Showing posts with label Beacon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beacon. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Graylock Lighthouse Beacon

Today we are visiting the Lighthouse at the highest point in Massachusetts, because on top of Mt. Graylock at 3941' above sea level, stands a beacon that overlooks the Appalachian mountains and it looks interesting.


The lighthouse beacon at the top of 3491' Mt. Graylock.













Two plaques at the entrance of the lighthouse.



The entrance into the beacon.


Here's the ceiling on the ground level of the Mt. Graylock Beacon.



There were wreaths by the 4 windows on the ground level of the lighthouse.




The stairway up the Graylock Lighthouse Beacon.



The stairway up leads to a wonderful old spiral staircase going up to the observation level of the lighthouse.


Jack looking out one of the observation windows at the top of the Mt. Graylock Beacon.



There are plaques facing north, south, east and west like this one which let you know what you're looking at.


Looking east from the top of the beacon.




Looking down at the ski cabin. From the towering beacon on Graylock.











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The Rockwell Road to Greylock

Today we are exploring the road to Mt. Graylock which winds it's way up to the highest point in Massachusetts at 3491' obove sea level. Mount Graylock is located in the northwest corner of the state of Massachusetts overlooking the town of Adams.


The Rockwell Road to Graylock was completed in 1907. A lot of folks ask "is Graylock a fee use area"? How much does it cost to drive up Graylock? Well, nothing! It's a wonderful and absolutly FREE drive to the top, however at the top if you want to park and look around there's a $2 parking user fee.


Can you camp on Graylock? The only camping we saw was a 11/2 mile walk from where you park here. We did not camp at Graylock so I don't know what it's like.


Scenery from one of the many scenic overlooks at pull-outs along Rockwell Road.


Looking out at the Appalation Mountains from a pull-out along the road up Graylock.


RV's are not recommended, there are gnarly hairpin turns on Rockwell Road, throw in steep grades and cliffs'n your better off steering clear.


There were a few pretty little waterfalls along the way.


A sign at the top of Rockwell Road reads:
WELCOME MT. GRAYLOCK SUMMIT ELEVATION 3491'



A scenic overlook looking down at the town of Adams.


At the top of Graylock stands an impressive lighthouse to explore in my next moblog post.

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