avenue
Hinsdale, MA
Hidden Valley Campground
15 Scott Road
Lanesboro, MA
Summit Hill Campground
34 Old Middlefield Road
Washington, MA
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Smitty's Bait & Tackle
200 North St
Dalton, MA
(413) 684-2244
Onota Boat Livery
463 Pecks Rd
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 443-1366
Area Cabins and Lodges
Vacation Village in the Berkshires
276 Brodie Rd
Hancock, MA
(413) 738-2000
Patriot Resorts
20 Williamstown Rd
Lanesboro, MA
(413) 236-5885
Berkshire Vista Resort Inc
312 Kittle Rd
Hancock, MA
(413) 738-5154
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