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.

Points of Interest Map

Click on the representative map below for locations of points of interest.
Map is an illustration representing Section 6 of the New England National Scenic Trail as well as the extensive trail system in the Mt. Tom area.  For the official Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation map of Mt. Tom State Reservation, log on to http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/mtom.pdf