Naomi

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 treble13@comcast.net.

Stone Crusher

StoneCrusherA relic, the Stone Crusher located off Christopher Clark Road pulverized basalt rock that erosion flaked off the mountain’s near vertical west face. Power for the crusher’s driving wheels came from belts connected to a raised truck’s drive wheels. The back-breaking job was shoveling the loose basalt from those nearby steep slopes onto conveyers leading to the crusher’s hopper. Basalt is an construction aggregate. Better sources ended the operation. For a shocking image of mining Mount Tom, hike into the quarry. See Quarry page.