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“Climb to the top”

Mount Greylock State Reservation
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Lanesboro
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Owner description: Acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, the first state park in Massachusetts also contains the states highest peak at 3,419 feet.
Ft. Lauderdale
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113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Climb to the top”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We did a 3 day 2 night loop backpacking trip up and around the mountain. The camping shelters are free, first come first serve. They are close enough together that families can backpack with small kids. We made it to the top and then back down with our heavy backpacks. Most people drove to the top. And many others rode their bicycles up there. Others did day hikes up and around. The trails are well maintained. The view from the top is spectacular. Right now (7/14), the tower is closed for repairs thru the fall, so you can't climb to the top of it for the best view.

Visited July 2014
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Summerland Key, Florida
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice drive”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Free to drive put parking at top is a few dollars, unless there's no one present to take cash & it's free. Lovely view & could see points in 4 states from peak. War Memorial closed for revamp until 2016.

Visited July 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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836 reviews
359 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Fantastic views and challenging trails”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is a great way to see the "valley" from the mountain top drive. We started in the north from between Williamstown and North Adams and headed south on Notch Rd. to access the start of the scenic drive. There are many trails along the way but not so many "pull off's" to take pictures. At the end of the scenic drive is the south entrance and home to the visitor center. It has many friendly and helpful staff. We are not in the best of physical shape, so we chose a 1.8 "easy" trail to hike. It was a little more difficult than we expected but we were glad that we did it. There are trails marked easy, moderate, strenuous and aggressive. Unless you are use to hiking, these trails can be very challenging and in some cases dangerous when it has been raining.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing views, good hiking, a natural wonder”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We took the family hiking here a couple of times during our trip. The parking lots are free unless you drive right up the summit and the paths are well marked. Being on a mountain, every path we tried was a bit challenging, but the lovely waterfalls and views were well worth the effort!

Visited July 2014
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Nothing else like it in Massachusetts”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Husband and I visited a few times for birding/walking. I didn't do much hiking due to a knee injury, but still very much enjoyed the visit. The many scenic overlooks on the road to the top are definitely worth it. Even though it was misty when we drove up, it was still a really enjoyable trip. We didn't get the best views, but the mist gave the whole place an unearthly feeling, very peaceful. Excellent birding. Blackburnian Warblers are almost common! Veerys singing--I can never get enough of their haunting song. Gorgeous Black-throated Blue Warbler. And so on.

Visited July 2014
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