Incorporated in 1771, Peru, MA is located on the eastern edge of beautiful Berkshire County. Peru had a population of 847 at the 2010 census. The town has a rich rural character, and is perfect for those seeking a peaceful getaway in the country.
Our official website is designed to be user-friendly and provide the public with greater access to our municipal government.
The Berkshires town of Peru is a bedroom community for the mills in Dalton, Pittsfield of Berkshire county, and the Hampden county cities Springfield and West Springfield. With the highest town center in Massachusetts, more than half of Peru is woodlands, including the Dorothy Frances Rice Wildlife Sanctuary. The only lake in Peru is the privately-owned Garnet Lake. Garnet Mountain Monument commemorates 15 soldiers who were killed in a plane crash on Garnet Mountain during World War II.