While we were in the Berkshires last week, we decided to hike up the highest mountain in the state of Massachusetts, Mount Greylock (click here). Actually, we really didn’t hike up the mountain. We drove up the scenic route! In the comfort of our vehicle. Greylock has a very nice paved road going all the way up to the summit with stops along they way, just perfect for a photographic pause.
Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. From the summit at 3,491 feet, you can see as far as 60 to 90 miles on a clear day, including parts of four states and five mountain ranges. Venturing up Mount Greylock is worth it for the sweeping vistas alone.
The park itself includes 12,500 acres of wilderness. Fifty miles of trails crisscross the mountain. The famous Appalachian Trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine goes right up the middle of Mount Greylock for 12 miles. So if you’ve ever wanted to tackle part of the Appalachian Trail, this is your chance.