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Lenox

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Lenox is a town in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, about 3 hours from New York City and 2.5 hours from Boston. Lenox is an arts-lover's dream, home to Tanglewood. There are also several stately mansions and prestigious boarding schools in the area.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Get in[edit]

  • From the west (3 hours from New York City): Take the Taconic State Parkway. Exit at "Hillsdale, Claverack, Route 23" and follow Route 23 East to Great Barrington. North on Route 7 through Stockbridge. Left onto Route 7A into Lenox.
  • From the east (2 1/2 hours from Boston): Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 2, marked Lee. Follow Route 20 West about 4 miles beyond Lee then left on to Route 183 into Lenox.
  • From the south (75 minutes from Hartford): North on I-91 to the Massachusetts Turnpike West to exit 2; then as above.

Get around[edit]

The small downtown area is easily walkable, and Tanglewood is just a mile from the central crossroads. To go farther, you will probably need at least a bicycle if not a motor vehicle.

See[edit]

The Mount
  • Lenox Athenaeum, +1 413 637-1087. Seminars on classical music, theater, dance, literature, and other subjects. Music recitals, private and charitable functions, as well as lectures that promote an appreciation of the history, literature, and the natural beauty of the Berkshires.

Do[edit]

The Shed and lawn at Tanglewood
  • Tanglewood, 297 West Street, +1 413 637-1600. Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, West St, toll-free: +1-866-200-5203. and Richmond Mountain Rd. Offers yoga, meditation, massage and other healing arts.
  • Kennedy Park, 275 Main Street (Just past the Church on the Hill at the top of Main Street). A compact multi-use park on the site of a former Gilded Age resort home now reverted to forest. Free.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood
  • Dish Cafe Bistro, 37 Church St, +1 413 637-1800, fax: +1 413 637-2444. Breakfast, lunch & carry out daily.
  • Firefly, 71 Church St, +1 413 637-2700. Lunch, dinner. Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”.

Drink[edit]

  • Olde Heritage Tavern, 12 Housatonic St, +1 413 637-0884. Neighborhood bar, very casual. Pool, darts, jukebox, and pub food.

Sleep[edit]

Lenox Academy
  • Days Inn Lenox, 194 Pittsfield Rd, RT 7 & 20, Lenox, MA 01240 US, +1 413 637-3560. Check-in: 3 pm, check-out: 11 am. Free wireless Internet Access, Free Day Break Breakfast, Outside pool, Free Parking, TV with cable HBO, Free Newspaper, Near to Tanglewood Music Festival.
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, 462 Pittsfield Road, Routes 7 and 20, +1 413 442-4000. Check-in: 3 pm, check-out: 11 am. Jacuzzi rooms, free wireless Internet access, free breakfast, outside pool, handicap rooms, free parking, TV with cable.
  • Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, 165 Kemble St, +1 413 637-4100. Dedicated to healthy living and fitness. Classes, hiking & biking, spa & body treatments, nutritious gourmet dining, private consultations and workshops.
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, +1 413 442-4000. Routes 7 & 20. Newly constructed.

Go next[edit]

Jacob's Pillow dance festival is in Becket, about a half hour's drive from Lenox, depending on traffic.

Routes through Lenox
RutlandPittsfield  N US 7.svg S  StockbridgeDanbury
AlbanyPittsfield  W US 20.svg E  LeeSpringfield


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