(3,491 ft.) is the highest peak in Massachusetts.
Located in the Berkshires near New
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
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).
passes through the middle of the Reservation in a north- south direction.
At the southern entrance is the Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
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)
Mount Greylock Campground