The park is open year-round from sunrise until dusk for day-use recreation. Overnight camping and accommodations are permitted only at the Mount Greylock Campground, the five designated backpacker shelter areas, and on the summit at Bascom Lodge, May-October.
The auto road to the summit is open from late-May through November 1. Please respect all posted rules, regulations and speed limits. The park is open to recreation year-round from sunrise until dusk. Access is free; there is a parking fee per vehicle for the summit parking lot only ($5 MA Residents/$6 Non-Residents).
Please note vehicle restrictions below. Summit parking is free for ParksPass holders, vehicles with Handicapped, disabled veteran plates/placard, and seniors 62 and above with the Massachusetts Senior Pass.
Fall Foliage in the Berkshire region is spectacular. Mount Greylock is located in a transition zone between two forest types; Central Hardwoods from the south, dominated by oak, and Northern Hardwoods represented by sugar maple. This, combined with significant changes in elevation and temperatures, provides for a stunning variety of color displays of reds, oranges, yellows, browns, tans and occasional deep purple. The change in foliage color begins to intensify in late-September and peaks about the second week of October. Plan ahead, as this is a busy time of the year here: visit Berkshire Visitors Bureau for tourism information and accommodations, check out the Mount Greylock Scenic Byway page to help guide your visit and take a hike, and also check out other Places to Go in the Northern Berkshires and beyond. Lastly, visit the Massachusetts foliage timetable or up-to-date fall foliage reports and more to time your trip for a colorful experience.
Snowmobiling is permitted during winter on the auto roads and designated trails within the park under appropriate conditions: 4-inch minimum hard-packed snow base. Snowmobiling is permitted after sunset. Parking for snowmobiling is available at the Visitor Center in Lanesborough, Notch Road Gate in North Adams and in Greylock Glen at the end of West Mountain Road in Adams. Please see winter use map for trail locations. Call the park Visitor Center 413-499-4262 for updates, or visit the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM) website.
Visit the Recreation page for a full list of available year-round opportunities.
Due to sharp turns and inclines the following vehicles with low clearances are restricted from driving to the summit beyond the Visitor Center entrance in Lanesborough, Notch Road Gate entrance in North Adams or Greylock Road in New Ashford:
- Recreational Vehicles over 13 feet in length are not permitted.
- Coach Tour Buses are not permitted.
- School buses are permitted, a parking fee of $30/bus applies for the summit lot only. School busses with groups should call the Visitor Center in advance and notify park staff: 413-499-4262.
- All Terrain Vehicles
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Firearms, hunting, fishing or trapping within the War Memorial Park; a 0.75 mile radius area around the War Memorial Tower is designated as the War Memorial Park, dedicated to honor the citizens of the Commonwealth who gave their lives in time of war.