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.

New England National Scenic Trail

The New England National Scenic Trail (NET), formerly the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trails, is a 215-mile trail route has been in existence for over half a century. Its two branches travel through 39 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The route is a showcases of classic New England landscapes, vistas, rural towns, agrarian lands, unfragmented forests, and  river valleys. The trail also travels diverse ecosystems and natural resources: trap-rock ridges, mountain summits, forested glades, vernal pools, lakes, streams and waterfalls, Native American and colonial historical landmarks.

Principal stewards are the Connecticut and Berkshire Chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club.



Map courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club