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

Former Quarry

020quarryThe battle to stop expansion and close the seven-acre basalt quarry that threatened to carve out 91 acres from the face of Mount Tom took many determined minds from Holyoke and beyond. It says much about who we are and what we value.  The above  still image dates from the height of blasting and crushing operations.

Falcon chicks1Now that the quarry is closed, Peregrine Falcons are building nesting sites on ledges of the 125 foot high 

Images courtesy of friends of the Mt. Tom Range