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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 ...
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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.

Ownership: DEM 
Size: 12,500 acres 
Closest Town: Williamstown

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Mount Greylock - photo by Massachusetts DCR
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Driving Directions:
From Route2 in Williamstown, follow Route 7 south through New Ashford. Watch for Mount Greylock State Reservation signs on the left. From Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), take exit 2 to Route 20. Follow Route 20 west to Route 7. Take Route7 north through Pittsfield and Lanesboro. Look for reservation signs on the right.

For more information call (413) 499 4262.

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Mount Greylock State Reservation : Wildlife Viewing Area