Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 42° 38.233′ N, 73° 9.97′ W. Marker is in Adams, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker can be reached from Summit Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adams MA 01220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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);
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 9, 2011, by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. 2. submitted on February 5, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.