We just came back from a trip to the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. One day we climbed Mount Greylock (the highest mountain in the Berkshires). Toward the top we came across this cabin and pond. The trail is part of the Appalachian Trail that spans the mountains of eastern United States. We only hiked a tiny portion of the trail. In fact, we didn’t even climb the entire mountain. We parked at the top of the CCC Dynamite Trail, walked on Sperry Road to the Deer Trail, then took the Hopper Trail to the A.T. or Appalachian Trail. On the way back we took the Overlook Trail to the Hopper Trail. The Overlook Trail really only has one good scenic vista, so my daughter didn’t think it was worth the extra half mile.
It seems that I am not the only person who found this cabin and pond artistically intriguing. Valerie Carrigan did a lovely pastel painting of this cabin on Mount Greylock.
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15 thoughts on “Cabin on Mount Greylock”
Lovely and serene. It made me think of Walden Pond.
And there’s more to remind one of Walden Pond – when you get to the top, there are two rocks with different quotes by Thoreau. Supposedly, Henry David Thoreau at some point climbed Mount Greylock.
Walden Pond is actually much bigger than this, and it’s a great place to swim.
That must be the BEST place to have the QUIEST hollidays far from anything noisy, like children, people on beachs, traffic jams to go and come back of holliday…
Actually, there were plenty of children climbing the mountain as well!
What a beautiful place! I’d like to see this spot in all four seasons.
What a lovely pond and cabin! Looks like such a great place to hike! Wonderful reflections for the day, Leora! Hope you have wonderful weekend!
Looks like a perfect place to relax and soak up the peace and quiet. And Valerie Carrigan’s pastel picture is indeed very lovely. Was looking around her blog, she is a very talented artist for sure… Thanks…
I just discovered her art because I was searching for more information about the cabin. It’s good she titled her post as she did!
I think this is a gorgeous place. So serene. Would love to visit myself. genie
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I can see why an artist would want to paint this scene. It’s calming. 🙂
Glad you were able to get away and it is a beautiful area…
Michelle, partly because dealing with my father and his poor health has been so energy-consuming, the vacation was SO needed. And we did things that all of us enjoyed. It was a good trip over all.
That’s a charming cabin and I love the reflection you caught.
What a beautiful and serene photo. I love the reflections. The cabin is like something out of early Americana. What a scene!