Naomi

A super group of people like you helped make it possible for outdoor adventurers like me to ride the Accessibility Trail here in Mt. Tom State Reservation, Holyoke, MA. Thanks to people like you a smooth and fun-to-ride trail now extends along Lake Bray to the new 55 foot bridge behind me that they built. I’d love to be able to chair-ride with friends all the way around Lake Bray. With help from you and your friends, me and mine, we can make it happen. Want to know more? E-mail me at treble13@comcast.net.

Accessibility Trail

Scene 4, Naomi

Volunteers have extended wheelchair access to the new foot bridge at the far end of Lake Bray, working with Department of Conservation and Recreation ( DCR ) officials and reservation staff, Natural Heritage, Holyoke Conservation Commission, Appalachian Mountain Club.  Because of budget constraints, DCR turned to volunteers who applied for grant funding, arranged purchase of construction materials and provided much volunteer labor. The project is an example of coming together to make the Mt. Tom Range accessible to all.  Naomi and friends enjoy much and are looking forward to the trail going completely around Bray Lake.
Image courtesy of a friend of the Mt. Tom Range.