From the highest point of Mount Greylock, you can see 90 miles down the horizon. Mount Greylock is a sublime vantage point for leaf-peepers as it’s tucked into the vast Berkshires region which is full of biodiverse vegetation!
With dozens of trails to choose from, Mount Greylock is a also a popular hiking destination in Massachusetts. Trails vary from casual to extremely difficult. Once you make it to the top you’ll be able to admire the natural beauty from the highest point of Massachusetts!
Thousands visit the summit year-round. In the winter, it is a popular spot for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling up to the peak. The high elevation keeps the snow cold enough to maintain its soft and fluffy texture.
At the summit, you’ll also be welcomed to infrastructure that resembles a lighthouse. You might have to remind yourself you’re on a mountain, not a beach!
Resting atop Mount Greylock is Veterans War Memorial Tower. Conceived since the 1930s, there was a big debate on where to put this lighthouse structure, Boston and an island were the first choices, but eventually Mount Greylock seemed to be the right decision.
Visitors are welcome to climb up the 92-foot-tall tower. You can look out as far as New York from the top. Keep in mind, the climbing spiral staircase is very narrow!
Each night the Veterans War Memorial Tower is lit and shines a glowing cast many miles out into the Berkshires!