After four weeks of voting USA Today announced on April 28 that Lenox has been named the Best Northeastern Small Town.
Winning the award will again bring national attention to Lenox. By winning the contest, Lenox will be promoted across USA Today Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also promoted across the USA Today travel sections and other Gannett Media outlets.
Lenox Chamber of Commerce Director Kameron Spaulding explained that winning the contest is another way that the town can continue to promote itself.
“We all knew that Lenox is a special place and the best small town, but to hear a national outlet like USA Today and their many readers agree is a great feeling and a big win for us,” Spaulding said. “This award, combined with the recent acknowledgement by Expedia, who named Lenox one of the top 26 luxury travel destinations in the world, is a great example of just how many people love Lenox.”
A panel of experts partnered with USA Today’s 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Deborah Fallows (American Futures), Anna Hider (Roadtrippers), Jenna Intersimone (MyCentralJersey.com) and our team of 10Best Local Experts were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of Northeastern travel.
“Since your nomination was carefully made by an expert panel, and the public voted for this honor, you have earned some serious bragging rights,” USA Today editors said in an email to Spaulding announcing the win.
In the final round of voting Lenox beat out New Hope, Penn. who finished second and other popular travel towns like Cape May, NJ, Rockport, MA., Bar Harbor, Maine, and Block Island, RI among others.