Dalton is home to a close-knit community of friendly individuals, many of whom have lived in the town for the majority of their lives. It is a central location between the dense hilltowns and Pittsfield’s city life—incorporating both rural and urban aspects from each into the town. Dalton is home to Crane & Co., where an expansive assortment of paper is crafted, including for use in U.S. paper currency. Along Main Street, there are plenty of fantastic small restaurants that you cannot find outside of the county, or even the town itself. Dalton is also home to the schools within Central Berkshire Regional School District from pre-K to high school. That being said, Dalton is located roughly in the center of the county at large.
In regards to natural aspects, there are a few places to explore, including the lovely Wahconah Falls. Additionally, for those who are interested in the Appalachian Trail, it actually runs directly through Dalton. Route 9 also flows into and out of the town, which is a pretty scenic drive (especially in the fall) that many locals take to head east. Small-business pride and love for the community runs deep in Dalton, as crowds gather at the local brewery, cafes, dance studio, sporting events, and more regularly. Many will pass through the town while travelling—due to the centrality and access to the surrounding towns and city—but it is also a great place to stop for a bite to eat or to grab a drink with friends.