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Lenox

Known for Museums, Live Music and Entertainment

Gardens, museums, and top sights like Tanglewood Music Center—discover it all in Lenox.

How do you get to Lenox?

With stately mansions, five-star hotels, intriguing literary history and illustrious art venues, the town of Lenox stands out from its more modest Berkshires counterparts. Marvel at the grand summer homes of the elite and attend one of the music concerts held in the town.

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while listening to a live classical concert at Tanglewood, the famous summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The annual music festival has made Lenox an extremely popular destination in summer, so book your trip well ahead and expect high prices. The Jacob’s Pillow summer dance festival is also just a half-hour drive away in Becket.

Glimpse lives of the super-rich who owned mansions in the area at the turn of the last century. Ventfort Hall was the summer "cottage" of Sarah Morgan, the sister of financier J.P. Morgan. Today, tour the lavish rooms and arrange to have a Victorian high tea on the grounds. Don’t miss the exhibits at the adjoining museum, showcasing the Berkshires as seen in that era, an exclusive mountain hideaway.

The Blantyre offers a taste of turn-of-the-century glamor. Modeled after a Scottish castle, this former private mansion features eye-catching turrets and towers. It now functions as a luxury hotel. Visit the Italian garden or take a ghost tour at The Mount, the Lenox estate where Edith Wharton wrote The House of Mirth. Find many additional impressive homes downtown and along the beautiful winding country roads leading out of town.

Enjoy the surrounding countryside at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, just a 10-minute drive from Lenox. From here start the hike up the green slopes of the 2,112-foot (644-meter) Lenox Mountain.

Find one-of-a-kind shops, cafés and restaurants contained within the few blocks of colonial buildings in the center of Lenox. You’ll need a car to reach the area and to explore the surroundings, but once here, the small town center is easily walkable. It’s also easy to get to Tanglewood on foot.

Things to do in Lenox

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at The Mount during your trip to Lenox. Stroll along the lakeside or attend a sporting event in the area.

Trover photo by Joe Vickiana

Hit the slopes at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, a top ski area in Hancock. Attend a sporting event or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.

Trover photo by Adnan Kakaza

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Wander the lakeside in this quaint area.

Trover photo by Ed Gaffny

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield. Stroll along the lakeside or attend a sporting event in this quaint area.

Trover photo by Caminante

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Mount Greylock, a lovely green space in Adams. Amble around the area's college campus or seek out the ski slopes.

Explore the great outdoors at October Mountain State Forest, a lovely green space in Becket. Discover the area's mountain views and shops.