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Historic Places to Visit in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village

We at Haddad Toyota know that Pittsfield, Massachusetts is top-notch when it comes to bringing history alive. Here are some of our favorite places to visit in Pittsfield which turn educational opportunities of history, science, and the arts into a day of fun for the family.

Hancock Shaker Village – This living history museum brings the story of the Shakers to life. This area was called the “City of Peace” by the Shakers who lived here for 179 years. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to preserving the history of the Shakers for future generations. Visit the 18 original historic buildings, the farm, gardens, animals, and more.

Berkshire Museum – This museum integrates art, history, and natural science by having a wide range of programs and exhibitions which promote educational connections between different disciplinary areas of study. The Berkshire Museum has been in association with the Smithsonian since 2013 and promotes the sharing of resources with the nation.

Melville’s Arrowhead – This is a historic house lived in by Herman Melville. The non-profit museum is operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society. Part of Melville’s house is open to the public for guided tours during the warmer months of the year. Even when the house is not open, people can still visit the property and enjoy the beautiful grounds. This is a great stop for all fans of history and/or literature.

Pittsfield is full of wonderful history and opportunities for things to do. If you need a car to visit all these fantastic places, stop by Haddad Toyota. We will get you on your way to see all the Pittsfield has to offer.

3 Tips for Winter Driving

3 tips for winter driving
Winter is here and doesn’t look like it’s leaving anytime soon. Check out our 3 tips for winter driving below and stay safe out there until the seasons change again!

With all the horrible weather we’ve had already this year, you probably have driving in snow down to an art by now, but here’s a short list of a few tips of how to drive in snow just as a short refresher. It’s always good to occasionally look through a list of these tips to get a good idea of what we all can do to better keep ourselves and everyone else on the roads around Pittsfiled, North Adams, and Springfield as safe as possible during these harsh winter months.

  1. Get Winter Tires – while the season may be over halfway through (we hope), skidding along the roads is no joke. Getting snow tires may help you grip the slick pavement better.
  2. Drive Slowly – getting to work or practice on time is not a fair exchange for your safety and the safety of others on the road.
  3. Give yourself plenty of time to stop – try to stop at least a full car’s length behind the car in front of you. This way, even if you do skid some, you have some room to give before you hit them.

Just follow these 3 tips for winter driving and hopefully it will keep you safe until spring. In the meantime, check out our four-wheel-drive cars at Haddad Toyota to help ensure that you will stay safe on the snowy roads out there.


Haddad Sock Game: Fun for a Great Cause

Haddad Sock Game
These are just some of the fun socks already posted to our Haddad Facebook wall as a part of the Haddad Sock Game. Be sure to add yours today!

Have you heard the buzz around Pittsfield? The Haddad Sock Game is taking the town by storm! Everyone from Haddad employees to girls at a slumber party are all playing… and the best part is that all the proceeds from the game benefit the Pittsfield Community Connection!

What is the Haddad Sock Game?

It’s a way that the Haddad Auto Group is trying to spread enjoyment and benefit a great cause, the Pittfield Community Connection.

Great, how do I play?

All you have to do is upload an image of yourself with crazy socks on to one of the Haddad Auto Group Facebook pages with the hashtag, #haddadsockgame.

How does this benefit the Pittsfield Community Connection?

For every photo of crazy socks that is uploaded to our Facebook from July 1 – July 31, the Haddad Auto Group will donate one dollar to the Pittsfield Community Connection.

What is the Pittsfield Community Connection?

The Pittsfield Community Connection is a non-profit organization in Pittsfield, MA focused on connecting with high-risk youth and helping them make positive choices. This summer the Pittsfield Community Connection is offering mentoring and neighbor activities at three different community centers in our local area.

So what are you waiting for? Go take some pictures of those crazy socks and post them to Haddad Toyota, Haddad Hyundai, or Haddad Subaru’s facebook walls today!