Join Home Base and Open Doors Outdoors for the second hike of our summer season! Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts in 3,941 feet, located in the Berkshires of Western Mass. This is an intermediate hike perfect for those who have some experience with hiking. Mount Greylock State Reservation is Massachusetts’ first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. At the peak, there is the Veterans War Memorial Tower and Bascom Lodge.
Open Doors Outdoors serves Veterans, their families and young people by taking them into the outdoors for reconnection, healthy activity and healing. Through organized activities, participants gain physiological and psychological benefits. Research shows that time spent outdoors can improve mental health such as: stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. ODO strives to provide all individuals access to the outdoors, providing an equitable healing experience. One adventure at a time, ODO’s holistic approach heals and restores lives on many levels.
The hike will be on Saturday, June 17th starting at 8 am at the Mount Greylock Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237. Children with hiking experience are welcome to attend Tickets are limited for this event and Home Base will likely run a lottery. Register by Friday, June 2nd, at 5 pm for a chance to attend!