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.

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Rte. 141 Reservation Entrance

Entering the Route 141 gate to Mt. Tom State Reservation, a stone structure built moons ago, brings you to Christopher Clark Road.  In route to the overview on Nonotuck Point, at the far reaches of the reservations, you will pass other scenic views including that of Mount Graylock to the west as well as the Ox Bow and Connecticut River to the northwest, UMASS/Amherst to the north.  To start your hiking adventure, begin shortly after passing the check-on station by taking a left off the road to the Fire Road Trail, a two-plus mile path leading to the Visitor Center and nearby viewing tower.  Click the Points of Interest page to your right for a map of trails throughout the reservation, including the New England National Scenic Trail ( NET ).