Bullard Woods, Lenox, MA
Sept. 28, 2013 article by Dave Read
While the Apple Squeeze was underway in the commercial district, we visited the coolest cultural venue in Lenox, the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, and then took a late afternoon hike through Bullard Woods, which abuts Stockbridge Bowl. It was the sort of early fall day in the Berkshires that attracted old money types in the first place, including the parents of George L. K. Morris, whose ancestor was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Video of Black bears in Bullard Woods
We encountered 4 black bears near the main trail that leads down to Stockbridge Bowl, including 3 cubs that scooted up a tree after hearing the rustle of hikers. The Flip video camera is fun and handy, but we’re considering an upgrade that would enable a closer look at these beautiful animals.
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
While Lenox is linked to the Gilded Age, often by errant amateurs who don’t get the joke Mark Twain made when he coined the term, what George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen created was decidedly un-Gilded. It is the first Modern structure to be built in New England, tucked into the hillside below the his parent’s old-world style mansion, Brookhurst.
Fall hike in Bullard Woods from Lenox to Stockbridge Bowl
Bullard Woods, open to the public and owned by the Stockbridge Bowl Association is accessible from Lenox, MA located near Tanglewood at the conjunction of Hawthorne Rd and Hawthorne St. It is an ideal place for an early fall hike affording views of ancient trees, black bears, and afternoon sun reflecting on Stockbridge Bowl.