Trail guides: (downloadable pdf)
Map and Informaiton
Distance: 1.5 miles round trip
Hike time: 1 hour
(413) 499-4262; www.massparks.org
Trailhead: On Route 7 north of Lanesboro, Mass, and south of Brodie Ski Resort, watch for the small brown signs pointing towards Mt. Greylock State Park. You will be turning east off of Rte 7. Follow the signs onto Rockwell Road and you’ll soon come to the Visitor Center. The trailhead is at the east end of the parking lot (Lat: 42.55358, Lon: -73.21272)
Named for Chief Grey Lock of the Abenaki Indians, Mount Greylock State Reservation contains the highest point in Massachusetts (Mt. Greylock – 3,491 ft), Sperry Campground, Bascom Lodge, the Appalachian Trail, and numerous hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling trails.
The Bradley Farm Interpretive Trail is conveniently located at the Visitor Center, and when inclement weather closes Rockwell Road, it is one of the few accessible trails. Be sure to pick up an interpretive guide and follow along as you traipse through Ephraim Bradley’s 18th century farm land.
The route winds past Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maple, Black Cherry, Birches, Beech, and White Pine; and opaque white rocks called Quartzite garnish the trail. Climb over the stone walls that once marked the farm pastures, and catch a glimpse of the Berkshires along the Cliff Loop section.
– by Jennifer Hanson, Localhikes Reporter
“I hiked this trail in April, the road to the top of Greylock was closed and my wife was with me who has not done much hiking. It was our first hike of 2010, the trail had a few muddy spots which there was no way around. It is a good hike for beginners and families. It starts at the far end of the visitor center parking lot and ends there as well. It is about a 2 mi. loop, not too difficult and wooded all the way.”
– by Rich
“Nice walk with the 4 kids, we had a picknick half way and toured the mountain by car afterwards. We liked the visitor center! Greetings from Holland.”
– by D.H.
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