Introduction to Dalton, Massachusetts
Dalton, Massachusetts, in Berkshire county, is 32 miles E of Albany, New York and 108 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.. The town is located in the Pittsfield metropolitan area. Dalton has a population of 6,892.
Dalton was officially incorporated in 1784. It was named after Tristram Dalton, the Speaker of the House at that time. Dalton was mainly a rural and industrial community, and there were mills set up along the Housatonic River. Dalton is home to one of the largest paper and paper products producing company in the country, Crane & Co.
Dalton and nearby Attractions
- Berkshire Museum
- William Cullen Bryant Homestead
- Beartown State Forest
- Hancock Shaker Village
- Waconah Falls State Park
Things To Do In Dalton
The Berkshire Museum has 14 galleries, an aquarium, a theatre and a museum store, and is accessible from Dalton. The William Cullen Bryant Homestead is a popular local historical site, while visitors can view wildlife in their natural habitat at the Beartown State Forest. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Bousquet Ski area.
Air transportation is available from Albany International Airport.
Dalton Higher Education
Nearby universities and colleges include Williams College, Westfield State College, Hudson Valley Community College and the University of Massachusetts.