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Want a challenge with a great reward? Hike the AT from North Adams side. Easier from Cheshire

The top of Mount Greylock is an incredible reward to what can be a very challenging hike. I wanted... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
robdaugherty1
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
Highest Point in Massachusetts

Weather permitting, you can drive to the summit of Mount Greylock by vehicle. There are also many... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
Susie1028
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

The top of Mount Greylock is an incredible reward to what can be a very challenging hike. I wanted to burn a lot of calories and lose a quick 5 pounds (I lost 7, but I had a lot to lose), so I parked my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

Weather permitting, you can drive to the summit of Mount Greylock by vehicle. There are also many trails that will lead you there by foot (including the Appalachian Trail). The trails are well marked, clean and well kept. We hiked in the winter, and proper...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Mount Greylock is a serene place. One is truly centered in this place. The views are simply majestic!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the top of Mount Greylock as it was too cold and windy for me to hike. Stop at the visitors center first as it’s full of useful information. Pleasant drive to the top and the soldiers memorial. Great views from the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Lovely drive up to the top. It was a really clear day and the views are to die for. Nice café at the top to recharge the batteries

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We visited the summit on a chilly late October afternoon. Having passed fall foliage season, there was plenty of parking. There was no charge to park this time of year, but donations are requested to maintain the park. The main attraction is the Memorial Tower...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Great tourist trap -- especially in autumn. We don't live far from it but seldom go but took relatives who hadn't been in a while. Try to go in morning before it gets busy otherwise, after driving nearly 10 miles uphill, you may get stuck...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The first thing I noticed about Mount Greylock was the smell...it literally smells like Christmas! It was a beautiful day & we had 3 dogs to hike. Loved it & would definitely return.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This gorgeous summit is accessible by foot or by car. I especially loved the signage that showed distant landmarks and their distances. Highly recommend. Next time we might build in a meal or drink at the lodge at the summit.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LivelyLaura
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The views from the top of M. Greylock are amazing. The veterans memorial monument has quite a few stairs but they are worth it for the view. The memorial itself is amazing and a must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Emptynesters314
October 6, 2018|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Probably a week away from peak.
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Ambassador792708
September 15, 2018|
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Response from neilmac1947 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are picnic benches but there are also plenty of places to have a picnic in the grounds. Payment for car park is when you reach the summit and there is a booth at the car park entrance. The day we went it was free... More
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from kingboy72 | Reviewed this property |
No fee to go up the road but there is a fee to park so you can explore the top of the mountain. I think $5 to $10 per car. Stop at the lodge on the way up the mountain and there are rangers that can tell you about the... More
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Nicole V
Mohawk Trail State Forest and Mount Greylock (6 Replies)
This weekend, my boyfriend, dog and I will be camping at Mohawk Trail State Forest. We also want to go hiking at Mount Greylock for the day. I know it is about an hour away, but can anyone recommend a moderate hike – we definitely want a work out, but we don’t want to hike for more than 5 hours. And, is it easy to park at a trail head and such? Any information would be awesome! Lastly, does anyone have any suggestions on good places to stop and grab a sandwich or food for lunch? It doesn’t...More
October 03, 2012|
Response fromeastcoastdave|
Check out the area called the Hopper, there is 150 year old "Old Growth Forest" here. I was there 10 years ago and the trees were enormous. Not much like it in the NorthEast.
summne
San Francisco, California
In Vermont/NY for fall colors with absolutely no plans made (7 Replies)
We are here in Albany for a sudden, unplanned last minute trip all the way from the west coast. We are mainly here for the fall colors. We just made a plan fro day 1: Albany to Mount Greylock to Bennington and then Manchester, VT ending at Mount Snow and West Dover overnight. We have 4 more days and we fly back from Albany on 18th. We are mainly looking for scenic drives and fall colors. We are not looking for long hikes since we are here only for a few days but mainly drives and...More
October 13, 2018|
Response fromsummne|
One other question - for the timeframe we are looking at - Oct 13-18, where are the best chances of viewing Red Maple leaves? Your inputs are very appreciated
Henry-B-Baum
Berlin, Germany
Foliage trip by public transport (14 Replies)
Hi, if we can't get a reasonable priced rental car (see my other thread) for this weekend, can anyone recommend a place to see foliage that is accessible by public transport. We don't mind a longer train ride (2-3 hours) and we don't mind a bit of walking from the last stop. I heard there are nice spots on the Hudson River valley. But I initially wanted to go to Mount Greylock. Any ideas?
October 14, 2016|
Response fromhowardform|
Take Amtrak to Albany. its mostly the train ride, but you will alot of Foiliage