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Explore Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation Area

July 29th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

View from atop Mount Greylock Adams MAFor those considering a visit to the Mount Greylock area during their stay, we suggest a stop by Greylock Glen, a new kind of outdoor recreation area in Adams, MA.

Mount Greylock is Massachusetts’ highest peak, with a summit of 3489 feet. The eye-popping vista from this point can reach as far as 90 miles away. The summit is an understandably popular destination, reachable by car in less than an hour from our Lee MA inn.

Greylock Glen is a 1,063 acre parcel of land just east of Mount Greylock. The acreage has seen a variety of development projects over the last decade or so but none successful – and none like this.

A Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Area

Where previous plans seemed in conflict with the natural environment, Greylock Glen is actively working with nature to minimize its impact.

Over 1,000 acres of the Glen will remain undeveloped. Plans for lodging, recreation, and education facilities will use up about half of the remaining acres. These plans incorporate green building designs, renewable energy technologies, and sustainable operating plans.

Outdoor Recreation at the Glen

An extensive trail system connects Greylock Glen directly to Mount Greylock State Reservation. Learn more about trails at the Glen.

The reserve offers a wide range of hiking, biking, and picnicking opportunities. Birdwatchers and other wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to remember their binoculars and cameras.

In the colder months, Greylock is a popular destination for ice skaters, snowshoers, skiers, and snowboarders.

There’s simply no end of things to do at Greylock Glen, whether you’re looking for a real workout or just a pleasant outing.

More Than Just Trails

Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation Area in fallPlans for a future Outdoor Center detail a net-zero building with classrooms, a retail outdoor gear shop, and a cafe. The Amphitheater will host concerts, plays, festivals, and many other exciting cultural events.

Greylock Glen already hosts a growing number of annual events. These include the popular, fall foliage Greylock Ramble, the Thunderbolt Ski Race, M.A.G.I.Con, and much more.

Greylock Glen

Gould Rd, Adams, MA 01220
Learn more at the Greylock Glen website.

Nearby Adams MA is also worth your attention.

Adams is a picturesque valley town with many historic Victorian homes and buildings downtown. It is home to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, the East Hoosuck Quaker Meeting House, the Thunderbolt Ski Museum, among other points of interest.

Berkshires Lodging

After a day of exploring the natural beauty of the Glen, you’ll be glad you’re headed back to the comforts of your room at our Berkshires bed and breakfast. Our inn is a Select Registry property offering luxurious accommodations including private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs to soothe away any aches and pains. Applegate Inn is a Gilded Age inn ensconced on 6 park-like acres located just a half mile’s walk from historic downtown LeeBook your stay at Applegate Inn today.

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