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Mount Tom State Reservation

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Great for a hike but the maps are not accurate

Several of us went here for a hike. the trails are all color coded however the maps are not to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Auckland Central, New Zealand

We only had time to drive through the reservation, no hiking, but you could do it for hours and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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125 Reservation Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040-9801
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All reviews hiking trails pioneer valley spectacular views the cliff nice place leaves change grew up off season hang gliders free parking nice hike state park tower picnic tom peak reservation
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Reviewed yesterday

Several of us went here for a hike. the trails are all color coded however the maps are not to scale they will give you general idea of where you are going, but if it is your first time it will be tricky. That said...More

Thank waiake1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had time to drive through the reservation, no hiking, but you could do it for hours and hours.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Or to go to a music show. Some of the old structures are still standing from when it was mount tom. it's cool to see that. Nice hike, roads are still kept up and can walk to the top.

Thank al1981136
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The reservation is decently sized with a short hike to reach the top of Mt. Tom. The view is quite nice. There is a memorial to the plane that crashed here 60 years ago which is worth a visit. On the holyoke side there is...More

Thank MikeP1515
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Grew up in the area and spent a lot of time picnicing and climbing here. Not a large park, but lot's of room becasue it is mostly frequented by local. The exceptions are hang gliders and raptor birdwatchers. Significant updrafts on the cliff faces. A...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My friend and I , her idea, decided to climb Mt. Tom as it was such a nice day. Very easy climb for us as we do this all the time, she IS better than I, We had lunch on the cliffs after leaving the...More

Thank johnm01453
Reviewed 24 January 2018

What a great park with many walking trails! We enjoyed a not-too-long walk to the lookout tower that offered a great panoramic view of the rolling surrounding hills! Free parking during the off season.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I was first struck but the excellent road conditions throughout the reservation. Wish all Mass roads were so fine. Outstanding views of the Pioneer Valley abound in this destination. Drove in from the East Hampton entrance and ended up in Northampton. Well worth the trip.

Thank ogogolby
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

It's December and cold in New England! So I drove. Don't be ashamed to drive to the top! The fire tower is the best part. You can see and SING for miles...

Thank mst3kpearl
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There are many trails to take, they are well marked with paint on the trees and signs too. Some have great views, some are all in the trees. Many levels of difficulty as well. There are lookout towers you can go up in too.

Thank Y0ungSter
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3 September 2018|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Mt Tom falls under the state park rules. Nothing in these rules prohibit metal detectors, but they do not address their use, either. If all you want to do is scan the playing fields and camp sites for (lost) articles, then... More
10 August 2018|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Mt. Tom has always been a day only state park. With that, there are not a lot of camp sites in the immediate area. There is a campground at the state park in Chicopee, and camping at the DAR state forest in Belchertown. Try... More