A site to contemplate the stunning vista that is Parsons Marsh
This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people who were forcefully displaced to Wisconsin by European colonization. These lands continue to be of great signiﬁcance to the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation today. To learn more visit mohican.com.
Look for the bench opposite Undermountain Stables at 400 Undermountain Road, Lenox.
GPS: 42.3737, -73.2978 (frontage)
Bring a sandwich or a bottle of wine and soak up the view down the valley across Undermountain Farm to Parsons Marsh and Monument Mountain. Unfortunately, it’s not wheelchair accessible, but this “hike” is just six steps up and a few strides to the right to reach the bench at the “summit.”
In 2012, Berkshire Natural Resources Council was given a small building lot at the head of Parsons Marsh. From the frontage of this small parcel, passersby can see the entire expanse of Parsons Marsh. For years artists and photographers were trespassing here to get the best views, but now You Can Sit Here – the sign says so!
Look for “Yes you can sit here!” along the north edge of Undermountain Road, a hair east and opposite from Undermountain Stables. Next time you’re walking Undermoutain Road, step off the road and enjoy the views from the bench.