Mt. Tom State Reservation - Holyoke, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 16.046 W 072° 38.235
18T E 694861 N 4682172
Mt. Tom State Reservation is a part of the Massachusetts park system and is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DRC).
Waymark Code: WMCJK7
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 09/13/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member knightfly
Views: 4

Mt. Tom State Reservation consists of 2,082 acres of parkland primarily used for hiking and noted for its scenic vistas. It is unofficially divided into upper and lower areas. The upper part has the visitors center, a pavilion with picnic facilities , Goat Peak and Bray Lookout Towers and the ruins of an old resort hotel, the Eyrie House. The lower part has large building known as the warming shelter with electricity and restrooms, Lake Bray which is used for fishing and ice skating, and picnic facilities. In between, are twenty miles of hiking trails including a section of the Metacomet-Monadnock trail that runs the length of the state.

The Mt. Tom Range runs through the west (upper) section of the reservation. In spring and fall this is a migratory corridor for thousands of hawks, falcons, vultures and eagles. They ride the thermals created by the abrupt rise of the mountains. At these times, Goat Peak and Bray Tower are premier bird watching locations.
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Mt. Tom State Reservation

Name of System or Passport Program: Massachusetts State Parks

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
125 Reservation Road
Holyoke, MA United states

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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