Mount Tom State Reservation

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Coordinates: 42°16′7.8″N 72°37′32.4″W / 42.268833°N 72.625667°W / 42.268833; -72.625667
Mount Tom State Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
Visitor Center, Mount Tom State Reservation, Holyoke MA.jpg
Visitors Center
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Counties Hampden, Hampshire
Cities Holyoke, Easthampton
Elevation 627 ft (191 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°16′7.8″N 72°37′32.4″W / 42.268833°N 72.625667°W / 42.268833; -72.625667
Area 1,967 acres (796 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Mount Tom State Reservation

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 amenities[edit]

Recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. The 110-mile (180 km) 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Tom State Reservation". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mount Tom State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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