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

Whiting Street Reservoir

WhitingWhiting Street Reservoir was a farsighted venture in 1888, and was built by human muscle using horse drawn dump-carts and steam power.  It served as one of Holyoke’s drinking water supplies until the mid 1980’s. Whiting and its watershed is an integral part of Mt. Tom’s ecosystem and should remain preserved to insure a reliable source of drinking water for our city, and one likely be a profitable resource sought by our neighbors.

Whiting walking

Holyoke Water Works allows use of the service road to walk, jog, and bicycle during daylight hours.  Fishing, hunting, picnicking are not allowed.  Dogs must be leashed.