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

Mt. Tom Range Study

The nearly 30 year old Mt. Tom Range Study is a three part analysis covering the Mt. Tom area of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Topics addressed:  Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate, Ecology.  The City’s purpose was to have this study serve as a guide for future uses of Whiting Reservoir and the surrounding area, as well as a marketing tool.

As a result of the study’s findings and 21 recommendations, 20 were adopted by the Holyoke City Council.

The Mt. Tom Range Study alsoled to the complete overhaul of the then 30 year old City of Holyoke masterplan.  To read the entire Mt. Tom Range Study, visit the History Room at Holyoke City Library.  A complete e-mail PDF version is available on request.

In 2020 a Whiting Street Reservoir committee was formed to again address future uses of Whiting and the surrounding area.  The focus of yesteryear has changed much in 2021 and will call for numerous stakeholders to come together to better serve our city as well as Mt. Tom.