Music beckons you as you begin your journey, following the red lights that draw you deeper into the woods.
As you follow the torch-lit path, you hear something strange. Are the trees whispering? What do trees have to talk about?
Perhaps it's best to move along the path, to the next beacon of illumination.
Enter the world of "NightWood," an outdoor sound and light experience that immerses visitors in a fantastical winter landscape, now in its third year at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home, in Lenox, a collaboration with designer Chris Bocchiaro of Clerestory Light.
New this year are three new encounters, "The Pool," "The Glass Garden," and "The Heart of the Forest." Bocchiaro also has expanded the experience with revised soundscapes.
If You Go
What: "Nightwood" at The Mount
When: Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 1. Timed entry at every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox
Cost: $22, adult; $10, kids 6-18; free for children age 5 and under.