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Mount Tom State Reservation, Holyoke

(4.7/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
Mount Tom State Reservation encompasses the Mount Tom Range and is located in the Connecticut River Valley region of Massachusetts, just north of the city of Springfield. The reservation is noted for its biologic diversity, high cliffs, and rugged scenery.Activities and amenitiesRecreational activities include hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. The 110mi Metacomet-Monadnock Trail passes through the reservation as do several low-profile seasonal auto roads. The reservation is also a popular place to observe seasonal raptor migrations.
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Reviews
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  • I live in the area so going for a run or hike on the mountain is the perfect thing to do all year round. 
  • We visited at the end of fall foliage and the view was beautiful from the top. Plenty of parking and trails, even around a lake. The tower is not for someone afraid of heights, it's stable but you can...  more »
  • Just a little walk, perhaps 2 miles, but did get to climb two observation towers, and the views were nice. 
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  • Fantastic little hike! Lots of great views and well kept trails. They even keep them well marked, which we appreciated!
  • Great place to hike! The ascent at the beginning is a little steep, fairly easy after that.
  • One of my favorite places on this earth! It's so peaceful and beautiful and Murphy Doo loves going for walks here.
  • Beautiful views! I once walked here from UMass in the snow, on a whim, with a few fellow clueless freshmen. Can't say I'd recommend that part of the walk, but once we reached this park, it was great!!
  • This is a great State park, plenty of trails, and admission is usually free on the weekends. They may charge for admission on the weekends but that is very rare.