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Greylock Glen Expected To Spur Economic Development In Adams

Town of Adams

The town of Adams and the state of Massachusetts have signed a lease agreement for the Greylock Glen, a 1,000-acre are at the base of the tallest mountain in the Commonwealth. A $40 million master plan for the space is expected to a boon to the area’s tourism industry.The master plan includes two campgrounds, an environmental education center, a conference facility and hiking trails. Adams’ interim town administrator Donna Cesan calls the plan a win-win.

“We have the economic development that we need to rebuild our economy and create Adams as a destination,” Cesan said. “It’s a win for our environmental partners because they’ve now protected 1,000 acres of land at the base of Mt. Greylock.”

Over the past decade, the town and the state have made the space shovel-ready installing utilities and roadways hoping it will invite private investment. Initial work is expected in 2016. The 99-year lease costs Adams $1 a year.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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