Massachusetts Mountains

Greylock

Quick Facts

Elevation

3,491 ft.

Location

Adams, MA
northwest MA

Best Map

Appalachian Mountain Club shaded relief map of Mt. Greylock State Reservation

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Recommendation

Strongly Recommended

Greylock from Gould Rd. in Adams, MA

     Mt. Greylock (3,491 ft.) is the highest peak in Massachusetts. Located in the Berkshires near New York State, Greylock is part of the 12,500-acre Mt. Greylock State Reservation. There are two notable landmarks on the summit:  Bascom Lodge and Memorial Tower.  Built in 1937, Bascom Lodge accommodates overnight guests, serves meals, and sells products related to Mt. Greylock and the outdoors.  The 92-foot, granite Memorial Tower commemorates casualties of all wars.  Its beacon can be seen blinking at night 72 miles away.  The Appalachian Trail passes over Greylock's summit on its way from Georgia to Maine.

     Nearby Mount Greylock Campground provides a primitive camping alternative to Bascom Lodge. The campground offers 15 tent and 7 group camping sites along Sperry Road accessible only by foot. Please click on the Campground link below for more information.  At the end of Sperry Road is the must-see Stony Ledge, a magnificent bluff and picnic area that looks across The Hopper valley to Greylock.  Mt. Greylock can be hiked from Mount Greylock Campground (for an easy hike to Greylock using the Hopper Trail, check out the "Preplanned Hikes" link to the left).

     Rockwell Road passes through the middle of the Reservation in a north- south direction.  At the southern entrance is the Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center (30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesboro, MA).  There you will find information on hiking trails, the Civilian Conservation Corps that built much of the Reservation, an excellent 3D topographical model of the area, and friendly park staff to answer your questions.  Driving north on Rockwell Road will take you to the summit of Mt. Greylock where there is a parking lot. Mt. Greylock State Reservation is a treasure and well worth visiting.  North of the park on Rt. 2 is idyllic Williamstown, home of Williams College, one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States.  Spring Street in Williamstown is a great place for a bite to eat.

Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center: (413) 499-4262

Bascom Lodge reservations: (413) 743-1591

Mount Greylock Campground reservations:
www.reserveamerica.com

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