North Adams, Adams, Lanesborough, Cheshire, Williamstown and New Ashford
30 Rockwell Road,
P.O Box 138
Lanesborough, MA 01237
- The Veterans War Memorial tower on the summit is closed for renovations through 2017
- Roads to the summit open for the season on May 14
At 3,491 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. It became Massachusetts' first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards the visitor exploring this special place of scenic and natural beauty.
Explore Plan Your Visit for basic visitor services information, maps and brochures, operating hours and seasons.
Visit Recreation for more detailed information on rules and regulations for backpack camping, snowmobiling, visiting with pets and hunting seasons.
Bascom Lodge on the summit offers overnight accommodations and meals from late-May through mid/late-October. For other lodge details call 413-743-1591 or click here.
The roads to the summit are open seasonally from late-May through November 1; weather permitting into fall, please call ahead for current road conditions. Since the 2007-08 Historic Parkway Rehabilitation Project, the restored road system offers numerous opportunities for scenic viewing and short hikes along this state-designated Scenic Byway. Bascom Lodge and the Veterans War Memorial Tower are open seasonally. The Mount Greylock Campground (primitive overnight area) is accessible by hiking only.
The Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower (shown at right, in winter) was built in 1932 and crowns the highest point in the state. The memorial was dedicated in June 1933 as a tribute to courage, endurance, loyalty and self-sacrifice, wherever these qualities have been shown, by the state’s men and women in the uniform of the state or nation.
Mount Greylock is located in the rugged northern Berkshires of western Massachusetts, approximately three hours west of Boston and north of New York City.
To Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough (01237), from the South, East or West via MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee. Follow US Rte. 20 west to US Rte. 7 north to Pittsfield for 11.8 miles. From downtown Pittsfield continue north on US Rte. 7 to Lanesborough for 6.6 miles. At the brown Mount Greylock sign turn right onto North Main Street. Follow the brown lead-in signs 1.5 miles from Rte. 7 to the Visitor Center and park entrance. Driving distance from Visitor Center to summit is 8 miles.