Washington, the country's capital, is located 280 miles (451 kilometers) southwest of Lakeville, while Springfield lies 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east.
Don't just limit yourself to Lakeville; this region has been blessed with plenty of natural and cultural attractions just waiting to be explored. Head 16 miles (26 kilometers) south from Lakeville to Great Barrington, where you'll find the Ski Butternut and Catamount Ski Resort.
Grab some transportation and visit Poughkeepsie, a major city for the region, situated approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from Lakeville. This regional center has a wide range of tourist attractions, for example Clinton House State Historic Site, Marist College and Chance Theater. Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Bardavon 1869 Opera House and Poughkeepsie Galleria are also good places to spend a little time.
Ask those who live in the area what they recommend seeing around Lakeville, more often than not they'll point to the region's fabulous lighthouses.
Explore a side of the region most visitors don't see by joining a knowledgeable local on one of the cycling tours. If the perfect holiday for you and your family includes being outside and enjoying the cold weather, Connecticut will be perfect. Snowboarding is a popular pastime. Skiing is also widely enjoyed by locals and tourists.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by plane, take into account that the closest major airport is Bradley International Airport, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east of Lakeville.