The Williamstown Rural Lands at Sheep Hill is the headquarters for the land conservation trust and a nature center offering nature hikes, back-country skiing, family programming, and conservation planning and land management. Open daily. Organization actively maintains several trails in the Williamstown area.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s thriving beaver population is one of the many fascinating features of this sanctuary. When you walk along Yukon Brook, take note of the “lodges” of tree branches and mud, where these nocturnal creatures spend their days.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240.
The Museum of the Gilded Age at Venfort Hall is an imposing Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J.P. Morgan. The Museum of the Gilded Age interprets the great changes that occurred in American life, industry and society.
The Mount is the home of writer Edith Wharton who built her house in Lenox in 1902. Author of the Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome and The house of Mirth. She wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including authoritative works on architecture, gardens, and interior design.
Berkshire Botanical Garden is an oasis of beauty featuring landscaped display gardens of native and exotic plants. The mission of Berkshire Botanical Garden is to fulfill the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening.
Chesterwood is the country home of sculptor Daniel Chester French, who was the sculptor of the Abraham Lincoln statue in Washington, D.C. His home is now a museum open to the public.