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Mount Greylock State Reservation

30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesboro, MA 01237
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Lanesboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, the first state park in Massachusetts also contains the states highest peak at 3,419 feet.
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Ft. Lauderdale
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did a 3 day 2 night loop backpacking trip up and around the mountain. The camping shelters are free, first come first serve. They are close enough together that families can backpack with small kids. We made it to the top and then back down with our heavy backpacks. Most people drove to the top. And many others rode... More

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Summerland Key, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Free to drive put parking at top is a few dollars, unless there's no one present to take cash & it's free. Lovely view & could see points in 4 states from peak. War Memorial closed for revamp until 2016.

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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great way to see the "valley" from the mountain top drive. We started in the north from between Williamstown and North Adams and headed south on Notch Rd. to access the start of the scenic drive. There are many trails along the way but not so many "pull off's" to take pictures. At the end of the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took the family hiking here a couple of times during our trip. The parking lots are free unless you drive right up the summit and the paths are well marked. Being on a mountain, every path we tried was a bit challenging, but the lovely waterfalls and views were well worth the effort!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Husband and I visited a few times for birding/walking. I didn't do much hiking due to a knee injury, but still very much enjoyed the visit. The many scenic overlooks on the road to the top are definitely worth it. Even though it was misty when we drove up, it was still a really enjoyable trip. We didn't get the... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The pictures, while beautiful, cannot do this place justice. It is a must see with your own eyes kind of place.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is about 8 miles to drive to the top of Mt. Greylock, so leave enough time... since the speed limit is only around 25-30 mph. It is a beautiful view. We took a picnic lunch and blanket. It was a little windy and is a little cooler, so you may need a light jacket. It was worth the drive!... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Second time we drove over Mount Greylock. Began our trip in North Adams. The narrow roads with their hairpin turns kept us at a pace where we were able to savor the beauty of the area--so many shades of green. So lovely. We stopped at many of the look-off spots and loved the beautiful views of the valley and small... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful! Just go and discover for yourself. Dinner is always great at the top of the mountain. Call ahead to make sure they're open and you'll like what they're serving that night.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful view. Nice hiking for different lengths and levels. Note that the tower at the top is closed till (i think) 2016.

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