AAA Editor Notes
Mount Greylock State Reservation is 9 mi. n. off SR 8; a visitor center is at 30 Rockwell Rd. A 12,500-acre park surrounds the commonwealth's highest peak, which offers a panoramic view of five states. At the 3,491-foot summit are the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower and the rustic Bascom Lodge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park features 70 miles of hiking paths and a section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail; maps are available at the visitor center on Rockwell Road at the park's southern entrance.
The Historic Parkway road system is open to vehicles and bicycles from late May to early November. The campground and Stony Ledge are accessible by hiking only.
Note: At press time, the War Memorial Tower observation deck was closed for rehabilitation work; reopening was scheduled for summer 2016. Phone ahead for updates.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.