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The highest mountain in Massachusetts, partly contained in Williamstown, although the summit (3491' above sea level) is in Adams. The summit features a lighthouse and a radio tower as well as Bascom Lodge. The AT traverses the mountain. Mt. Greylock is occluded from campus by Mt. Prospect.
The summit is the goal, or part of the route, of several runs, including the Schnellstiegen, THE Greylock Run, an annual tempo workout by the cross country team, and the Mt. Greylock Trail Races in the summer.
Greylock is famous as part of Melville's inspiration for "Moby Dick" having the peculiar property of looking rather like the outline of a whale from Arrowhead, his Pittsfield home; nowhere else does Greylock resemble a whale, through the landslide on the Adams side of the mountain does resemble the head of an American Indian, and is popularly termed "Chief Greylock".