At 3,491 in elevation, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and southern New England. A paved road system extends up to the summit which features a fantastic panorama offering a view into five states, upwards to 70 miles distant.
This notable mountain is rich in both nature and history. Lofty slopes rise above the surrounding land, sheltering ancient stands of forest and unique habitats for plants and animals. It has been celebrated in works by noted American authors: Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville.
The byway also offers opportunities for hiking, camping, backpacking, overnight lodging and meals at the summit, and is close to northern Berkshire region cultural attractions.
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