|Mohawk Trail State Forest|
Named for the Native Americans, who inhabited the region, this forested tract offers a chance to see large mammals and their sign. It also contains five stands of old-growth timber and seasonally provides on-site camping and interpretive programs. The Mohawk Trail (Route 2) is a scenic drive at ...
Mount Greylock State Reservation
|Description: Stand atop the Commonwealth’s highest peak, 3,491-foot Mount Greylock, and take in the panoramic five-state view. The Appalachian Trail connects Greylock with Mounts Fitch and Williams to the north saddle Ball Mountain to the south. Steep-sided ravines are created by Hopper and Money Brooks, providing sheltered riparian habitat.|
Wildlife to Watch: In June, check the subalpine habitat near the summit, looking and listening for blackpoll warblers and golden-crowned kinglets. Thrushes and waxwings can be seen among the mountain ash. At lower elevations, be alert for northern goshawks; watch for flashes of gray as they maneuver low through the forest in pursuit of ruffed grouse or blue jays. Field edges frequently conceal white-tailed deer, and signs of black bears can be found on hardwood slopes.
Special Tips: The Mount Greylock Visitor Center introduces viewers to many options for experiencing the ridges and glens of the reservation.
Other Activities: Except when snow forces road closures, a drive to the summit is possible.
Multiple hiking trails of varying difficulty are available.
Size: 12,500 acres
Closest Town: Williamstown
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: