By Automobile: Lee is located in central Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is easily reached via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), exit 2. Driving time from Boston is about 2 hours (125 miles), from New York City about 2 ½ hours (160 miles) and less than an hour from Albany (45 miles). In Lee you will find ample free parking, with lots at Park Place, on Railroad Street and on the corner of Franklin and High Streets. Free spaces are available on most downtown streets.
GPS Information: Use the address of Lee Town Hall, 32 Main Street for a central location. The zip code is 01238 for Lee and 01260 for South Lee. Coordinates for Lee are Latitude 42.305003 and Longitude 73.248953. The Lee Chamber of Commerce provides a booth at 3 Park Place for all your visitor information. It is generally open 10-4 every day except Sunday in the summer. Phone 413-243-0852.
By Air: Lee is served by two major airports, Albany International (ALB) and Bradley International (BDL) in Windsor Locks, CT. Time and distance from each airport are about the same, approximately 50 miles, one hour’s drive. Consult either airport for ground transportation options before scheduling your trip. Abbott Limo at 413-243-1645 offers service to and from ALB and BDL.
By Bus: Peter Pan Bus Lines runs regular service to Lee from major cities. Call 1-800-343-9999 or go to www.peterpanbus.com for information.
By Rail: Amtrak offers service to nearby locations in New York and to Pittsfield, although the latter is lightly served. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or go to www.amtrak.com for information. Metro North Railroad offers service from the New York City area to points fairly close to the Berkshires. Call 1-877-690-5116 or go to www.web.mta.info for information.
Local transportation: The Berkshires is an area with outstanding attractions, but it is also rural and local transportation can be difficult unless you come with a car. Here are two other options:
Local bus: Berkshire Regional Transit Authority operates scheduled buses connecting larger towns and some visitor destinations. Call BRTA at 1-800-292-BRTA or go to www.berkshirerta.com for more information.
Local automobile: Limited taxi service is available in Lee at 413-243-0020. Limo service is available from Abbott Limo at 1-413-243-1645. Car rentals can be made at R.W.’s, 35 Runway in Lee, 413-243-0946.