Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.

Golf Courses

Two golf courses sit just below the Mt. Tom ridge line.

Holyoke Country Club is a challenging nine hole course tucked up against the northeast side of Mt. Tom State Reservation. Over a 100 years old.  Website is holyokecountryclub.com

Wyckoff Country Club is an “eighteen hole par 69, 6100 yard championship golf course” built on rolling property adjacent to Whiting Street Reservoir and near some of Mt. Tom’s scenic vistas.  Website is wyckoffcountryclub.com

These  courses are examples of compatible commercial ventures serving the need for affordable recreation while preserving open space critical to nearby Mt. Tom Range plant and animal habitat. Images courtesy of their website.