Adams has things to do in the Berkshires



Adams Visitor

Home to the Thunderbolt Ski Museum, information for visitors, great community events and a great place hang out. The visitor center is staffed seasonally, but open daily. The Visitor Center ample parking lot is convenient to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Berkshire Scenic Railway and the shopping, dining and culture of downtown Adams. (413) 743-8358 3 Hoosac St. 


Berkshire Scenic Railway

The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s mission is to preserve the history of railroading in the Berkshires. They offer their Hoosac Valley Service train rides seasonally from Adams Station. These scenic and educational train rides are on their restored historic train cars. They also offer special themed train rides, such as their holiday Tinseliner, and the popular Cabaret Train. Read more.

(413) 663-4189
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Cheshire Harbor Trail

Considered to be the easiest trail to the summit. Round trip is approximately 6.2 miles/5 hours, depending on your fitness level. Leashed pets permitted.

Each Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day since 1965, people have come from far and wide to hike to the summit for the Annual Greylock Ramble. 

Trailhead on West Mt. Rd.

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Greylock Glen

If you visit Greylock Glen today you’ll find beautiful scenery and a magnificent natural environment, with many options for outdoor recreation on 24 trails for strolling, hiking, skiing and mountain biking. In coming years, your visit will be enhanced by the addition of educational programs, camping, an outdoor amphitheater, an environmentally-friendly lodge with conference facilities, and much more.  Explore More.

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Loop Trail

Meadow Loop Trail

One of the most popular trails in Adams, the Meadow Loop Trail is a gentle gravel path around the central area of Greylock Glen. About two miles. Please leash your pets.

Trailhead on Gould Road

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Dan Morgan ©


Mount Greylock Summit National Historic District

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. The Historic District features the 93’ tall War Memorial Tower built in 1930 and the beautiful rustic Arts & Crafts style architecture of Bascom Lodge, built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The views are spectacular! The summit is surrounded by the state’s 12,455-acre Mount Greylock Reservation. Read more.

(413) 499-4262
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Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the birthplace and raising public awareness of the wide-ranging legacy of the great social reformer, Susan B. Anthony, who was a pioneering feminist and suffragist as well as a noteworthy figure in the abolitionist, opposition to Restellism (opposition to abortion), and temperance movements of the 19th century. Read more.

(413) 743-8358
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thunderbolt ski racer
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Class A

Thunderbolt Ski Trail

This Class A downhill ski trail was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. After its inaugural race in 1935, the trail garnered the attention of Olympians from across the world and served as the site of championship races. After World War 2 with the advent of ski areas with rope tows and chair lifts, the Thunderbolt Trail gradually fell into disrepair. In the early 2000s, an intrepid group of local volunteers called the Thunderbolt Ski Runners restored the trail in time to hold a 75th anniversary race in 2010. Ski races continue to be held on “The ‘Bolt” annually when conditions permit.

Two access points:
Greylock Glen | Greylock Summit

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It’s been almost a year since we’ve been to enjoy the splendor of Greylock Glen. A picture perfect day!
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Sean C.