This is one of just 15 Massachusetts towns that aren’t transected by state routes, only rural roads.
Settled in 1735, Tyringham was once home to a Shaker community with the holy moniker of Jerusalem. It’s now an easygoing rural community, with wide-open fields and meadows abutting green forests and swooping hills. Close to Lee and the Mass Pike, Tyringham is a terrific home base for those who love peace and quiet but still want to be close to modern conveniences.
Formed from millennia-old tectonic shifts that created a high ridge topped by exposed bedrock, this nature preserve features orchards, forests, fields of wildflowers, and panoramic valley vistas at the summit.