update April 2020: Due to COVID-19, Bascom Lodge will delay it’s opening until July.
Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood building at the summit of Mount Greylock, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s on the Appalachian Trail to provide meals and accommodations for hikers, vacationers and nature enthusiasts.
The Lodge and roads to the summit open to the public from May to October. In its open season, the lodge hosts workshops on natural history and the mountain and leads walks and outdoor events in the summer and fall. See their website for details on talks and special events here.
Excellent snacks and meals are served in the lodge from 7am, including a delicious lunch spread and a high-end, reservations-only dinner. Call for details: 413-743-1591.
The War Memorial Tower (pictured) at the peak of Mount Greylock has newly opened for visitors to climb. It is open 9:30am to 5:30pm and is 90 steep spiral steps to the observation deck.
The Mount Greylock Visitors Center in Lanesborough also leads guided walks and explorations.