Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint
Adams is indeed a quiet town, north Adams and Williamstown however are the happening places to be with restaurants, shops, colleges and museums. Had a great 3 hr visit to MASS MOCA. If you are interested in visual arts, it is a must visit every few years.
I highly recommend the Berkshire Hills Motel. We recommend the front balcony rooms even if they don't have a king bed or bathtub. They have a very nice breakfast room and side porch. Stay 2 nites so that you can enjoy the pool, we only stayed 1 nite and so we couldn't go back to the motel after our ride on Saturday for a cocktail and soak in the pool then a nap in the shade. That would have been a great plan. We hit the museum Friday afternoon, then dinner, then Sat. hit the trail and drove home. Caution: the western parts of Route 2 are not divided and quite winding and dangerous, use caution, or if you don't like that kind of driving take the Mass Pike.
Wifey was quite proud of racking up 22+ miles on her new/used bike but now wants cycling shorts. Even I wished I had worn mine. It was a perfect summer day, the trail is very well maintained with an EXCEPTIONAL visitor's center with parking in Adams. CJ's a quiet pub at the Adams end of the trail, right on the trail, in an old RR Station type bldg.
The trail was not overly busy and there are restrooms at the southern end. The trail is mostly shady so even on a hot summer day you will enjoy a shady ride. With the museum visit and much needed overnite getaway, the railtrail addition rounded out the trip quite nicely.
Oh, and I did see a sign for an organized ride up Mt Greylock, I think 9/14/13. Good luck with that!
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Last edited by rumrunn6; 07-29-13 at 08:05 AM.