Historic Site in Lenox

The Mount

Almost 50 years after Nathaniel Hawthorne left his home in Lenox, another writer found inspiration in the Berkshires. Edith Wharton (1862–1937) came to Lenox in 1899 and proceeded to build her palatial estate, the M…
Nature Reserve in Lenox

Pleasant Valley Wilderness Sanctuary

This 1300-acre wildlife sanctuary has 7 miles of pleasant walking trails through forests and meadows, as well as a challenging hike to the summit of Lenox Mountain. It's not uncommon to see beavers on the viewing pl…
Museum in Lenox

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

This museum of railroad lore is set up in Lenox's 1903 vintage railroad station. Its model-railroad display is a favorite with kids, as are the toy trains they can play with. The museum is 1.5 miles east of Lenox ce…