About NeVar


In the future this website's mascot and spokes-raven, NeVar, will tell stories about the Mt. Tom Range, particularly the Mt. Tom Area.

Ravens have been followers of our kind longer than recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To Indigenous Americans ravens are revered noble spirits: intelligent, adaptable, sociable.

And so the common raven was chosen to tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke, Massachusetts, should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

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.