At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock* is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, beautiful views of up to 90 miles may be seen. In 1898, it became Massachusetts’s first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards visitors exploring this special place with scenic and natural beauty.
The roads to the summits are open seasonally from late-May through November 1. Following the two year historic Parkway Rehabilitation Project, the newly restored road system offers numerous opportunities for scenic viewing along this state-designated Scenic Byway. At the summit, Bascom Lodge and Veterans War Memorial Tower are open seasonally. The Mount Greylock Campground (primitive overnight area) is accessible by hiking only.
*The highest peak of Mt. Greylock is also rumored to be the location of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry… although many have been unable to find it.