This town was renamed three times; it takes its current name from a British countess.
A center for agriculture and marble export during the 1800s, Lanesborough possesses some truly beautiful neighborhoods sited on old farmland. It also has a variety of restaurants, shopping areas, and places for family fun, including Mount Greylock, the Berkshires’ premier place for hiking. Lanesborough’s central location makes it easy to travel into Pittsfield and Lenox to the South or North Adams and Williamstown to the north, for even more entertainment and commercial services.
There are no bad views from Mount Greylock, which rises 3,491 feet—the highest point in Massachusetts—and boasts dozens of moderate to advanced hiking and cross-country ski trails. Hike to the peak and visit the War Memorial Tower, or enjoy dinner and music at Bascom Lodge.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll have a blast in Ramblewild’s aerial adventure park, featuring obstacle courses and ziplining, plus hiking. It’s run by Feronia Forests, whose mission is to preserve ecosystems and educate the community about sustainability.