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Sometimes, the best moments of a vacation are the ones in which you simply sit back, relax with your loved ones or your favorite book, and enjoy the beauty of nature. During your visit to the Gateways Inn and Restaurant, the best place to experience these moments is Lilac Park in Lenox, MA. This charming town square serves as a gathering spot for community events in the Berkshires. Within its borders are the Lenox Academy and the Congregational Chapel. It is also the site for various musical events, craft fairs, and celebrations throughout the year. The best part? It’s located within five minutes of our bed & breakfast in Lenox! If you’re still not convinced, here are even more reasons that Lilac Park is a must for your Berkshires itinerary.
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In 1908, 1.5 acres of land was given to the town of Lenox by the Servin family. It was planted with different varieties of lilacs from the gardens of nearby private estates. Although the park went virtually unattended for many years, it was restored in 1991 by the Lenox Garden Club and now features hundreds of named lilacs, ten Canadian hemlocks, small shrubs, 1,500 daylilies, 19 benches, and gazebos. Today, the town works to maintain and preserve Lilac Park in order to keep it as quiet and tranquil as possible for area residents and visitors alike.
This summer, the 30th annual Church on the Hill Fine Arts and Handmade Crafts Fair will be held in Lilac Park on July 29th and 30th, 2017. This juried craft fair features over 70 booths of high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from local and regional artisans. It’s the perfect place to get all of your holiday shopping done early. You’ll find all kinds of treasures including candles, carvings, furniture, jewelry, ornaments, and clothing. Admission is free, so you can stock up on beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts for the whole family.
Each year, Berkshire music lovers can attend a summer concert series at Lilac Park! The schedule includes free performances every Wednesday evening in July and August. Visitors can take advantage of the park’s gently rolling terrain and enjoy a natural amphitheater in the park. From classical and bluegrass jams, jazz, and folk music, the series truly has something for everyone. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, order a takeaway picnic from the Gateways Inn, and enjoy listening to different musical genre every week in Lilac Park.
After a lovely day at the Lilac Park in Lenox, MA, take a relaxing stroll back to our bed and breakfast and enjoy a wonderful evening with us! You can rest up in one of our beautiful rooms or suites, then head over to our award-winning restaurant for a delicious and satisfying meal. After dinner, enjoy some live music in our intimate lounge and sip on a handcrafted cocktail for the perfect nightcap.
Book the getaway of your dreams today at the Gateways Inn! We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures in Lenox!
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