Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Adams in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet

 
 
Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtney Michael, July 8, 2011
1. Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet Marker
Inscription. Take a deep breath, and enjoy the view! You are at the peak of the highest mountain in Massachusetts.

The summit of Mount Greylock features the only subalpine environment in Massachusetts. Because of the high elevation and the westerly winds, there is a wide temperature range from winter to summer and from day to night.

The summit is the centerpiece of the Mount Greylock State Reservation. Designated in 1898, Mount Greylock became the first state reservation in Massachusetts' state forests and park system. Established on less than 400 acres, the Reservation has grown to nearly 12,000 acres.
 
Location. 42° 38.233′ N, 73° 9.97′ W. Marker is in Adams, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker can be reached from Summit Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adams MA 01220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "A Beacon Standing for Peace" (here, next to this marker); Veterans War Memorial Tower (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mount Greylock Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds

<i>Adams, Mass. Greylock Mt. 3505 Ft High.</i> image. Click for more information.
Postcard by the Hugh C. Leighton, Co., Manufacturers, circa 1908
2. Adams, Mass. Greylock Mt. 3505 Ft High.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet (within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundred Years (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summit: A Peak Experience (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. LandmarksNatural Resources
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement