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“wonderful balsam scented”

Mount Greylock State Reservation
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Lanesboro
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Owner description: Acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, the first state park in Massachusetts also contains the states highest peak at 3,419 feet.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We drove up the mountain and paid $2 for parking at the summit. The scent of the balsam fir trees was terrific! The ranger said the are prolific on the mountain. Wonderful!

This reservation is part of the Appalachian Trail and we encountered one group of young men who began hiking in Georgia five months prior. So cool!

We only hiked around the summit, taking in the views, but there are a lot of trails worth checking out on another visit.

The lodge has a lounge area, restrooms, cafe and lodging. The inn keeper was able to show us the rooms. Mostly utilitarian with shared bathrooms and showers. Queen and bunk bed rooms are available.

The rangers on the property are very helpful and knowledgeable. The tower was closed but we were told it will be reopening in the spring after renovations.

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Thank Kathy Z
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We're doing "high points" so this was on our list. It was a perfect day with GREAT weather!

I only wish I had known about the lodge up there. I would've loved to have planned ahead and stayed the night!

Thank Dakota P
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We hiked several trails in Mount Greylock and drove to the summit. The trails are very well marked and intersect so you can choose a variety of routes. We stopped the visitors center to get advice on trails. They were very helpful. Most of the trails are straight up and down so you better be in decent shape. We took the trail to summit from Haley Farm/Hopper trailhead followed the Money Brook to the AT to the summit and took the AT to Hopper trail back. It is very strenous and is approx 10.9 miles. Other trails:Campground trail to March Cataract Falls (very pretty) and then Stoney Ledge, back. The view from Stoney Ledge is well worth the trip. Roaring Brook trail to Deer Hills Falls is a challenge. For an easier trail but much less exciting is the Rounds Rock. The summit has great views and you can have lunch if desired. They are not the friendiless people at the lodge.You can refill water at the back of the lodge from a facet. We wish we had more to time to hike the other trails.

Thank HikingT
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I took a trip to Mt Greylock. We parked at the parking lot at the end of old adams rd. we hiked up Jones Nose trail on the way up. Found the trial well maintained with a lots of good size rocks. At the summit there is a lodge were you can rest and buy lunch water, coffee and use the restroom. There is monument at the top with great views. If you drive up it will cost you $2 to park. On the way down we hiked Hopper trail and CCC Dynamite trail. which had less rocks but was also less traveled and not as well maintained. The trails had overgrown brush but was a lot easier to walk down.

Thank abercrombie9701
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

You think, eh, why visit Mt. Greylock when you can go to the Whites in less time? It is true, you can drive to the top, but the views are beautiful, and you really feel the vastness of creation. You can see Adams, it is true, but all around are mountains, and Greylock's valley (the Hopper) is undeveloped. Also visited by Thoreau, Hawthorne and that ilk.

Thank Iana S
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