Mount Tom State Reservation

Holyoke, Massachusetts

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Mount Tom, one of the state’s oldest reservations (established in 1903), lays claim to an unparalleled view of the Connecticut River Valley, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Pelham Hills. This 2082-acre reservation offers twenty miles of hiking and walking trails for endless hours of fun for you and your dog. In addition, Mount Tom is one of the premier hawk-watching spots in New England. Hundreds of them can be seen on a good day. Red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, and northern harrier are some of the migrating raptors. October is fall foliage time, and the views at Mount Tom are absolutely amazing for taking in all the colors.

Mount Tom State Reservation Professional Review and Guide

"Mount Tom, one of the state’s oldest reservations (established in 1903), lays claim to an unparalleled view of the Connecticut River Valley, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Pelham Hills. This 2082-acre reservation offers twenty miles of hiking and walking trails for endless hours of fun for you and your dog. In addition, Mount Tom is one of the premier hawk-watching spots in New England.

Hundreds of them can be seen on a good day. Red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, and northern harrier are some of the migrating raptors. October is fall foliage time, and the views at Mount Tom are absolutely amazing for taking in all the colors."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Holyoke
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Department of Conservation and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Mount Tom
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Tom State Reservation

Recent Trail Reviews

12/22/2010
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Much like any Forest or Mtn Range there are many trails. I've hiked all of them in Mt Tom and they all vary in skill level. I've taken the Metacomet-Monadnock trail to the top of Mt Tom (which has a lot of graffiti on the rocks) and i've also taken many of the looped trails. There is also a lake for fishing, canoeing, and ice skating.



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