ADAMS -- If you haven’t yet visited the Berkshires’ iconic Bascom Lodge this year to enjoy the relaxed ambiance, stunning alpine views, diverse programs and the Lodge’s award-winning American cuisine with a focus on fresh, locally produced foods, don’t dismay.
The Lodge (celebrating 75 years) will be open daily through Oct. 20, serving up delicious breakfast, lunch, and fireside dinner meals (dinner reservations are required), a medley of free programs and concerts, and the best perch in the Berkshires to take in the region’s spectacular display of fall foliage.
Early autumn is a perfect time to visit Bascom Lodge, located at the summit of Mount Greylock - the tallest mountain in Massachusetts - with breathtaking panoramic views of five different states. The rich variety of fall colors in Mount Greylock State Reservation’s hardwood forests begin to intensify in late September and are at their peak in the first weeks of October.
Programs on Wednesday and Sunday evenings in October include an introduction to astronomy, a boreal forest walk and slideshow, a salsa dance night, and a special musical performance on Sunday, Oct. 13 (Columbus Day Weekend) with the esoteric, "otherworldly" indie pop sounds of artist/performer C. Ryder Cooley and the Dust Bowl Faeries (see inset).
On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14, Bascom Lodge will participate in the 46th Annual "Mount Greylock Ramble.