The town of Lanesborough is near the western edge of Massachusetts. The Taconic Range divides the town from Hancock on the west, and a spur of the Hoosac Mountains separates it from Cheshire on the north and east. These two ranges unite at the northern boundary at the foot of Mount Greylock, the highest mountain in the state; and the south opens out to an extended and beautiful view down the valley to Pittsfield and the mountains beyond. Pontoosuc Lake, one of the most popular recreation areas in Berkshire County, is on the town's southern border.
Lanesborough, in Berkshire County, is 140 miles west of Boston; 37 miles east of Albany, New York, and 152 miles from New York City. It is a quiet, residential township comprised of around 3,000 persons living in two villages: Lanesborough Village and Berkshire Village, plus spread over the rural landscape. People come here to live and educate their children, but the majority earn their living in the neighboring towns and cities.