Greylock Glen Resort Vision
A sustainable approach to development will enhance appreciation of Greylock Glen’s natural and scenic resources while establishing Adams as an outdoor recreation destination and expanding the local economy.
Balancing Development with the Environment
Greylock Glen Resort will be a premier destination for outdoor recreation and environmental education in the Berkshires, while conserving and protecting the unique qualities of the Glen’s natural and scenic resources. To that end, over 1,000 acres of the Glen will remain undeveloped and will be managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. About half of the remaining 56 acres will be sustainably developed to provide lodging, recreation, education and cultural activities for both visitors and residents. A sustainable development plan has been adopted for the project. Under this plan, green building designs, renewable energy technologies and sustainable operating plans will be incorporated into all aspects of the project to minimize impact on the environment.
Greylock Glen’s natural setting is a compelling destination for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and environmentally minded tourists. Its appropriately-scaled development plan and its extensive trail system and recreation opportunities, directly linked to the 12,500-acre Mount Greylock State Reservation, will appeal to the growing environmental and recreational tourism sectors. Primarily known as a cultural destination, Berkshire County is also known for its scenic beauty, which has brought visitors to the Berkshires for more than a century. Greylock Glen Resort will be perfectly positioned, designed, equipped, and branded to become a leading destination for a wide variety of activities, including:
Astronomy • Backcountry Skiing and Boarding • Bicycling • Bird Watching • Camping • Classes • Concerts • Ecology • Farm-to-Table Dining • Festivals • Films • Forestry • Geocaching • Hiking • Hunting • Ice Skating • Jogging • Lectures • Mountain Biking • Nature Walks • Nordic Skiing • Orienteering • Photography • Picnicking • Rock Climbing • Snowshoeing • Swimming • Telemark Skiing • Trail Running
Culture and Education
Greylock Glen Resort will complement the cultural and educational institutions of the Berkshires, which include Williams College, MASS MoCA, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and Tanglewood, among many others. Programming at the Outdoor Center will include speakers, films, and classes in environmental education. In addition, the Center will provide field study opportunities for nearby educational institutions including public schools and MCLA. The Performing Arts Amphitheater will offer concerts, plays, festivals and other events that will appeal to visitors and local residents alike.