Mount Greylock Auto Road Closes for the Season Saturday
Time is running out on a trip up the auto road on the Mount Greylock. A Facebook post on the Mount Greylock State Reservation’s Facebook page posted an alert from the Department of Conservation and Recreation that oversees Massachusetts State Parks.
The auto road will be closing for the season this Saturday (October 31st) at 3pm. All vehicles must be off the mountain before the 3pm deadline. According to past reports, it has been a busy summer and fall on the mountain often causing the closure of the auto road due to full capacity of the parking area. The Mount Greylock Advisory Council will be exploring alternatives to the limited access to the mountain once parking capacity is reached.
Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and overlooks the Berkshires from the peak at 3,491 feet. It is reported that on a clear day you can see as far as 90 miles from the summit. With over 70-miles of trails Mount Greylock is a favorite spot for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
At the summit of Mount Greylock sits the Veterans War Memorial Tower that was constructed between 1931 and 1932 at a cost of $200,000. It was closed in 2013 because of structural concerns. A Pittsfield company was awarded $2.6 million contract to restore the tower in 2015. It was rededicated by Mass Governor Charlie Baker and reopened to the public in July of 2017 according to Wikipedia.
The Facebook post from the Mount Greylock State Reservation is below...
Mount Greylock State Reservation
Yes, it's that time of year!
The AUTO ROADS will be CLOSING FOR THE WINTER SEASON!
Unless we get SNOW before SAT and have to close due to the weather - The AUTO ROADS will be CLOSING on Saturday, October 31st at 3:00 pm. All vehicles must be off the mountain before 3:00 pm on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st.
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