WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND LEE
 
The Town of Lee and surrounding areas provide a wealth of entertainment and activities for everyone.
Some of the area's most popular attractions are listed here.
  Shop to your heart's content at the region's premier outlet mall - Prime Outlets - Lee.   243-8186
  This forty-four-room, shingle-style house, Naumkeag, is filled with original furniture, ceramics, and artwork collected from America, Europe, and the Far East.   298-3239
  The Albany Berkshire Ballet is nationally recognized for its versatility in performing both classical and contemporary dance works with excellence. The company's classical repertory rivals that of any large company performing today.   442-1307

  The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is both art museum and research center, welcoming visitors year-round to experience its outstanding collections of European and American art in an intimate setting of profound natural beauty.   458-2303
  "The impression produced by a landscape... or a house should always...be an event in the history of the soul." - Edith Wharton,designer of The Mount.   637-1899
  The Berkshire Theatre Festival provides dynamic professional theatre in the cultural heart of the Berkshires on two stages June through August.   298-5576
  Butternut provides skiing, boarding and more with special events all summer.   528-2000
  The Barrington Stage Company's mission is two-fold: to produce and develop top-notch professional theatre and to develop a local audience by establishing a strong community relationship with residents of Berkshire County and the adjoining tri-state area.   528-8888
  The Berkshire Museum enriches, inspires and educates through interactions with the arts, history and the natural world.   443-7171
  Winter skiing and summer fun ..... Bousquet is a great family attraction all year!   442-8316
  The Bidwell House museum, set in the Berkshire hills, is an elegant Georgian saltbox originally built circa 1750 as a parsonage. Authentically restored, filled with antiques and surrounded by beautiful grounds and hiking trails.   528-6888
  The Berkshire Choral Festival brings together knowledgeable amateur singers from a range of ages and backgrounds to study, rehearse and perform major choral works under the supervision of eminent conductors and a professional staff in attractive, established venues that enhance the quality of the learning experience as well as that of the music itself.   229-1999
  Join us for the celebration of Music Director James Levine's inaugural season at Tanglewood. James Levine and the Boston Symphony begin the season with Mahler's 8th Symphony. Come and be a part of a world-class orchestra and music center in the vibrant splendid nature setting of the Berkshires.   637-1600
  The Shakers called this community "The City of Peace." Although you will find Hancock Shaker Village a welcome retreat from today's hectic pace, this name belies the level of activity at this living museum.   433-0188
  The Williamstown Theatre Festival is a summer-long celebration of theater that brings together a vast and impressive array of artists and offers audiences varied cultural experiences.   597-3400
  Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did – in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe.   637-1199
  If conventional museums are boxes, MASS MoCA is an open platform – a welcoming place that encourages dynamic interchange between making and presenting art, between the visual and performing arts, and between our extraordinary historic factory campus and the patrons, workers and tenants who again inhabit it.
  MoCA111
(662-2111)
 

Berkshire Opera Company is dedicated to presenting the finest professional opera performances and enriching the lives of people of all ages in Berkshire County and the surrounding areas.

  442-0099
  Santarella, affectionately known as the Tyringham Gingerbread House, is a truly unique and beautiful setting, a magical place where you can make your dreams come true.   243-2819
  Arrowhead was the home of Herman Melville from 1850-1863. It was at Arrowhead that Melville wrote his most famous work, Moby Dick, along with three other novels   442-1793
October Mountain State Forest

  At 16,127 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts, offering visitors campgrounds, trails to hike (including a portion of the Appalachian Trail) and much more.   243-1778
Mount Greylock
 
At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest peak in Massachusetts. Camping, hiking and a great view from the top.
  499-4262
Laurel Lake
  Located just off route 20, north of town, Laurel Lake offers boating (boat ramp on route 20), fishing (in summer and winter), swimming, even a sandy beach with picnic facilities! Plenty of parking. And, beautiful sunsets.   243-2464
  The 1920's summer home, studio and garden of sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). Chesterwood guests take a step back in time when visiting this 122 acre estate that inspired an artist who inspired a nation.   298 -3579
Berkshire Botanical Garden
  Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG) offers visitors a peaceful refuge of natural beauty, stunning display gardens, exciting community events, and informative classes for all ages and levels of skill and knowledge.   298-3926
Jacob's Pillow
  Jacob's Pillow supports dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and engages and deepens public appreciation and support for dance.   243-0745
The Berkshire Scenic Railroad
  The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum's primary mission is to foster interest in the history of railroading in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts through the provision of safe, educational, and entertaining tourist train rides between Lenox and Stockbridge.   637-2210
Tyringham Cobble
  Two miles of trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail, pass over the twin knobs of Tyringham Cobble offering spectacular views of Tyringham Valley.   298-3239
Ventford Hall
  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and declared an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Millennium program of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Ventfort Hall is the home of The Museum of the Gilded Age.   637-3206
  Berkshire South is located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington (behind Pete's Motors on Stockbridge Road – Route 7) and our facility includes:

Olympic-size pool, therapeutic warm pool, splash pool for kids, weight-fitness room, basketball gym. A variety of fitness classes such as: Yoga-Pilates, Group Strength & Tone, Cardio Express and Play Zone for the kids. Also offered are babysitting programs and a whole host of community events and activities such as: Community Gardening, Lecture- Workshop series and seasonal activities. We also have several options for the physically challenged including a chair lift into both the main and warm pools. There is something for everyone!

  528-2810
  From the rocky heights of Mt. Tekoa in Russell to the picturesque village green in Lee, the Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway winds through the small towns of Russell, Huntington, Chester, Becket and Lee, providing views of the Wild and Scenic Westfield River along the way. Known also as the "Jacob's Ladder Trail," the route was designated a Massachusetts Scenic Byway in 1992.   667-3346
  The Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world's largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art.   298-4100
  During baseball season watch the Pittsfield Dukes play at Wachconah Park.   447-3853
Cove Bowling Lanes
  Cove Bowling Lanes in Great Barrington offers ten pin bowling and indoor miniature golf. Open all year.   528-1220
Watch CTSB
(Local Access Television)
  CTSB was formed to facilitate, encourage, and promote community involvement in the production of locally originated, non-commercial television and other media. The program content may be informative, educational, or entertaining. CTSB serves the towns of Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield.    
  Lee USA Speedway is home of the small block super modifieds. NASCAR'S Friday night stock car racing. Visit our web site at www.leeusaspeedway.com. Email us at: sales@leeusaspeedway.com
 
978-462-4252

  The ten-screen Regal Cinemas movie theater located at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesboro; about 15 miles from Lee.   499-2558
  Watch the movies at the Triplex Cinema, a unique three-screen movie theater located in Great Barrington.   528-8885
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