There’s a beautiful vista in Lenox, Mass. that we pass on our way to Tanglewood called Olivia’s Overlook. It’s on a mountain road with a small parking lot regularly filled with people like us stopping to take in the view.
Olivia’s Overlook is one of our stops on the Impress Our Visitors train – the drive we take visiting friends on when we want to show off Berkshire and Columbia County. Impressing Our Visitors includes any combination of dairy farms, cute downtowns, winding country roads, roadside vegetable stands, Edith Wharton’s house, Tanglewood, and scenic vistas like Olivia’s Overlook.
Sadly, I don’t have a photo of Olivia’s Overlook, I only have a photo of the sign. But if you’re reading this, chances are pretty high that you’ve already seen Olivia’s Overlook on one of our Visitor trains. So let me take a moment to introduce you to the other vista hidden across the road and up the mountain.
To get there, you have to walk (or bike) Burbank Trail. Anuj can tell you about Gorman the sheep farmer who lived on the mountain. All that remains of his homestead are the stones of the foundation.
The trail is a 3+ mile moderate hike and very popular with bikers. I’m not sure how they maneuver the rocks and dips and inclines. I was happy to slowly wander and snap pictures.
This was the beginning of my fascination with this pond. I liked how it was reflecting the trees and sky.
Check out how the shadows reveal the leaves underwater.
And the sky.
The map wasn’t entirely necessary, but it was nice to put a name to the pond, and get a hint that the view awaiting us was actually facing north – the opposite direction of Olivia’s Overlook.