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Visiting Mt Greylock is a great experience, either by car, or, if you have most of a day, by hiking. As the highest peak in Massachusetts, the ride up has great views all the way... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visiting Mt Greylock is a great experience, either by car, or, if you have most of a day, by hiking. As the highest peak in Massachusetts, the ride up has great views all the way up. Climb the War Memorial tower too. Bring a picnic.

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Durham, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for us with a toddler because you can drive right to the top and park then get out to enjoy the beautiful views. We enjoyed walking around the trails at the summit and the view. Nice place 2 spend an afternoon.

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Andover, MA
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We followed the Jones Nose Trail uphill to where it joined the Appalachian Trail, and then on to the top of Mount Greylock. Very pretty country with a couple of clear overlooks, but it was a rainy day in October when we were there, so views were obscured by clouds and rain. The "boreal forest" we passed through is unusual... More 

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Tallahassee
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a lovely drive to the top of the mountain, particularly in fall when the leaves are blazing their colors. At the top, you'll find a hiker's shelter and a lodge, along with the iconic towering war memorial, but few services.

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Thank Frank W
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I started our foray into camping and hiking at Mt. Greylock. I remember the first night we stayed there, my husband had told the ranger about how nervous I was, this gentleman (Jared) was so kind and helpful. He provided me with alot of information and stayed and talked for a while. Whenever we returned, he always... More 

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Liverpool, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Drove to top of highest peak in the state with great views. We were staying in Williamstown so you can go up one way and come down via another (helps with a sat nav). Hats off to those who do it by walking up!

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Never been here and wanted to see it in all it glory during foliage. All I can say is WOW! I drove to the summit because I wanted to see the views driving up to the top. There were parking on the side of the road to stop and be at awe with the views. When arriving at the top... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were spending a few days in beautiful Williamstown, MA and obviously wanted to drive to the top of the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Having driven through the Rockies, we were not expecting a spectacular drive or a spectacular view from the top. We really underestimated Mount Greylock. First of all, the drive is spectacular and the views on the... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mt. Greylock commands spectacular views in clear weather. In foul weather, the drive up and down the mountain can be scary, and the hike may be dangerous. I recommend going in early autumn for the foliage views, but before mid-October (we were caught in a snowstorm on October 22nd and drove down the mountain at under 10 mph).

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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mount Greylock is located in northwest Massachusetts, near Williams College, and is the state's highest point, nearly 3500 feet. In addition, it is on the Appalachian Trail. The Veterans War Memorial Tower at the summit can be seen from many areas in western Massachusetts. The views at the summit are superb. There are plenty of hiking trails up to the... More 

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