Introduction to Lenox, Massachusetts
Lenox, Massachusetts is 31 miles SE of Albany, New York (center to center) and 113 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Situated in Berkshire County, Lenox is part of the Pittsfield metro area. It has a population of 5,077.
In 1750, Jonathan and Sarah Hinsdale, the first settlers, arrived and established a small inn and general store. In 1761, when the Province of Massachusetts began selling land for townships, Josiah Dean purchased the lot which was to become the cities of Lenox and Richmond. Officially incorporated in 1767, Lenox was named in honor of Charles Lennox, the 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox. The city is situated in a scenic countryside which has developed as an art colony that has been home to several famous artists, such as Fanny Kemble, Catherine Sedgwick and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Lenox and Nearby Attractions
- Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
- Undermountain Farm and Riding Stable
- Churchstreet Street Gallery
- Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
- Bousquet Ski Area
- Berkshire Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Lenox
Lenox has numerous theaters, art galleries, museums, historic sites, and ski areas. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, October Mountain State Forest, and Kennedy Park are venues to experience the beauty of nature, as well as go hiking, or picnicking. Horseback riding is available at the Undermountain Farm and Riding Stable. Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum and The Mount are popular historical attractions, and the Bosquet Ski Area offers miniature golf, scenic chairlift rides, snow tubing, go-karting, and water sliding.
Flights are available from Albany International Airport.
Lenox Higher Education
The closest colleges to Lenox are Williams College, Hudson Valley Community College, Berkshire Community College, Maria College of Albany, and Siena College.