town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States

Lenox is a town in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, about 3 hours from New York City and 2½ 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

Map of Lenox (Massachusetts)

  • 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 (2½ 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


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.

The Mount
The Shed and lawn at Tanglewood
Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood


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


Lenox Academy

Go next


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

Routes through Lenox
RutlandPittsfield  N   S  StockbridgeDanbury
AlbanyPittsfield  W   E  LeeSpringfield

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