Of the many mountain auto roads in New England, three of them are right in Massachusetts. Mt Wachusett, in Princeton, Sugarloaf Mountain – at all of 652 feet, and the stunning Mount Greylock in North Adams.
Here they are in all their awesomeness:
First, back in July, Tyler running up Mt Wachusett –
Next, just today, Sugarloaf, in South Deerfield, MA – kind of a cute little thing, only a mile or so, so you get the ascent and descent, and two shots of the AWEsome S. Deerfield Elementary School kids on a hike.
Finally Mount Greylock, in North Adams,, a mountain that, every time I visit, I’m struck by how peaceful and pretty it is. It’s the highest peak in Massachusetts, and on the Appallacian Trail to boot.
I started off the day today by making that climb on an wide-open, empty road… only to find breakfast waiting for me at the summit! Check out the Bascom Lodge – a full service Inn dating back to the ’30s, and given Yankee Magazine’s 2011 Editor’s Choice award – Best Meal with a View!