Massachusetts Hiking, Nature September 21, 2019
View Beautiful Fall Foliage With A Hike To Massachusetts’ Veterans Memorial Tower
Fall is one of the best times to go hiking in Massachusetts. This state’s gorgeous autumnal foliage is a true natural wonder, and there’s no better way to see it than by trying out this fun and refreshing hike to the top of Mount Greylock. Here’s what you need to know.
Veterans Memorial Tower is located at the top of Mount Greylock. This 93-foot tall tower looks a bit like a lighthouse and commemorates those who served the in U.S. military.
Besides being a moving memorial, it’s also an incredible vantage point from which to take in the stunning foliage that surrounds Mount Greylock in the autumn. Standing at the tower will give you panoramic views of the forest below as well as Saddle Ball Mountain.
Hiking to the tower is the perfect way to check out the area’s fall foliage. Going via the Bellows Pipe and Thunderbolt trail will give you a challenging but rewarding hike, with a total of 5.1 miles of terrain to tackle.
The trail features a waterfall and is perfect for hikers looking to really get active. It starts at a parking area and though the terrain can get pretty steep, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views along the way.
Looking to make this excursion easier? From late May to early November, you can actually drive your car straight to the top of the mountain.
Yup — that means you can cruise to the summit and soak up all that foliage without even lacing your hiking boots. It’s a great option for days when you’re feeling a little lazy but still want some fresh air.
Don’t miss your opportunity to check out this amazing fall foliage vantage point this season. It’s well worth the effort!
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here. For more of our favorite hikes in the state, check out these unique trails that we just love.
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