Paved roads lead up the state’s tallest peak to a broad view — picnic in the meadow or climb the lighthouse tower of the World War I memorial to see still farther across the valley.
A bronze topographic map shows the mountains many walking trails, some easy strolls from campgrounds to waterfalls, and some treks all the way up from the valley floor.
Roads to the summit are open from May to October and lead to Bascom Lodge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s on the Appalachain Trail. In its open season, the lodge serves breakfast and lunch and a prix fixe dinner and hosts workshops on natural history and the mountain and leads walks and outdoor events in the summer and fall.
The Mount Greylock Visitors Center in Lanesborough also leads guided walks and explorations.