Perhaps the most iconic structure on the Mount Greylock Scenic Byway is this 92-foot-tall stylized granite tower known as the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. It was dedicated in June 1933 to commemorate the courage, endurance, loyalty and self-sacrifice of all servicemen and servicewomen from the Commonwealth, wherever these qualities have been shown, in the uniform of the state or the nation. In August 2018, it was chosen as one of the nation’s official 100 World War I (WWI) Centennial Memorials, a tribute marking the anniversary of the end of WWI. Because of its lighted memorial beacon, it is often mistakenly referred to as a lighthouse. The memorial beacon is lit nightly (except during bird migration in spring and fall) and it can be seen from great distances. The tower, accessed by a circular staircase, provides a stunning 360-degree view across New England and eastern New York State, 60 to 90 miles away.
Please note: The Mount Greylock Scenic Byway is closed to vehicles from mid-October through June. Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are still permitted.
Mount Greylock State Reservation
30 Rockwell Road
Lanesborough, MA 01237