The rolling hills of the town of Becket, Massachusetts are located in the southwestern corner of the state, not far from the border states of New York and Connecticut.
The town has developed into a resort area, with the arts community attracting many theater-goers and artists. The dance company Jacob's Pillow had humble beginnings at a farmhouse in Becket, which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves fleeing to Canada. In 1930, modern dancer Ted Shawn purchased the farm and by 1933 he had started his own dance company. Currently Jacob's Pillow hosts festivals, performances, and educates in the school of dance. Jacob's Pillow is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and has received the National Medal of Arts.
The picturesque landscape of Becket easily lends itself to outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Canterbury Farm features 160 acres of forest and contains numerous groomed trails for year-round recreation.
Rolling Hills and peaceful scenery are the mode de vie in this quaint New England town.