How to get to the Berkshires
Here are inks for local and regional public transportation depots and stops, plus where to get Peter Pan bus and Amtrak train schedules and tickets: how to get to the Berkshires.
Lee, Mass was settled in 1760, as Dodgetown, then incorporated in 1777 as Lee. Formed from parts of Great Barrington and Washington, it was named after General Charles Lee. Since the opening of the Prime Outlets shopping center near the Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 2, with 60 stores that cater to the tastes of people who own second homes in the Berkshires, the town has seen an attractive revitalization of its own Main st. shopping district. There has also been an increase in arts and entertainment programming in town at The Spectrum Playhouse, the former St. George’s Church at 20 Franklin St.
Hotels in Lee, MA
Lee, Mass facts:
- Town Hall: 32 Main St.
- Phone: (413) 243-2100
- Population: 5,985
- Settled by: Cape Codders & CT Yankees
- Settled/Incorporated: 1760/1777
- Elevation: 888′
The town was also famous for the quality of its marble, with the first quarry established in 1852. Almost 500,000 cubic feet of marble was excavated and shipped in 1867 on the Housatonic Railroad. Buildings constructed of Lee marble include a wing of the United States Capitol building and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.