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A small waterfall in the distance at the head of a small river, surrounded by lush green forest
© Florian Ptak

Mass Audubon Chosen as Education Provider for New Greylock Glen Outdoor Center

February 07, 2024

Unique opportunities to experience the spectacular natural wonders of the Berkshires are coming soon to a more than 1,000-acre property at the base of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts’s highest peak and home to a rare boreal forest, the only one found in the state. 

In early January, the select board of the Town of Adams approved an agreement with developer Shared Estates to operate the Greylock Glen campground at the base of Mount Greylock. At the same meeting, the board also chose Mass Audubon to be the environmental education provider for the site. 

A small waterfall in the distance at the head of a small river, surrounded by lush green forest
© Florian Ptak

For years, Mass Audubon has worked with the Town of Adams and supporters of the project to champion a vision for the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center that integrates conservation education and outdoor recreation into a premier destination for ecotourism in the Berkshires, while also protecting the Glen’s natural resources.  

Already a well-known destination for hiking, mountain biking, and scenic views, the plan for the site includes a campground, outdoor amphitheater, an environmentally friendly lodge with conference facilities, and—of course—environmental education programs provided by Mass Audubon. 

Building on Mass Audubon’s years of providing programming in the adjacent Hoosac Valley school district, options at the Outdoor Center will include guided hikes, snowshoeing, and nature and bird walks, along with other opportunities to engage in stewardship of the site, learn about the area’s flora and fauna, and participate in climate awareness events. 

Pilot programs could begin as early as this summer, and a full slate of offerings for all ages is planned for the summer of 2025.