68°

Topics

Herman Melville
Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood
Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood

Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they come for Tanglewood, the classical music festival that is one of America's most beloved excuses for a starlit picnic. This year, it's particularly important to pack the champagne glasses. The mother of all classical-paloozas is turning 75. Tanglewood is so central to the appeal of Lenox, its ridiculously picturesque hometown, that it's easy to forget Lenox was a destination long before the upstart festival arrived in 1937....

Loading