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You'll HAVE to hike Grelock in '07 or '08

November 3 2006 at 1:05 PM

Olivier Kozlowski  (Login kozesq)


The MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation announced Wednesday that $21.3 million has been allocated to do major improvements in Mt. Greylock State Reservation. Work on the seasonally-open roads will take place between April 2007 & June 2009, with all roads in the park closed for the '07 and '08 seasons. From the press release:

"Due to seasonal constraints, construction will occur between April 1 and November 1 as weather permits. Mount Greylock roads will be closed to the public for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Road closures during construction will provide substantial financial savings as well as speeding up the time it will take to complete the project. The Visitors Center on Rockwell Road in Lanesborough will remain open during construction.

During construction, while roads are closed to the public, trails on the state reservation will be open to walkers, hikers, and mountain bikers. As construction work is not expected to take place during the winter months, winter activities such as cross country skiing, snowmobiling and winter camping are not expected to be impacted by the parkway rehabilitation project."

Read the full press release here:

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