In a region well known for its scenic beauty and ample access to outdoor recreation opportunities, Greylock Glen in Adams, Massachusetts stands out as a unique treasure, strategically located and poised to expand its role as a prized Berkshires asset.
Approximately one mile from downtown Adams and nestled some 2,200 feet below the Mount Greylock summit is Greylock Glen. Encompassing 1,063 acres of woodlands, open fields, wetlands, mountains streams, ponds and even a waterfall, the Glen includes trails used by hikers, naturalists, skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, and snowmobiles. The site itself is a mixture of rolling open fields and wooded hillside, interspersed with several ponds.
Human influence from the preceding decades and centuries can be seen throughout the landscape. The site was cut for timber in the 1800s and extensively farmed until the 1960s. The ponds were created as water features for an 18-hole golf course built in the early 1970s.
The Town of Adams is spearheading the effort to launch a significant new project to enhance visitor experience at the Glen: The Greylock Glen Resort. Taking the lead in a new, more balanced approach, the Town is working in concert with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and non-governmental environmental and educational organizations. On a very small section of the overall site, this unique center for outdoor recreation, cultural activities and education will balance economic development with environmental protection. More information about phases of the project, please visit the Master Plan.
Adams, Massachusetts is a picturesque valley town in beautiful Berkshire County, founded in 1778 and named after Revolutionary War patriot Samuel Adams. Nestled between Mount Greylock (Massachusetts’ highest peak) and the Hoosac Range, the town looks out on some of the best scenery in the Berkshires.
Adams is rich in cultural and historic resources like the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, the Quaker Meeting House, the Thunderbolt Ski Museum and many historic homes and buildings. Adams boasts a Victorian era downtown with many architectural treasures. It is also home to Hoosac Valley Service, which offers scenic train excursions between downtown Adams and North Adams offering seasonal rides and special themed events.
Adams is a great place to live and raise a family, with outstanding public, private and charter schools. It offers quiet and safe neighborhoods, with some of the best real estate values available in the Berkshires. Extracurricular activities abound to suit all manner of interests.
The business community offers most of the shopping and services you might need on a regular basis without the congestion of larger communities. Over the past few years, Adams has seen an increase in restaurant and arts venues, demonstrating a new energy with plenty of future opportunity for growth. Adams also offers a full calendar of community events for all ages throughout the year.