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Mount Tom State Reservation
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Holyoke
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Nice place to view the Connecticut river valley from. Try to include the Mt Holyoke Visitor center which complements Mt Tom very nicely. Also you can stop in DSouth hadley and get a nice latte or coffee in the town center. very very pleasant.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Nothing overly exciting, but a nice quiet place to get some hiking in, plus there are a few spots with some nice views of the Connecticut River valley. And there are some ruins on top of Goat Peak to check out. You can picnic in several spots, including near Bray Lake. There are snapping turtles in there, best left alone.:-)

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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

This is a great place for the whole family. Usually weekdays are free and weekends are about $2. There are picnic sites and grills that are free and two large gazebos for rent. A big lake for fishing(not swimming) and plenty of trails to keep you busy. They also have a look out tower and benches at the top of the mountain with spectacular views, you can drive your car to. Dogs are allowed on a leash. They do have a few swings and a slide but the rest is up to you!

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Spectacular views of the Connecticut river valley & the Berkshires from the road along the western edge, entered from route 141. Striking volcanic rock formations for the geologist. Excellent walking trails. And the reservation is not much used, so no crowds. Oh, Mt. Tom is the last surviving habitat, I'm told, of the north-eastern timber rattlesnake--but a visitor is very unlikely to see one. In spring and fall the valley is a major route for migrating hawks, and there are bald eagles to be seen.
There's a small entrance/parking fee on weekends.

3  Thank Quavvers
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

My mother in law and our two dogs (and me) had a blast here.
We didn't see any hawks or wildlife, but the scenery was stunning. I could easily imagine myself plopping on one of the meadows by the lakes with a good book and some snacks! And since it's so big people disperse nicely so it never feels like there's too many humans :)

Thank Nicole S
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