Model of the Region
It is 10 degrees cooler generally at the Summit
than at the Visitor Center.
Panorama at the Visitor Center
View from the Visitor Center
Adams Overlook Illustration with various points of interest
Then we headed for the summit and took some pictures when we arrived.
World War I Veterans Memorial for those that perished in the war. It was dedicated in 1933 before a crowd of 1200 people. It has now become a memorial to the casualties of all wars.
One of the plaques on the base of this memorial states: "The tower's beacon, possibly the most powerful light in Massachusetts, was intended 'to shine each night, perpetually, to honor the memory of fallen heros and to guide aviators in their lone night-time journeys over the treacherous mountain range.' Except for a few weeks in spring and fall, when the light is dimmed to avoid confusing migrating birds, the beacon continues to shine each night as a memorial to casualties of all wars."
It was pretty chilly at the top so we stopped in for some hot chocolate.
Inside the Lodge
After we left Mount Greylock, we stopped to see the Lee Congregational Church and Courthouse in Lee, Massachusetts.
Views Along the Road to Lee, Massachusetts
According to the church website "The congregation laid the cornerstone of the current Lee Congregational Church in the summer of 1857. It is an unusually fine example of Romanesque style of architecture and it is the dominant feature of the green on which it stands. The wooden frame steeple is reputed to be the tallest in New England. A 2,000-pound bell hangs below it in the bell tower, and the Seth Thomas clock system tolls every hour. The clock is still wound weekly by hand"