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.

Pavilion at Hamilton Field


Ideal for family events, the Pavilion at Hamilton Field offers electrical hook-ups, a large cooking grill, picnic benches within, nearby swings and sanitation facilities. Reservations for its use can be arranged through the park’s management office by calling 413-534-1186. It is a way to support a reservation whose budget for staff and maintenance has been much reduced.