Here is the south entrance to the park on Rockwell Road in Lanesborough. The stone pillars at the entrance are new, as
is the sign. (All photos Mark E. Rondeau)
Here is a place on Notch Road on Mount Fitch where the road had been crumbling away for years. This is the before
photo, taken in the summer of 2006. The toppled over concrete cylinders at left here were the old guardrails, now newly
supplanted by the reinforced wooden ones you can see at right.
Throughout the park they have added crosswalks for hikers and signs to alert drivers to them. They have also put grooves
in the roads at such places to slow drivers down.
On the summit, Bascom Lodge will be renovated and will reopen July 4 with new management, according to this sign on the
door of the lodge. Otherwise, the summit is pretty much the same as it was in 2006, and when I hiked to the top in 2007. The
only other significant change at the summit is a new digital TV attenna. For an article about Williams College professor John
Bascom, after whom the lodge was named, see link at the bottom of this page.
Here's view from the new overlook, out toward New Ashford in the valley.