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Mt. Greylock is located in a state reservation in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachussets. It is criss-crossed by numerous hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately I arrived too late in the day to sample any of the hiking trails in this attractive area. However, you can access the highpoint by car, which is what I did.

A war memorial tower made of stone is located on the highpoint. It has an interior stairway which you can climb to some observation windows. There is a beacon on top which was originally destined for Boston harbor, but ended up here instead. At certain times of the year the beacon is intentionally not turned on because it seems to cause confusion for some species of migrating birds.

If you have a chance to hike any of the area trails the Hopper Trail is reputed to be one of the finest.