OLLI Locations and Parking Information
OLLI at BCC holds it classes and lectures in various geographic locations throughout Berkshire County and southern Vermont. This geographic diversity allows members to find something “close to home” regardless of their residential address. See directions and parking information for our most frequently used locations below; directions to other locations will be individually e-mailed for individual courses.
Berkshire Community College- Main Campus (BCC-MC) 1350 West Street, Pittsfield MA 01201 From the north: Follow Rte. 7 to Park Square in downtown Pittsfield. Turn right onto West Street, then turn left when the road comes to a T. Continue on West Street for 3.5 miles. The College's main entrance is on the right. From the east: Follow Rte. 9 through Dalton and Pittsfield to Park Square in downtown Pittsfield. Continue straight onto West Street, then turn left when the road comes to a T. Continue on West Street for 3.5 miles. The College's main entrance is on the right. From the south: Follow Rte. 7 to Park Square. Turn left onto West Street, then turn left when the road comes to a T. Continue on West Street for 3.5 miles. The College's main entrance is on the right. From the west: Follow Rte. 20 to the NY/MA border. From the NY/MA border continue on Rte. 20 for approximately 4.8 miles, then turn left onto Hungerford Street. Bear left onto Forthill Avenue (underneath a railroad overpass). Continue to the end of Forthill Avenue. Turn left at the stop sign onto West Street. Continue on West Street for 0.9 miles. The College's main entrance is on the right. PARKING is available in any open public parking space in the Central or North parking lots. There is also a Visitors Lot, but note that when BCC classes are in session there is a 90-minute time limit. Handicapped spaces are available in the Visitor and East Parking lots, near the cafeteria entrance, as well as behind Melville Hall and Hawthorne Hall. If your course’s room number begins with an M or H, we strongly advise utilizing the handicapped spaces behind your respective hall—access is significantly easier!
BCC South County Center (SCC) 343 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 Coming from the North, take Route 7 South to Great Barrington. Take a left onto Main Street at the intersection of Routes 7, 23 & 41. Go through two sets of lights and BCC's South County Center is on the left, diagonally across the street from the Town Hall. PARKING is available on the street or behind the South County Center building.
Berkshire Museum (BM) 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201 The museum is located in downtown Pittsfield, on South Street (Route 7) PARKING is available up to 3 hours in the lot next to the Colonial just off South Street. There is additional metered on-street parking—the first 90 minutes are free, and there is no charge after 4:30 or on weekends. Handicap spaces are available in the lot adjacent to the Berkshire Museum, and on the street near the Colonial Theatre. There is a loading zone in front of the Museum where no parking is permitted, but passengers may be picked up and dropped off.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 Coming from the North, take Route 7 South to Great Barrington. Take a left onto Main Street at the intersection of Routes 7, 23 & 41. Go through downtown Great Barrington. At the fourth set of traffic lights, just beyond St. James Episcopal Church, turn right onto St. James Place. The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right. PARKING is available on surface lots.
Kimball Farms 235 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240 From the north: Take Route 7/20 South to Walker St in Lenox. Go right, then take the first right. From the south: Tak Route 7/20 North to Walker St in Lenox. Go left, then take the first right. From Lenox: Proceed down Walker Street, past Kemble Inn and Ventfort Hall. The entrance will be on your left, past the stone pillars. PARKING: There are a limited number of parking spaces at Kimball Farms. Once they are full, please park alongside the driveway leading to the main building, without parking on the grassy area. Please avoid parking in any spots reserved for special populations.
The Clark Art Institute 225 South Street, Williamstown MA From the south: Take Route 7 north into Williamstown. As you enter town, Route 7 proceeds around a small rotary. From the rotary, turn right onto South Street. The Clark is on the right about one-half mile down South Street. From the north: Take Route 7 south into Williamstown. At the intersection of Routes 7 and 2, turn right. Proceed all the way around a small rotary past the Williams Inn and the public library. Turn right onto South Street. The Clark is on the right about one-half mile down South Street. From the east: Follow Route 20 west to Route 7 north into Williamstown. As you enter town, Route 7 proceeds around a small rotary. From the rotary, turn right onto South Street. The Clark is on the right about one-half mile down South Street. From the west (not recommended in snow): Take Interstate 87 to Exit 7 (Route 7 east). Follow Route 7 east to Route 278. Turn right onto Route 278. Follow Route 278 to Route 2 east. PARKING is available on surface lots.
Williams College (WC) 880 Main Street, Williamstown Williams College is located in central Williamstown. While the campus is within relatively close quarters, please consult addresses for specific building locations. PARKING: There is limited on-street parking on Park Street, but with a 2-hour limit. For most events, we recommend the public parking garage behind the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Proceed up North Street (following signs for Route 7, towards the left) - you can enter the parking lot directly for level 1 only (two flights of stairs up), or take the next right onto Whitman Street. Take your first right, just past the Children’s Center, then a hard right into the top (3rd) level of the garage (no stairs and ADA spots)— if no spots are available, level 2 generally has spots and one flight of stairs. Exit the garage and cross the oval—the Center for ‘62 theater will be ahead of you, and the Alumni Center is in the brick building down the path to the left if it; there is a side entrance off the sidewalk just past the call box with the blue siren.