Mount Greylock

There is something special about this mountain, with it's past history of famous dignitaries, writers and artists making the trek up to the top.  It is a beautiful place for a hike and a picnic. We like to go to Jone's nose,  It's about a third of the way up the Lanesboro side, there's a sign and a small parking lot. Go go along this narrow trial through wild blueberry bushes up and down small hills.About a couple of hundred yards  you come to a small crest with a great view of NY an MA. This where we have our picnics of make a big salad and sandwiches and dinner outdoors.

If you go in August you can pick berries till your full. What a tasty desert.

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Just a video of 2 paragliders taking off from the top of the Greylock Mt, in the Berkshires, from different angles. I don't paraglide, I just happened to be visting the site.

Mt Greylock :: Connecting Point


At 3491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen.

View from Mount Greylock

Mount Greylock Geology

3D Block Diagram of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts Compilation and animation using Google SketchUp by: Paul Karabinos, Department of Geosciences, Williams College To read about how this was made download the file: Contructing 3D Block Diagrams, which ...

Image via Flickr This is the view from atop Mount Greylock all the way up at the top of the tower. Mount Greylock, 3491 feet (1064 m), is the highest point in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93-foot (28 m) high lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain including the 2174-mile (3499 km) Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation. The summit of Mount Greylock is located in Adams, but the mountain spreads into the towns of North Adams, Williamstown, Cheshire, New Ashford and Lanesborough. Mount Greylock is composed of a north-south oriented central ridge: Saddle Ball Mountain 3247 ft (990 m); Mount Greylock, the high point (3491 ft (1064 m); Mount Fitch (3110 ft/950 m); and Mount Williams (2951 ft/899 m); flanked by two subordinate ridges: on the west by Mount Prospect (2690 ft/820 m) and ...

Mount Greylock is one of my favorite places in the Berkshires. WhenI first moved to the Berkshires from NYC around 1975. Standing by the Causway in Farnums on Cheshire Lake you could see the the War memorial beacon sweeping the sky,it reminded me of Hollywood search lights. It could be quite dramatic on partially cloudy nights with the beacon appearing and disappearing in the clouds. I understand they tried to fix the beacon but it would be too costly. Now there is a little light in the beacon, At least you can see it at night.

Massachusetts EHS/J2 Nordic Ski Qualifier at Mount Greylock

Massachusetts EHS/J2 Nordic Ski Qualifier at Mt Greylock February 12, 2010 Mount Greylock Regional High School XC Ski Williamstown, MA

Mount Greylock Street Luge Run #1

Alas... I finally got my Noreaster Street Luge on the new silky smooth pavement that now exists to the summit of Mount Greyock - the highest peak in Massachusetts. Yepper, simply the BEST street luge track EVER. Topped out at 48 mph. Would have gone ...

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Attractions in the region of the Mohawk Trail are Mount Greylock, The Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, a natural marble bridge formed by erosion, state forests, old Indian hiking trails, and a plethora of country inns, gift shops, and arts and ...

Backpacker Blogs - Hike of the Day: Mount Greylock


Ralph Waldo Emerson once warned his frequent hiking companion and fellow nature lover, Henry David Thoreau, that Mount Greylock was a "serious mountain." Thoreau, of course, climbed it immediately. He summited the 3491-foot ...

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