Mount Greylock State Reservation

Mount Greylock State Reservation

Mount Greylock State Reservation
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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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Mary
Rensselaer, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Drove up to the summit with younger grandchildren ( 6 & 8). The views are breathtaking, and the Lighthouse Tower is pretty awesome to see. A small restaurant and Inn are also at the site. Social distancing was respected, and everyone I saw wore a mask. Families picnic on blankets, and there are many trails and camping areas. This Reservation is part of the Appellation Trail, and is a, 'must see'.
Written August 2, 2020
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Niki S
Holland, MA165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We drove up to the summit and explored. The climbed the steps to the top of the tower and the views are spectacular all the way around.
The stairs are a very narrow spiral staircase that one person can fit at a time.

The visitor center staff was so helpful!
Written October 9, 2022
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John K
Philadelphia, PA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
On a recent road trip vacation, my wife and I stopped here on our drive from Hyde Park, NY to Williamstown, Massascuhsetts. We came up the Mount Greylock Scenic Byway (starts on Route 7 in Lanesborough, Mass.) and our first stop was the Visitors Center (30 Rockwell Road). I highly recommend making the Visitors Center your first stop. They have some good exhibits and information and maps on all of the different trails.

We then drove to the summit, had a picnic lunch, and climbed the War Memorial Tower and took in the views.

We then went for a relatively easy hike on the Stoney Ledge Trail (7.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 494). The trail ends at Stoney Ledge, which has an excellent view of Mount Greylock.

There are lots of trails with varying degrees of difficulty, so there is something here for everyone who enjoys a walk in the woods.

We then headed out of the Reservation site and followed the Scenic Byway north to Williamstown.

A very enjoyable day.
Written August 17, 2022
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CocoVieja
Cambridge, MA50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I wanted to go to the summit so it was disappointing the auto road was closed due to slippery conditions. Tho we hiked a couple miles up and it was fine. Visitors Center was understandably closed due to Covid. Very scenic and quiet with only birds chirping.
Written November 3, 2020
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kenmkboy
Breaux Bridge, LA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
the mt. Greylock Tower in the park is a steep winding climb with two way traffic in the stairwell. it can be really interesting if you meet up an oversized person on the way -up or down. really a beautiful view from the top. great hiking trails and accomodations at the visitors center.
Written November 8, 2020
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opiehome
Rochester, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Great drive up the mountain- we took the Lanesboro entrance and stopped a few places along the way. Due to Covid, the information center was closed. Wish we would have had better weather the week we were in the area to take a few hikes, but did enjoy the beautiful day we spent on the mountain. Peak was quite crowded and there were more than a few people in a hurry along the way, which defeats the purpose, in my mind.....but hey, that's their experience, I guess? After looking at a few of the sites the local area has to offer, it was refreshing to find one that was free, too!
Written November 1, 2020
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Michele P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Owner and staff are extremely kind, fun, and helpful. Sites are large and woodsy. Lots to do. We scheduled a family trip last minute that required 1 camper and 2 tent sites and they made it work for us. We had a great time in their large pool after climbing Mt. Greylock. It's got a state park feel with all the amenities and most pleasurable owner and staff. It's dog friendly too.
Written October 12, 2022
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Gene K
Salisbury, NC1,269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The staff of the visitors center are both friendly and helpful. Nice exhibits of the areaand the CCC camp that was at Mt. Greylock. And FYI, if you are a geocacher, there is a somewhat tricky geocache located in the visitor center. The drive up to Mt. Greylock is very scenic. Great views from the tower.
Written August 8, 2022
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haynestravel
Hartford, CT77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We went on a mildly rainy day as to not waste our day. Ride up was safe. Be sure to stop at visitor center. Check out the Bascom Lodge as well. The granite tower is beautiful. If you are lucky to get a clear day you will have phenomenal views for miles. On a rainy day, look out for a few small waterfalls on your way down. Very cool place to visit. Lots of history.
Written July 2, 2023
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pocmonster
Belmont, MA296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The summit is easily accessible by car, and a great place for little ones too. There is lots of space to run around safely. There are facilities and a small cafe. The view from the summit is truly hyperbolic, and impossible to capture with (cell phone) photos. And the colors change as time goes by.

The parking lot fills up by 10AM, so get there early. We got there at 9AM from the north without any issues, and came down the south. Both drives are stunning and worth the time.
Written October 12, 2020
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