We had the distinct pleasure recently of driving the newly paved road to Bascom Lodge, at the top of Mt. Greylock. It’s only 1/2 hour from our Lenox B&B, and we recommend this jaunt to anyone who wants to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, or just to see the spectacular views.
At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, it provides dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant. It became Massachusetts’ first wilderness state park in 1898. A visitor center at the base of the mountain provides information, and a gorgeous wooded drive of about 20 minutes brings you to the top.
Bascom Lodge is very rustic, but we had a great lunch there. Guests of Brook Farm Inn recently went there for dinner and raved about it. $25 per person provides soup, salad, entree and dessert.– and a fabulous starry night sky. Bring your own wine. Reservations are needed for dinner.
Ask us at Brook Farm Inn for more information and directions from Lenox.